Our client had a good job as tech support for a medium-sized company. He was generally satisfied with his job and with the pay, but unsatisfied with his overall life. He came to us looking for help understanding what was important to him, and for help assessing where he’s making, saving and spending his money. We took this client through the Kinder Life Planning Process. During this process, he was able to do some self-exploration, and realized the most important things to him: having time and freedom to do the things he wants to do; genuinely being able to help others; and living up to the talent that he has but was not fully able to do in his current position.
Through this process, we also discussed the possibility of him owning his own company. During his college years, the client had been quite happy and successful doing career and job coaching, and we explored the idea of re-establishing this practice further. We helped him explore the opportunities that owning a business would create, and the requirements it would manifest. We helped him define what it would take financially, and with everything in mind, he decided that was what he wanted to do.
Before the client left his steady salary and became a business owner, we made sure that he had the right insurance, the right savings setup, the right tax planning setup and ensured that when he made the jump, it wasn’t a drastic change and didn’t put his life savings at risk. Instead, he was putting a reasonable investment to his goal to have more freedom, help others, and potentially earn a higher wage. Two years later, our client is living life very happily – he’s made more money now than he ever did at his salaried position, he has more freedom and more opportunities, and he feels satisfied with the work that he does and the life he has.