It was 2010, the year before I moved to Hong Kong and I had just watched the movie, Up In The Air. I beamed with excitement as I told my boss how much I loved the movie and suggested that he watch it before I returned the red envelope to Netflix. The next day as he returned the DVD to me, he said, “I’m a bit concerned about you, that movie was depressing! What did you love about it?”
I laughed and went on to explain that the motivational exchanges on following your passion had resonated with me most. Specifically, the scene which began with “how much did they first pay you to give up on your dreams?” I was forced to think of what I would have been doing if I were not in my banking role. A few months later, I reached out to a stranger on LinkedIn and inquired about his path to securing his banking role in Hong Kong.