To understand the changes happening to my career, it is important to understand the events that occurred months before my training contract ended.

I was out with my pals and had a rough week at work, and two friends asked me a crucial question which I had never contemplated before. The question went like this : “When will you give yourself the permission to be happy ?”

I was struck dumb by this question, but my buddies had a good point.

I had been financially independent for four years and have paid for my family expenses and mortgage without skipping a beat. I manage a fairly decent 7-digit portfolio that is enviable by modern Singapore standards. In comparison, my work frustrations are quite trivial in comparison because, like many practice trainees,  I do the work of a glorified clerical worker. ( In fact, I think it’s safer to delegate work …