During the BIGS Investor Exchange (Thank you guys for setting up the event), Chris pointed out something that resonated within me when I was deciding to shift to my current job.

Chris pointed at this book (which is on my reading list but I haven’t got time to read it yet), about Life Energy, I was surprised as there’s actually someone who wrote about it in a book!

Kinda like a better version of my way of calculation which is

  • Actual income = (Take home salary) – (Employment related costs)

Employment related cost do include cost of food, cost of transport, stress related spending for me.

I did factor transportation time as well. In addition, my prior job didn’t have much upwards progression (unless you studied further, but seeing how the industry was shifting was making me nervous) compared to what I do now. Bonus was about the …