Friday, October 9, 2009

Life is full of tough decision making process -9

Came back home, I was thinking how I should react to the job offer. The offer has not come yet. I could be rejected. Again! But, that time somehow I was almost 100% sure that the job will be offered to me. I thought about my friend I had dine with this time in Japan. It was funny feeling.

I thought about my friends who I had dinner with. They were looking for something which they themselves could do. That is what I have. How can I give up that to get the job offer? In addition, the assignment is in Tokyo. The president said that the position controls their operations all over the world. How can I give up the lives my wife and I established after lots of sleepless nights and efforts?

2-3 days later, the president of the company himself called me. He said he wanted to hire me, but he decided not to. I was relieved to some extent but I was curious what was the reason why he decided not to hire. I asked that question. He said "I believed you were qualified for the position, but I felt you were so much into your own success." I was amazed this kind of person can read my mind into that depth.

I thanked him for his calling and talking with me personally. I also appreciated his evaluation for me and hoped that he would find someone who is perfect for him. I said I wanted to be like him one day. He laughed and mentioned that I did not have to like him, since he was still hired, not doing his own. This was very impressive statement.

In my flight back to San Francisco, I thought what an experience I had in Japan. Thinking about being busy preparing to welcome my mother, I told myself that I made right decisions.

In this way, my hot summer, 2009 in Tokyo ended.

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4 comments:

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Hello Shaw,

The President also saw that it would be hard for you to go back to working for someone else when you have been your own boss for quite some time. That is what they (the President and your friend) wish that they had for themselves. They are not sure how to go about getting that for themselves. You have been blessed in this way. You figured it out where they have not.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Shaw said...

Dear Dan and Deanna,

Yes, I feel very happy about being my own. Being my own was not easy involving lots of new discoveries, new trainings, new mentality. I thought I should not have given up so easily.

Thank you for your coming and comment.
Best wishes,
Shaw Funami
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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. what a brilliant outcome - that you've kept your freedom and entrepreneurial spirit alive. I'm so pleased your mother decided to give the States a go and see it again .. she'll be well cared for with the both of you & Snowy! Interesting that the Japanese boss had those two insights .. how right he was ..

Thanks - Hilary Melton-Butcher
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Shaw said...

Hi Hilary,

Thank you for your comment. Now that I made a decision, I need to follow up and make sure it works.

It was interesting to know the president of the company. He gave me a lesson what management means.

Best regards,
Shaw Funami
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