Most of the people now want to trade their time and energy with money. Working with someone in exchange with salary.
It is okay to trade your time and expertise with money for 5 to 10 years. I know some people who get out of rat race after working few years.
Do you dare to trade your life because of attracted offer? The most daring is to trade your life with a promise of high salary.
Mistakes Working in Iraq
In recent year of political and social crisis in Iraq it does not stop for many expats to work there. Working in Iraq offer a higher compensation with tax free benefits.
Do you want to trade your life and career to work in Iraq? How about in Syria and Libya?
I have a friend, a mining engineer who is working in Iraq. He started working there since 2006. He was attracted of high salary and tax-free benefits.
We know that Iraq is not a peaceful country. In recent week, there a lot of killing accidents from extremist according to the news.
I cannot understand why some people gamble or risk their life for the sake of money. I think it is not worth it to take a job if you are not sure your safety. I cannot imagine why some people grab the offer even though they know the danger waiting for them.
Exemption of the Rules
To make this topic clear, there are some exemptions of the rules. Military personnel and advisers are exempted in this topic. They are sent to risky countries to depend the civilian and for global democracy reasons. I really salute their bravery, courage and unselfishness battle for the sake of public benefits.
I am not talking also here those folks who are working with NGOs, UN or UNICEF and diplomats. I salute these organizations or individual who risk their life for humanitarian reasons.
In this post I am particular to those people who are getting job in government and private companies in Iraq, Libya, Syria and other risky countries. They do not mind the to work in the danger zone.
Lessons Learned in Life
What is the essence of earning huge money or tax-free income at the end you will become a victim from the civil war or political crisis?
We should learn from the mistakes of my friend while he was younger and productive. He mismanages his income and he is did not invest the most important asset.
When he gets loose his job, he thinks that is the end of his career.
Always have an Emergency Fund
Always make a habit to save monthly for your family emergency fund. You don’t know when you will get lose your job. Our global economy is not stable.
In fact, some of the jobs in United States are outsourced to other countries. Many manufacturing companies set up their own production line or plant in China or other countries in Far East. So, there is always a chance for jobs lay off in the USA.
Remember as you get older your chance of landing a new job is becoming small. Emergency fund is very important so that you will not be worried for your finances when you are temporarily loss your job. Your sense of feeling is different if you have money. It is true that you will not feel desperate to look for job if you have still savings in your account.
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The rule of the thumbs is at least 3 to 6 months of your income. Within in this period you can live comfortably while searching for new work. Having an emergency fund worth 6 months of your income will not attract you to work in the risky country.
Keep Investing for Personal Growth
It is necessary to invest your own personal growth. You can earn additional skills or train yourself to make valuable to your company.
Do not stop investing yourself. You are the most important asset in your life. So, it is necessary to improve your skills and knowledge to become on the top of your field.
Investing for personal growth is improving your mind sets, your sale skills, and productivity. It is also the process of developing your creativity, decision making and resourcefulness.
If you are valuable, it is not easy for a company to fire you. If you are marketable it means many companies know your potential and qualification. A marketable applicant is not difficult to land for new jobs.
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For one thing sure, if you are investing yourself or your career it is impossible to end yourself working in Libya, Iraq or other risky countries. In fact, you have a better choice to work in very nice safe place.
Never Underestimate Financial Planning
I observed that most people attracted to work in the risky countries are those who failed to plan their future. It is correct to say that people, who fail to plan their finances, are planning to struggle financially.
It is important to start your financial planning when you begin earning. May you are new to real world and fresh from college you, to plan your future career and finances are a must.
With a concrete financial planning will absolutely not bring you to work in Iraq or Libya. You will not put yourself in the danger zone because of money.
Wealth Desire Final Word
Feeling desperate and hopeless give us the pressure to look for a job even in a dangerous place. We bravely follow our desire to earn money despite the condition of your works.
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The best way to protect you for this scenario is to have a financial freedom as early as possible. It is true; if you are financially free you do not have worries if you lose your job. Your guilt feeling for your financial responsibility in your family could be avoided.
Everyone has a choice and can control his/her life. In fact, you are the only pilot of our life. If you have proper planning for your future and career then you have a better destination. Lastly, let may share you what Alan Lakein, a well-known author said; “Panning is bringing the future into present so that you can do something about it now.”