As I ended the conversation with a client, Jay Chou's hit Superman can't fly comes to my mind. To many people, I'm a super woman. I run a business, a household. I plan trips, meals and celebrations. I take care of everything to the best I can. I feel like Super woman but now I feel like crying.
In business, I like to think that I have good foresight but sometimes I'm just a little bit ahead of my time. It's good to have that edge over others but it can also be such a struggle. Recently I met an expat living in Singapore. His industry knowledge and professionalism is astounding but unfortunately he's fighting a losing battle with the cut-throat competitors. I can totally understand how he feels.
That's the way it works in SIngapore. Jobs are awarded to the lowest bidder. Many companies don't value people like us enough, people who give the right advice and offer the best solution, people who want the best for our clients.
Sometimes I wonder if what I'm doing is worth it.