Adam Sackett | From a two decades career in banking to teaching the benefits of Karate to younger generations
February 20, 2023
In this episode we're going to talk about career change with Adam Sackett who went from a two-decade career for large banks to opening and owning his own karate school.
Find your inspiration in three quotes:
- If your aim is to change career you need to have patience. Things aren't going to happen in one day or one week. Have a plan B and C. There is no such thing as wasting time, if you do something that can help you moving in the right direction. Have some money in the bank, because you still want to take care of your family.
- While working in banking I was waking up, having breakfast, going to work, come back home and repeat again the same day. I didn't feel I was having an impact on other people's lives. It has been a good career for financial stability and to learn many skills, like public speaking and presentations, that are helping me to run my karate school today successfully. But I have never really loved it.
- In 1999, I started teaching karate one night at week. Was that going to change my career at the time? No. But I really enjoyed it. Nothing really get me as excited as seeing a "light bulb moment". With teaching I feel that I am making a difference. What I would say to my younger self? Maybe you were not really made for the business world, yes you made some money, but teaching is really your thing and you should have started that earlier.
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