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I frequently think about my future, but I usually never think about which career I will have. Instead, I picture myself retiring early, travelling, and enjoying nature by spending time at a cottage. Since I have never had a strong passion for anything other than making money, I decided to base my career choices on just that. Looking at my skills and what I would enjoy doing, I’ve come up with three career options, being a lawyer, an investment banker, or an entrepreneur. All of these careers involve hard work, long hours, and strong dedication but come with high rewards and a possibility for early retirement. They also don't leave much time for raising a family but I don't want children so this doesn't bother me. While I know all of these careers will be difficult to achieve, I rather aim high and fall short than not try at all. I chose to not make any 'easy' plans because I know that no matter what I choose to do in the future, it is going to be hard. I'm going to be working stressful, long hours and I'm okay with that because if I didn't, I would feel like I wasn't working hard enough.

After outlining my future plans, it seems as though pursuing law is the most stable and least competitive option. Investment banking is a competitive field with limited jobs and starting a company comes with a big possibility of failure. However, this has not persuaded me enough to choose either plan and I still consider them all viable options. I hope my next three years of experience in university will help me see which career suits me best.

Plan 1 — Lawyer

http://community.wikia.com/wiki/File:Age_21_%E2%80%94_Write_LSATS_%26_Apply_for_Law_School.pdf

Plan 2 — Investment Banker

http://community.wikia.com/wiki/File:Plan_2_%E2%80%94_Investment_Banker.pdf

Plan 3 — Entrepreneur

http://community.wikia.com/wiki/File:Plan_3_%E2%80%94_Entrepreneur.pdf

References

DeChesare, B. (n.d.). Investment Banking: Canada Edition. Retrieved December 08, 2016, from http://www.mergersandinquisitions.com/investment-banking-canada/

Investment Banker Salary (Canada). (n.d.). Retrieved December 08, 2016, from http://www.payscale.com/research/CA/Job=Investment_Banker/Salary

So, You Want to Become a Lawyer. (n.d.). Retrieved December 08, 2016, from http://www.law.utoronto.ca/admissions/youth-outreach/so-you-want-become-lawyer

Which Program Is Right for You? (n.d.). Retrieved December 08, 2016, from https://www.cfainstitute.org/programs/comparison/Pages/index.aspx

Winfrey, G. (2014, September 16). Why Being an Entrepreneur Is Harder Than Running Merrill Lynch. Retrieved December 08, 2016, from http://www.inc.com/graham-winfrey/why-being-an-entrepreneur-is-harder-than-running-merrill-lynch.html

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