Was reading some old threads about rich parents and how their kids may have a leg up in the professional world and it got me thinking... Did your parents lightly or directly guide you to where you are now? Or were they completely hands off?
For example, I'll start. My mother worked at Cargill, formerly CarVal Investors doing acquisitions and asset management. I never knew what she did until I got to college and she explained how pretty much everything worked. She then kept telling me how she was able to travel all around the world to scope out assets, meet some very sharp businessmen in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, etc and the value of connections.
Honestly though, I only heard her part about the money so that is when I changed my major from marketing to RE finance and subsequently got into CRE post college. Now, I'm at a Top 20 REPE firm doing just what my mother did when she was about my age, even though she got paid way more. She didn't force me into this line of work, but without hearing her professional stories, I doubt I would have even thought about having a career in real estate.
Curious if anyone's parents directly told them what they should be doing post college, lightly guided them to at least the business realm, or were simply hands off and let you do whatever you wanted.