Have you ever had a career crisis where you feel extremely unmotivated?

Two months off work to travel then started my new job at a BB IB. It's been a good three months but I still find it hard to feel motivated to come into work. I'm not sure if I'm just a little burnt out as I've been working really long hours and working hard in general. It's kinda affecting the quality of my work.

There're times when I think that my work means nothing to the greater good of the society. I'm not helping anyone. I'm helping some guys get rich by bumping up their exit multiples and trying to nail down that NPV at 15%. I love my work and I'm learning a lot. I'm just feeling a bit lost atm thinking where I wanna place myself in the world.

I want to stay in finance at least for now. I wanna make money so that I have a roof over my head. I am thinking about trying to break into PE. Maybe it's just part of being in IB where you feel just insignificant sometimes.

I just wanna know how I can pick myself up. I know a lot of people feel miserable in IBD but they just want to do well. I'm one of them. But it sucks a lot sometimes because you feel like you could be doing more as a member of the society, cliche af I know.

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Nov 2, 2019

Reported.

You don't need connection to get in B4. It's not hard.

One of the reasons why I dropped out of my masters degree is health related.

Funny why you commented anonymously.

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
Nov 2, 2019

Report me all you want. I simply quoted what you said from one of your old threads I glanced at (not gonna bother to pull it up again).

You said that your IB internship and big 4 jobs all came from connections, did you not?

You're an absolute joke.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
Nov 2, 2019
returntoforever:

Literally feeling like a massive failure. I am thinking about buying IB interview guide from either WSO or M&I since I don't know who I can practise with and can offer good advice (I stopped networking after i landed that no-name boutique stint and big 4 TS through connection. I need to start again).

Keep lying guy

Nov 2, 2019

I had a career and a life crisis every minute I spent sitting in a cubicle. Don't silence that voice.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Nov 3, 2019

Don't you still sit in a cubicle in real estate?.. Or you're a full-time real estate entrepreneur now?

Nov 3, 2019
AnOlympianGod:

Don't you still sit in a cubicle in real estate?.. Or you're a full-time real estate entrepreneur now?

I started my company while working FT and quit my job a year in to work for myself like 2.5 years ago. I "work" like an hour a day if we're being honest.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Nov 3, 2019
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