Coming from modest beginnings, my journey from a small town in Andhra Pradesh in India to the bustling city of Seattle in USA wasn’t one I had ever expected to undertake. But what is life but a series of surprises that shape you and prepare you for paths that you often didn’t even know existed?
You cannot always specify achievements in terms of your job post or paycheck size. If you brought about a change that led to a positive domino effect in society, that's a meaningful accomplishment too.
As I have mentioned, it didn’t take long for me to settle in the US. The country is a melting pot of cultures; be it your neighbourhood, workplace, or the shopping aisle, you will always find people who have the same roots as you. Hence, even though I was away from my home, I wasn’t isolated from my people.
Ability and attitude. These two things determine your career trajectory. As an accountant, subject knowledge and good analytical skills will get you a steady source of income. However, to be considered the cream of the crop, you must also have the creativity needed to tackle unique problems, come up with ingenious solutions, and turn obstacles into opportunities.