Is that possible that MBA path counts more than its accomplishment?
Having experienced an interesting passage over my 2 year Executive Management MBA education at EM’Lyon, France , I’ve already had a chance to learn my first impressions in my post – diploma life.
Maybe you had similar or different ones? Please share them with me for the benefit of all of us, as a lot of people ask me did it worth of price to go for an MBA project.
As I like to write, share and motivate people to open themselves with their feelings – I decided to start a little story telling hoping that this article will not be lost in the vast Net Space but will serve for the benefit of all open-minded people instead.
BEFORE MY MBA ERA
Maybe interesting would be to start with what people told me before I decided to personally invest my money and almost 3 years of my life in my MBA education.
As I have been studying over almost my entire life –10 years of Universities in total – some people I’ve met have asked me following questions:
- Greg – what for did you need this additional title?
- Why did you bother yourself with investing such a serious dozens of thousands of € money and a lot of time in this new challenge – instead of profiting a high life of a forty-year-old man in the peak of production time?
- Did you really need more successes on your professional path to prove something?
I guess some of them thought I needed my MBA to earn more, or to get a higher title in the corpo life – what would not be naturally something neglected, but not necessarily the top priority in my case.
This reasoning probably comes out of convictions that this how much you earn and what positions you will obtain after your MBA are two of the most important measurements of the MBA criteria of your success or a failure.
Other words saying – if after your MBA you earn more or and you had been immediately promoted – then your efforts were worthy of price. Otherwise – probably it might mean your investment was missed and some less favorable people may push you to prove yourself.
My personal opinion is – that these are usually those, who never dreamed or dared to do what you’ve just did to get your diploma.
In my case I am not mentioning those who were aware that I had previously graduated various high diplomas both on Polytechnics Transport & Logistics and on the other business schools in Finances, Foreign Trade, Marketing, Management and Real Estate.
For those who knew me better it was clear – that I am addicted to learn, to discover, to experience life in its continue and to go further into unknown without a clear material objectives ahead.
But even those favorable people to me told (being probably right), that to capitalize more on my MBA title it would be maybe much better to continue my Corpo life as I used to do over almost 20 years of my professional life – instead of switching onto Entrepreneurship.
CONTINUATION OF DISCOVERIES – CREATION OF MOREUS GROUP
Not listening to them I did opposite to what majority suggested and in Y 2013 I had set up my own little international MOREUS Group with its HQ in France and subsidiary in CEE quitting Corpo life with an objective to learn new things.
My Groups focuses on all I like and in what I believe the most, which is constant learning, discovering on the international level, and sharing experiences for the benefit of our participative society.
Moreus Group specializes in Exploratory Researches and in the International Business Consulting to all internationals who want to profit from my personal 22 years business experiences, and 10 year Higher Economy and Polytechnics Education.
We serve all those who want to expand their activities abroad or to challenge their current venues. They may profit from the outsourced (no risk) assistance of my International Collaborators and mine.
A natural business environment we act is the Automotive producers and distributors, Refinery distribution & Financial Services in the Transport / Logistics / Forwarding activities – but this list of sectors covered is not fully exhausted here.
So paradoxically – before I started my MBA in Y 2014 – I heard more voices of doubts about a sense of starting this project – than those who really understood that it really matters to do in what we really believe, even or especially! if it requires a lot of sacrifices. Have you experienced that too?
MY POST MBA EXPERIENCES
Most of people I’ve met after my Exec MBA graduation at EM’Lyon Business School – after sincere expressing their congratulations asked me:
- what’s next Greg?
- Did it really worth the money and time you had spent?
I had an impression that some of them had been even suggesting that probably now I am obliged to reach the Moon with all my titles and now it’s gonna be a shame to not do so.
When expressing them my deep feeling, that my MBA is not a ticket for the Moon but rather a kind of a personal state of mind – they felt like a kind of disappointed.
The others on the contrary felt a kind of relaxation and a real release of tensions – a kind of a living proof – that they did good – not starting such a project.
Sometimes I even had an impression that they would rather prefer to hear sweet lies – than just a simple truth of my deep conviction that the knowledge, the personal development, and the internal feeling of a higher accomplishment is not always a tool for USD $ or EURO € production – but rather a gold mine of an internal, in depth treasury that can not be lost neither over a Bears or Bulls Market Seasonality. It will accompany you over your entire life, and thanks to your open state-of-mind and the unstoppable curiosity you will create a lot of new opportunities and relations.
Surely you will get a courage and grow to a self-conviction to be able to crush outdated and inefficient dogmas of the Taylorism ERA.
MY PERSONAL SELF-CONVICTIONS WITH MY MBA IN THE POCKET.
These days I even do not even realize, that I had such great chances to cross my limits numerous times, and I do not have an impression that I am a bit smarter or wiser than the others. I do not have an impression that there are fortunes to acquire ahead of me thanks to this MBA Diploma neither.
What I know instead is that there are no limits ahead… there are only things that you believe are worthy to discover or the others – you do not care about…. 😉
What I also experience on my daily basis in the four corners of the World is a deep appreciation of people that acknowledge my huge efforts of going beyond standards. They appreciate the fact that I had chosen the tough way – to see better, to recognize diamonds from between fake values. They enable me further connections, recommendations and generally speaking they open doors to my new future.
I wish you to have such a feeling… it’s worthy of all efforts we did with my Great Class Mates of EM’Lyon MBA Business School over our numerous months of collective work.
Looking forward to receiving your comments or if that’s possible to run common Exploratory Researches in Business Projects.
To see you on the road again,