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With the new decade around the corner, what are your proudest achievements of the year 🥳 and your new year resolutions for 2020?

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Most of 2019 was a horrible year for me where my dad passed away in April, and I was frustrated in my job with no challenge or progression.

Still working on life without my dad, but the last couple of months have been good.

Now in a completely new type of position for me, as a sales engineer at a global company where I’m challenged (a lot), earn a lot more, and surrounded by interesting and helpful people.

2020 - keep progressing, gain more confidence and regain my physical fitness

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So sorry for your loss. You’re doing amazingly well to keep going like you are. You should be proud.

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This decade... in 2010 i started my career in consulting. I was the first ever person in my family to get a salaried job. I spent the last 10 years in consulting, have tripled my initial salary, got married to the guy I've been attached to since college, bought a house together, have two amazing rescue pups, and planning for babies soon! There have been a lot of ups and downs, with crippling depression, massive weight gains, family illnesses, tons of debt and an unexpected layoff in 2018. Discouraged but not defeated, I persevered. I just got an offer to go into industry, for even more money, and it's a dream job I'd never thought I'd get. Life is good.

2020 - enjoy my new dream gig, spend more time with my family and hopefully a baby on the way!

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Thank you SA1 - I'm really proud of what I've achieved, and looking forward to the next decade! It's been a big growth decade for me... I've learned a ton, mentored so many others, and am finally feeling good about where I'm at. The best part was telling my friends and family about my new job offer - every single person said I've earned/deserve it and it was so nice to see just how many people were actually rooting for me!

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I went from making $0 (stay at home mom) to about $30k/yr as a newly divorced secretary about 3 years ago, to hitting 100k/yr as of this month! My kids think I'm the most badass female, ever.

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Damn A1 thanks for keeping it 100. This is very good and sound advice. I wish more women would speak openly about their experiences and give tips for the road for younger women who are just starting to chart their path. Your kids are right, you are a total badass!!

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Honestly i always wanted to be a consultant and i think that was my biggest achievement personally aside form not having a mental breakdown when my dad got deported early this year.

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Agreed, well done for pushing through! 👏

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Laid off with severance the day I was planning on turning in my notice

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Bored and on the bench long enough to know the layoff was coming

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I was born in 1990, so the end of this decade is also the end of my 20s. I’m proud to say that my 20s were full of living. I graduated twice, became a global finance consultant, got a 60k raise, bought a townhouse, bought a Porsche, dated 20 or so women who all blew my hair back in their own cool way, and traveled the whole US and parts of the world. Life is fun if you have a sense of humor and don’t take yourself too seriously.

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Knocked up my wife.... we'd been trying for a while. 👼

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Good luck. I had 3 kids in the last decade

Paid off my student loans, two of my siblings student loans, tripled my initial salary, somehow managed to hit six figure net worth this year through severe frugality 😂, and found the lady of my dreams!!! Although there were a few rough patches it has been one hell of a decade!!! Can't wait to welcome the next . . .

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Now that’s what’s up

Lost 15 pounds despite traveling almost every week. Within 5 pounds of my “before consulting” weight.

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I went from 190 to 175. 6”0’ 35y/o male whose metabolism has finally slowed down.

Honestly, I got here by just jogging every morning. That’s really it.

It’s the only way I can find to still survive on a traveling consultant’s diet and not balloon up.

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Saved a half million before 30

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$140k with ~$15-20k bonus annually

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Finished grad school and got a new job with a $45K bump! Super grateful 🙏

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I left a toxic job with my self confidence at a very low level. I started again at a new job where everything was totally the opposite. Love my team, my project and they actually appreciated my work. Proud to say I was promoted in about 8 months which starts in January and I look forward to growing more at this new company.

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It wasn’t easy to recover my self confidence after that experience. My parents especially my Mom was my biggest supporter and listener. She helped me deal with very negative thoughts. I also got help from friends and grad school professors. I also got myself a Career Coach for this time on how to navigate those murky waters and move forward. That along with my desire to change my negative thinking into more positive thoughts helped me a lot. It’s only after I started on a blank slate at new job that I thought of it like being an underdog. I hope you get through this too, Associate Consultant.

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Got promoted, had a baby, bought a house, and lost almost 50 pounds. Looking to stay healthy, run a half marathon, and get promoted again.

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Achievement: They totally bought my Senior manager case 🤭
Resolution: work less, enjoy more

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Bought my parents a month long vacation, paid off all debt, met the girl I'm going to marry

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Aww love this post so much! All 3 things. Your values are in the right place. Kuddos

Forgot to add resolution: get fit and in better shape, find a woman whom I love and who loves me back. The 2nd one will be particularly tough haha

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Biggest accomplishment of 2019 was leaving my ex. Second biggest accomplishment was leaving IBM for a better job starting in 3 weeks. My 2020 resolution is to laugh out loud in my ex’s face every time she tries to tell me something.

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Bought a small house on 10 acres of land.

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Stopped consuming alcohol. Feeling good about it and trying to shed some pounds too. That would be my motivation to work hard and work out more and kind of my new resolution as well :)

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I’m so much happier since I quit drinking 6 months ago

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Between 2010 and 2020.. I got married, delivered tw healthy and beautiful babies, and make $142k more now than I did in 2010. Before I had kids, took my parents on a 2 week retirement trip to places they never thought they’d see in person. Next decade looking forward to raising and showing my kids the world. I am blessed.

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I kept a rigid savings goal, Launched a FinTech start-up and applied to graduate school. To leave consulting next spring.

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What type of fintech?

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New job and $66k bump. Paid off my car and met my savings target.

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7 trips to Vegas 20k down

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7 trips to Vegas? I used to think I was a degenerate, but I’m only at 5.

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How often is your office actually cleaned? (Vacuumed, dusted, etc?)

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I have to make a decision on a new apartment, and having terrible decision anxiety, which then stems into greater anxiety about my life choices in general. I always get like this when I have to make a big decision (e.g., grad school, job, new apartment, getting into a serious relationship). I start to believe I'll make the wrong choice and be trapped forever or veered of course, even though objectively I know the thinking is irrational. Anyone else experience this and have ways to manage it?

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Ugh hate etherdelta - 3 failed KIN transactions over little more than a day and I missed 50% buying power. Still worth jumping on?

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Feeling sad. A number of years ago I met my good friend. He had feelings for me and at the time, I didn't feel the same. He moved away and met this girl. They dated for a couple years and broke up las

Had a really good first round interview with a consulting firm recruiter a few days ago. After the first interview, he moved me on the the next round which was an analytical assessment where in summary I had to write some code. I sent back my code and haven’t heard back since (it’s been a little over a week). Did I get ghosted, or should I give it more time before following up? I’d think that at this stage in the process I’d at least get contacted that I didn’t move on to the next stage.

Where is office of Deloitte Shares Services LLP Deloitte Deloitte India

Address in Mumbai

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Saving a colleague's beautifully written farewell email to hopefully use myself one day

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