Michael Kruse wants you to not be afraid of changing your career.
We usually go to school for one thing. One field of study. One industry. Then we work hard to find jobs and build experience in that industry. We become experts. After 10 or 15 years we become well known for doing one thing very well.
Maybe you’ve been in the same job or industry for that long and you’re totally fine. You’re paid well, you enjoy the work - there’s no reason to move on.
After 10 years working as a lighting designer in the world of Canadian theatre, Michael Kruse wasn’t fine. Among other issues, he couldn’t see himself ever reaching a comfortable retirement or financial independence making the money he was making.
So in his early thirties, Michael left his long career in theatre and decided he was going to pursue something completely different...he was going to become a paramedic.
Michael joined me in the studio in Hamilton to share his personal finance story.