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Farmer Geo

Farmer Geo

Temecula, CA USA

"Life is dependent on one's attitude and circumstances."

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Farmer's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Business, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Growth Advisor

I advise companies on scaling up their businesses by improving sales and finance processes.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Growth Advisor:

Bachelor's Degree: Business

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    I joined a global consulting firm and was doing well for the first four years of my career.

  • 2.

    Then I thought I should get over to the other side of the table, move cities. That was part good, part bad. I had to look for a job in 18 months.

  • 3.

    Fortunately my boss from the first global firm was joining another one and he reached out to me and I was back at work.

  • 4.

    I guess the bug bit me again. This time I wanted to get into a start up where I was at that time deputed by the firm as interim CFO.

  • 5.

    The start up was sold and I debated for long on whether I should start up on my own or look for a job. I decided to start up with two others: a boutique consulting firm.

  • 6.

    Three years of that and I decided for personal reasons to immigrate to Canada and that was like starting from scratch because I didn't want to study.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    You will regret it for the rest of your life leaving a large established consulting firm for a start up whose future is unknown.

  • How I responded:

    I was quitting KPMG, a global consulting firm, to join a start up and my boss said this to me. Life is dependent on one's attitude and circumstances. Your attitude you can figure out, but it would be good to look at stuff like savings, education level and market acceptability before you decide to follow your passion. For each success story there are probably four similar stories that met with failure due to life's realities.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Well this is still work in progress. Though if you chose to immigrate then you must build up on the reasons you wanted to immigrate. If you moved merely because the money was better or quality of life was better or safer, well its a hard climb then.