January this year, I was working as a Quality Management Systems (QMS) Manager in a local company engaged in the feeds industry. Note that I’ve been a Quality Professional (ISO 9001) for over 5 years.
Then around June 2022, I received a job offer to work in an American firm as a Copywriter.
Did I accept the job offer?
Yes, I did. But honestly, I was hesitant at first.
Because I loved what I do: establishing and improving processes and systems.
Also, I have personally invested in my own education and getting certified as an IRCA auditor, as a Kaizen Professional — and completed studies from MIT and AIM on Innovation.
Why did I accept the job as a copywriter when I invested so much in a QMS career?
Well, for one, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. =)
And second, I always loved to write (next to reading and learning).
Lastly, it was an opportunity to work again with some close friends in the past.
So I thought, it was a smart move. My wife thinks otherwise, but that’s a story for another day. =)
Relearning the art of writing
Now, I’m back to reviewing and relearning writing, advertising and marketing. So books by David Ogilvy, Drayton Bird and Seth Godin are scattered around the house.
I always like to polish the skills needed for me to deliver a good job, so I make it a point to continually sharpen my saw.
What happens to QMS, Lean and Six Sigma?
These are still subjects I have interests in — but these will need to take a back seat for a while.
But we’ll see.
I always believe God brings us to opportunities and situations where we’re needed to be — either to learn a lesson, or make an impact in another person’s life (or both).
And right now, here is where God has brought me.
The Future Me: Writer or Quality Professional?
Who knows? Who can tell?
I will take God’s cue — and follow where He leads me.
But right now, I will continue to write, happily.