I once casually dated a wonderful woman once named J, who told me how she gave up her number one client, who generated over 60% of ALL her fees for public accounting, because she did NOT agree with how they wanted their accounting done. Talk about brass. Yet she could no longer accept things as they were, and said, let the chips fall where they may. We were not a match, and friendship was the clear outcome.
Here is the real essence of the story. She told me how, within ONE week of this decision, THE Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation contacted her, and wanted her to do their public accounting. Can you imagine? They grabbed her and hired her immediately.
So three weeks ago, I resigned from the American based, Chinese start up, which I had been intimately involved with, since early December of 2016. Yet there are no recriminations. It was an invaluable experience. Lots of good memories and things I so much appreciated. I am not being political–doubt there are those who would bother to read or check. Just a fact. Yet there comes a point, among husband and wife, old friends, or associates, where you just know its not an ideal fit, and shed tension for the good of all.
Its so important, that if you work closely with persons, that not only do you appreciate them and they you, but that you share a vision of how work gets done and how business is done. A core as it were. And I must save my precious resources, to give my time and attention to those who I fit, who fit me, and who I can help.