INFJ Careers That Make Money | The 100K INFJ (Part 1)

What’s up guys, this is Wenzes. Welcome back to my channel where we
talk about creating an Epic life on your terms. Today were talking about INFJ careers
that make money or how I like to call it the 100K INFJ. So before I
started doing this full time, I used to be in the consulting world. I did consulting in the banking industry
in Europe and I was making around 100K in U.S. Dollars before I quit my job two
years ago and started doing this full time. And now last month
I had my first 10K month. So I’m really excited about, I’m really proud of myself that I pushed
through and I actually surpassed an average month in consulting. So I’ve experienced with careers in the
corporate world as well as creating my own business. And I believe
if I can do it, you can do it. Because as INFJs we have very particular
challenges but also advantages and we’re not using them. We’re not really saying that this is
what I can do what others can’t. So, let me use this the best way possible. I’m going to show you how to utilize
your gift, create great money, and do it with integrity.
Before we get started, if you’re ready to take the next step in
creating your Epic life and you want my help, then join the bootcamp
waitlist or work with me privately. All the information you find below. I believe today’s topic is very important
for INFJs` because before we even get into the aspects of corporate world
or your artistic world, for example, you know your entrepreneur world or how
you can express your gifts in this way. We have to talk about the topic of money
to begin with. For INFJ specifically, there’s always this notion, I don’t want
to make money, I want to help people, I want to create my art, but the question is when did
it become an either or thing? When was it that you had to decide? I’m either gonna do something that I hate
and I’m going to make great money with it, or I’m going to do something that I
love and then I’m going to be a starving artist. It doesn’t have to be
like this. It’s all about mindset. The truth is it is a little trickier for
INFJs to actually go that path because we don’t have that many role models. We don’t see successful lNFJs who really
stand up and do the for themselves by themselves, do it with integrity
and create a better world, but we are standing up. I’m standing
up and there’s so many more. I really want you to become part of
this movement because it is possible and we’re creating a new reality for
ourselves, not just for INFJs, but for people who really want to
make this world a better place. See, if you trust that you’re going to
be a responsible, wealthy person, you know that you’re gonna use your
wealth for great things in the world. I want to retire my mom soon. I want to be able to donate to the causes
that matter to me on a bigger scale and I want to create opportunities
for other INFJS for example, to really live that life on their terms
so I can invest in better programs. I can get the infrastructure
to a better place. None of this would be possible if I don’t
include money into the equation if I don’t make sure that this is
something that’s positive. Money is really the word with the
most negative connotation we have. But we can change that. We can change that narrative and it
doesn’t even have to start with us. There are so many great resources when
it comes to this great books that help you to get there. Because I knew that if I wanted
to live completely on my terms, I have to look into this aspect. And it was something I really didn’t
want to look into for the longest time. Exactly. Because I said I
want to live out on my terms. I’m not gonna sell my soul in order to
have more money. But then I understood, as I said, you don’t have to choose. And since I believe this
is a very important topic, I will actually make two parts of it. And so the first part we’re gonna
talk about the corporate world, how you can utilize your INFJ gifts to
create an amazing career in the corporate world without having to
sacrifice your integrity, without having to do things you don’t
want to do and where you can really become the person that they’re
actually looking for. And in the next video we’re going to
talk about how to set up a career as an INFJ to really live out your passions
that cannot be really lived out in the corporate world. So if you’re an
artist in any kind of way, so a writer, a painter, a musician, if you’re
somebody who wants to really do videos, how I do, and you want to express yourself all of
that week on to talk about in the next video. But please don’t make the mistake to
skip this one because none of what I have right now would have been possible if I
wasn’t actively doing the career path in the corporate world as well. Having a career in the corporate
world that gave me enough money, allowed me to invest in this channel
when I didn’t have the strength to do everything by myself when I
didn’t have the time for it eater. So I had people help me with the editing. I had people helped me with the
publishing. Well, I was actually at work, of course, it wasn’t at a level how I do
it now and the kind of help I get now, but it’s really something that
allowed me to invest in my vocation. It allowed me to invest into my passion
and it allowed me to really become more of where I wanted to be.
And in the beginning, this was meant to be something where I
could make money with in the next five years, I really thought, okay,
maybe one day, maybe in 10 15 years. But I really didn’t expect
that it will be so fast. But if I didn’t make those
improvements in my corporate world, this would’ve never happened. So let’s
switch. First off to the corporate world. So with corporate world, I just mean
everything where you’re not your own boss, things where you actually improve and
you make careers instructors that already exist and so I don’t know how
many people are really employees. Let’s say 95% I don’t know, but it’s like the majority and most of
us will actually stay on this path and I want to make it very clear. It really doesn’t mean that you can’t
live a fulfilled life if you follow that road. I just recommend that additional, you have something where you can
live out your vocation. How I did it, for example, with my channel at that time, it really was just a
way of me giving back, but you do need to have something where
you can really live out all of yourself and most of the time you cannot do that
in a corporate setting because there is a structure that already exists. You cannot live out
completely who you are there, but what you can do is to improve
that. What you can do is to say, I’m going to choose the
fields that most sense to me. I’m gonna actually look for the mentors. They’ll help me move forward and I will
choose the tasks where I can shine the most. And this is what I want all of us to
understand because it can be an amazing step. And I remember the last jump I made, which was actually to a
top tier consulting agency
two years before I quit my job. It really was hard for me in the
beginning, but through that challenge, through saying I’m ready for the next
step, I want to grow. Wanting to grow. And having that aspect in my life really
helped me to push myself in other areas as well. For example, within this
channel. So let’s go into the careers. I really don’t believe that you have to
go into careers that you read about on all those pages about what are the
perfect careers for INFJs. I know, of course it’s some kind of way.
I am a psychologist, you know, I’m not really somebody who studied
that, but this is what I do. I help people understand themselves and
therefore they can create a better life for themselves. But when I
chose my career, my first steps, I did that at 19 when it
was time to decide, okay, what are you going to do your master’s
in? I have a finance master’s degree, so these things I decided really early
on and most of the time when you’re 19 you don’t know what is
the best thing for you. What I knew back then
was just this one thing. I want to get out into the big world. I want to do something that makes me
feel alive and therefore we choose paths that don’t lead us exactly
where we thought we’re going
to end up or they don’t lead us to places where we feel like we
can really bring out all of ourselves, but that doesn’t mean it
has to stay like this. So I don’t care how many years
you’ve worked in your field. I’ve worked in my field seven years
after university before I made the switch into something completely different. Whatever you’ve learned there is not
lost and you can optimize it into a field where you can use your gifts even
when you’re in a corporate setting. That is all about finance. Like me for
example, I was pretty good at math. Let’s say it this way. My
mom is a mathematician, my end is a professor in
physics. So all my life, this was the most important thing
for my mom and my parents are both programmers. They’re both in the banking
system. So guess what? What happened? I became somebody who works
in the IT environment, structure of banking. So no matter
how much freedom you think you have, our environment has always a huge part
in what kind of paths we choose in the beginning. But we don’t need to be talking about
why you chose the path you have or what caused you to end up
where you’re at right now. We want to talk about how
you can improve it now, how you can utilize your gifts to create
a working environment where you’re being valued, not just monetarily, but also with this respect you get from
others where you feel like you matter, where you actually make a
difference because you are
there and not somebody else and where you get to grow. So this is what was the most
important thing for me to understand. There is no right place for me. There is no such thing as if you’re in
the finance world, you completely wrong. Or if you’re in the sports world, you
completely wrong or you’re an advertising, then you’re wrong neither
that you’re right. We just got to make ourselves the
missing component there. So I was, for example, in the finance world and when I got to
that high of a level I really recognized than the people around me
were a much more diligent. The people were much more detail oriented. There are so many things they
could do so much better than me, but there were things I
could do better than them. But what happens when
you’re in that world? If 95% of all people look at each other
and make you feel like the only thing that matters is that you’re detail
oriented, that you’re diligent, that you really care about the
things you don’t care about. If you don’t have a strong core of self, you will actually start doubting yourself. You will look at yourself from the lens
of, okay, I’m not good at these things, so I’m not good to be here. When reality, what are they all missing that you got? You as an INFJ have those gifts that
most other people don’t. Number one, you’re great at being a problem solver
in situations that are not clear yet. So situations where things are not
all structured yet. So for example, in startups or in companies
where they built new departments, you also know that you have a very
keen understanding of what people want. So this will help you first off to find
the right mentor for you in the company. So let’s say you’re in a bigger company
and then you have 15 managers above you and you can choose who you want to work
with on some level because from time to time, yes, you’re forced
to work with that person, but you start creating personal
relationships with people. You understand that you could probably
better work with that one manager who has things in common with you, who’s also
may be a little different than the norm. Maybe somebody who sees all those aspects
of you that you can add to the team. Never ever worked for somebody who never
sees your value. It happens sometimes. I get that. I’ve been
in situations like this, but I knew very well
that if I had a choice, I would always use the one who is
closest to me and when I mean closest, I mean somebody who shares
similar characteristics, no matter how little they are. Out of those 15 there’s going to be one
that’s better than the other ones and even if it’s just about 1% that’s
the person you should go to. Always follow the people who see the
biggest potential in you because you show your own gifts and the fact that
you can understand people so well, it’s not gonna only be beneficial for
you to actually find your leader because let’s face it, you might think
it’s all above fear rules. It’s all about just doing
the hard work. It’s not, this is maybe how school works. This
is not how careers work and careers. It’s also about finding the
places where you fit in best, where you can add the biggest value and
where you have people who want to see you win. If you work for somebody who just sees
your negative aspects and pushes you down, maybe because the people above
that person have been pushing them down, it doesn’t matter. But if
you have that situation, you’re not gonna move forward.
You need somebody on your team, somebody who wants to mentor you,
somebody who wants to see you win, and since you have such a
keen understanding of people, you use that to your advantage. This is not something to be ashamed of
because this is what I hear very often also from INFJ is well isn’t this out
of integrity that I use my understanding of people to get ahead at
work? No, because it’s a skill. It’s a skill of understanding
people. It’s just as much as a skill, as somebody who’s really
detailed oriented. You’re not going to say
to your coworker, Oh, you’re using this to your advantage
and your unfair advantage because you deliver work that has no mistakes and
at the same time you shouldn’t judge yourself for choosing and finding the
path of least resistance because this in itself is a strategy.
This in itself is a skill. I was not the best at the task at hand, but I was the one who knew where I would
be valued most and sometimes you just being there and seeing things
from a different perspective, allowing others to lead in their own
way is already value enough for them to want to have you on your
team. At the same time, if you’re really good at connecting
people or if you’re really good at understanding what people want, you would probably do much better in
situations where you can win clients over. So I remembered I was on a lot of
projects. You know as a consultant, you really are three months at this bank
and then at this bank then you are an Auster. Then you are like in this
country you always change locations, but every time I was there in the end the
clients loved me and they wanted me to stay there. They’re willing to actually give me more
budget in order for me to stay there and not leave because
they valued me so much. They knew that when I’m there
I make their date better. It’s not always about heart numbers. It’s also about how you make other
people feel about their work. So instead of making yourself feel bad
that you don’t have those hard skills that everybody else around you has. You got to understand that you have some
soft skills that matter just as much because in the end, looking from
the perspective of my company, they have enough people doing
the heart logical things. Those people are expendable, but no matter how many of those
people to actually put at that client, if that client doesn’t want to book
them again because they feel like, yeah, they’re expendable. People
like this I find all the time, but I actually want somebody who
understands me, who I feel like is smart, who has like the ability to
really get me on my level. These kinds of things they
feel about INFJs` very often, that’s what they felt about me
and I was the one who used that, who used that gift because I was
bringing value not only to the client, but I was also bringing
value to the company. The company in the end
wants to make money, so if you can use your IMFJ soft skills
in order to create a bigger profit for the company, then you win. It does not matter that I was
in a financial institution
where everybody’s all about detail oriented work. I knew that I’m generating profit
and that’s what matters in the end. So you, if you want to stay in this field, no matter what choose
in the corporate world, really be clear about what you
can offer from your perspective. Stop comparing yourself to
others. Stop looking at, Oh, the company is looking for these
all skills and I don’t have that. Start looking at it as this, these
are the skills I got to offer. This is what I bring to the table now, which company is going to be the
one who’s good enough for me? And that does not mean that everybody’s
gonna say, Oh, I want to work with you. You don’t know and how many air views
I’ve set and I have bombed them completely because again, I was never
good at case studies. I was never good at doing any of the
skills that were necessary and assessment centers. In the end, I always got my jobs because I was able
to convince people of the skills I was bringing to the table
while talking to them. But I’ve been in positions where I had
to do the assessment centers where people ask me about facts, all of those things. And every time afterwards I
heard from the headhunter, yeah, you don’t want to know
what they were saying. And when I started at this like big
company where I was making all that money, I had senior managers
come up to me and say, I would be really careful if I was you
telling people that you don’t like to write documentations. This is what this
is about. That’s how they came up to me. But you know what? I knew
my N I, I knew my vision. I knew what I can bring to the table and
I knew I’m not gonna win here if I try to be like everybody else at the
things that they’re better at than me, they have enough of them. What
can I bring that isn’t here yet? And I knew writing documentations
is not going to be it. Writing documentation is
what everybody else can do. This is not what I’m good at. But I knew I’m good at having visions of
seeing potential projects that haven’t happened yet that I could make happen
because of the ideas I have because I knew that no matter where I go, I find
people who actually understand me, who want to work with me
and I forget about the rest. And that I knew that I’m
always going to grow. See, even when I went to that
big job, the jump was high. The jump was really difficult
for me because before that
I was actually a little superstar in my company. I had become this derivative expert and
I could actually do whatever I wanted. I was looking online
every day like you know, having my browsers open and like people
didn’t care because I was the only one who could do derivatives, who did all of the things that really
nobody wanted to get into because they seem too complex too. This is another thing INFJs are
really good at complex things as an understanding in overall system taking
information that is not solid yet and making that into one. People who are detailed-oriented
have difficulties with this, so use this three advantage.
Where can you use this one? But so once I got to that point where I
could actually do everything I wanted, it got to a point where I said I have
learned here everything I could have learned. I have grown the best way I can. The only way for me to grow here is just
to stay where I’m at and then just let time pass. As in after a year
or two you get a promotion, then you get a little bit better what
you do and it’s just this gradual growth that has absolutely nothing to do with
you that just happens because you’re part of the system. I didn’t want
that. I knew that I as an INFJ, I need to grow. I need
that all the time for me, and that’s why I said going
to that bigger company, I did that out of the necessity to grow
because all my life I never wanted to work for those big consulting
agencies because I knew, okay, that means I have to work 60 hours a week. That means I have to give
up the things I want to do. But there was actually already being
really great at that company before, but my money was stagnant. I knew I wanted to make more money and
at the same time I knew I wanted to see the world more. I wanted the challenge.
I had already started doing my channel, but it was in the beginning phases. In the beginning there were barely
any people watching my channel. I knew this is not something where I
can live out my growth altogether and I also knew this is not the place where
I could make money and I knew that I needed money in order to fund my own
growth no matter what I wanted it. It doesn’t mean that you have to invest
your money into your personal business. It can also be that you use that money
to just create a better life for you and your family. If you feel like
I’m not living out my dreams, then maybe it’s time to overcome those
blocks you’ve set for yourself of saying, I’m never going to go to a company like
this because there are have to do this, this and this because you know what I did? I actually went on those interviews
and the first thing I said was, you’re not going to remember
me as somebody who works a lot. I said that in interviews while I was
working with partners and I’ve said it more than once. I said, if I
have a task, I make it happen, but I can tell you from now on, I’m not a person who will work
until 10 o’clock at night. This is what I said in the interviews
and the fact that I dare to say that made them hire me. It wasn’t the only reason. I of course had a whole story about
everything that’s happened in my past, how it all made sense and how I could
contribute to that company with the skills that I bring because I’m the center of
my life. You are the center of your life. Don’t think of how can I
adapt myself to fit them. Think about what you can do already, who you are and how that
company can adapt to you. How can you pick up that company from
a perspective of it makes sense to you? Because I could’ve just gone to that one
department where nobody would’ve liked me, where nobody would’ve
seen any benefit of me. But I went to the department where they
were looking for people who are able to solve complex ideas where nothing existed. Yet I was going to the places where
not everything was structured yet, where I could give a first structure to
a system that maybe it’s too chaotic for most people. They put me in places where I could
generate great relationships with the clients. That’s where
it made sense for me, and that’s how I sold
myself to those companies. So I dared to actually stand
up for who I am. And as I said, there were interviews
before where people said, what are you even thinking about? But
that didn’t make me question my own worth. It just showed me what they’re
looking for is not what I can offer. But once I started believing
in myself and what I can bring, and this is what I brought forward, I gave people the opportunity to
either see me with my strengths, what I can offer, or for them to reject
me right away. Don’t waste my time. I’m not gonna go into a company where
I say I’m good at this, this, and this, and I’m not going to work 60 hours.
This is what I can offer you. Do you take it or do you not take
it? I want people to tell me, sorry, this is not gonna work. I want them to tell me this
in the interview so I can
say thank you so much for your time. I’m out. This is what I want because I don’t
want to be wasting my time in a company where people expect things from me that
I’m not delivering because that senior manager that came up to me and said, Oh, I would be really careful who you tell
that you don’t want to do documentations. I never worked with him again. I just saw that one situation
and the forced opportunity I had, I was out of that project. I was doing something with people who
value me more and the thing we were in group before, I know it,
two years have passed. I was already on the fast track to
manager and I could have really continued, but then I got to a point
where I understood, okay,
I reached my limits again. It wasn’t that I had learned everything. It wasn’t like in the first
job where I learned, okay, now you actually mastered
everything. It’s time to grow up. I understood that if I wanted to
keep continuing in this company, I would have to make too many sacrifices
on who I really am on what I want. I really got to a point where I said, this is really the most I can take out
of it while not having to sacrifice who I wanted to be. I knew going up, I had to develop skills I just didn’t
want to develop and so at this moment it was that I actually quit my job and said,
okay, I’m going to do this full time, but if I didn’t have that healthy savings
account that I’ve built because I had that job, I wouldn’t have been
able to survive the first month. We really just have to
start building it up. So I’m not going to tell you if you
want to make career in your art that you should stay at your crappy
job and focus on this. I’m going to be the one who
tells you improve your job first. Allow yourself to be challenged, grow and stretch yourself because the
skills that you learned while jumping from that one place to the other will be the
skills necessary to make that happen. Because it takes self discipline, it takes organization and
it takes determination and
most of the time we don’t have that. If we stay at the old thing
that we’re also comfortable about, like there’s so many people I know
that have been telling me for decades, I feel like I want to quit my
job, I want to be my own boss, so therefore I’m not going to
go for the better job. What for? I want to make a career
with my own business. But the years have passed and you’re
still at that job that you dislike and you haven’t started building this yet
because it really comes down to mindset. Go for the bigger job, go for the one that stretches you because
that skill and that money that you make there will help you to push that
business forward. In the beginning, the business will not generate you that
income. You have to put time into it. You have to put your passion into it and
you have to be consistent and patient at that time, grow over
here, go for the better job. And so even when I was at that
job where I felt like, okay, now I’ve reached really the capacity
that I could reach at, and I said, now I’m ready to actually take the next
challenge and completely be on my own. If I wouldn’t have made that switch, I would have actually made the switch
to another department or another company where I could use my skills even more. So I would have chosen a field
where I can use my vision, where I could use the fact that
I could solve complex problems. I would’ve used that. But because
I have improved in this company, I have gained some more skills. I have earned more points on my resume
and that in itself would open the door for me to go to the next place. I never got the greatest
job right after college, but I knew that I will use my INFJ
gifts to improve in the best possible situation for me that I will go the
path of least resistance and create continuous growth for myself. So
this is what I can guarantee you, no matter what kind of career you in
right now, you can make money with it. You just got a haunting on your gifts
and not see him as some weakness, but see him as the strength that you
bring to the table that most don’t remember. If you want some help with this, we are great community in the
bootcamp. So sign up for the wait list. The first one is going
great. I’m so happy about it. And if you want to work with me privately, you find all the
information below as well. Download the free poster that will help
you in creating the five pillars to an Epic life for yourself. And now guys, if you want to watch another video that
is in alignment with today’s topic, watch my video on how to
turn INFJ weaknesses to
strengths. Like always, guys, I wish you a wonderful day, a great
week, and I talk to you next time. Bye.

9 thoughts on “INFJ Careers That Make Money | The 100K INFJ (Part 1)

  1. What INFJ Career have you taken on AND/OR want to take on in the future? What are some lessons learned?

  2. Instantly clicked on this video to learn! And I understood that I have the same feelings, when I was in corporate I did feel at my best when I was helping and those soft skills definitely came in handy. But I look for it to Part 2 because I need to make my business ASAP and stay consistent.

  3. Everything starts from somewhere. If a person is willing to become dedicated there are a lot of ways to make really good money and never leave the house. Congrats on doing well for yourself!!

  4. This video couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m an INFJ and just lost my job today working for an airline because of the coronavirus that’s affecting the global economy. Looking forward to part 2 ♥️

  5. Hi, you are creating a great content , keep it up!
    Can you give more details on your personal examples of bringing structure to certain systems or building proper relationships with clients? Like what kind of systems/clients/concepts have you worked with exactly to perform your communication and consulting skills? If it's not too personal for you ofc.

  6. I’m hight school sophomore and I want to work in marketing. Especially in cosmetics and skin care niche. I also have a blog and I’m planning to start a YT channel when I’ll start university.

  7. I would like to to see a full video about job interview from your perspective 💕

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