I wish that it didn’t take me so long to figure out what I would do for a long-term career, but the positive side is that I enjoy what I do now. After reading a news article, I signed up for sales training on a whim after being frustrated with my past jobs. I now excel at working in sales. I’m glad that I chose to try it out because my life was going nowhere before I made the leap.
Due to the fact that my grandparents raised me, and they both had trouble working during their senior years, I chose to not go to college, and instead, jump right into the workplace. I very much wanted to give back to them by helping to keep a roof over their heads. Without any skills, I landed jobs that didn’t pay a lot and were stressful. I was hired for a local company doing deliveries, which meant long days unloading and loading heavy shipments under extremely tight deadlines. I also worked at 2 different roofing jobs, which consisted of slaving away each day on top of homes in very hot temperatures. There were other jobs that drained me mentally and physically over the years, too.
Over time, my grandparents both needed to stop working for good due to health issues. I knew I needed to bring in more money to help them and to keep myself afloat, too. For years, I put off figuring out what would bring more money in because I just didn’t have the time to think about it very much. One day, I was reading a newspaper article about how sales positions are always in demand and that you can make very good money. That’s how I ended up signing up for classes. I loved the courses and learned a lot.