"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals." ~ Melody Beattie
January 8, 2010
Have you been shocked into reality yet about the current job market?
During some serious health challenges of the last two years when I could not work, sometimes for months at a time, to the point of almost having to walk with a cane, my income never stopped! Thank God for Network Marketing and residual income.
It all happened from working really hard those first 3 to 5 years to develop a solid full time career income and because I never gave up when the going got tough!
Here's a funny little experience that happened recently ....
About three months ago I got some wild hair up my butt and decided to look for a JOB! haha!
It's crazy! I must have been out of my head!
Think I must have been going stir crazy after being laid up for so long at home, moving to a new house way out by the lake with no friends so thought heck maybe I'll look for a commissionable type job where I can be out in the public networking and make some connections.
Well I found this sales job on Craigs List and then had to write up a resume.
I have not been on a JOB interview or had a JOB as an employee in over 17 years, so what am I going to put on that dang resume!
Well, I did put together a resume highlighting all my experience of the last seventeen years and guess what it was all about?
Network Marketing/Direct Sells, leadership experience and the career income I've developed in this profession!
Soon as I dropped off my resume in person to the receptionist, 10 minutes later my cell phone rings and it's the lady manager calling me for an interview!
Dang, not too shabby a resume!
Then I thought utt---ohh now I gotta really go on this interview! What do I wear?!! I thought oh well how hard can it be? I'm a networker right?! I just put on one of the same outfits I'd wear to a networking event.
When I got in there, it was like being a fish out of water!
All I could invision sitting there in the HOT seat during this interview was a ball and chain going around my legs, both of them!
This person was very controlling and dominating and she made it very clear that SHE was the boss! Ohhh nooo this was definitely not my cup of tea! Talk about being out of your comfort zone!
Oh I was my usual smooth outgoing networking self all right. She didn't seem to appreciate that I was in control of my life. So what in the world was I doing sitting in there like an employee waiting to be told when to jump and how high!?
Suffice it to say I could not wait to get out of that office and thought thank GOD for my Network Marketing/Direct Selling business as I RAN out of there with my hair on fire!!! I don't need this! I've got a successful home business that pays me a full time career income! What the heck was I thinking?!
Ok so it was a great lesson to teach me know how good I have it!
So I decided right then and there to get busy again building my home business and build it bigger and better than before! No JOB for me baby!
"You Can Have Anything You Want When You Help Enough Other People Get What They Want!" Zig Ziglar