There is no academical or set procedure to GROW into a career or business. It all start with a dream and a combination of learning and experience to build skills and exposure in a chosen field.
Being a sales consultant was not my dream job, but this was my only offer. I took the job. It paid less than what my petrol cost me per month and as a serious introvert and shy person it was really difficult to walk into a shop, introduce myself and sell my service. But I had to make it work.
After a few months, people started to recognize me. I put myself out there and joined a networking group in our area (hoping to sell more). This is where I actually grew and learned more than out of any book.
I learnt from current business owners. By listening and showing interest (even in the boring stuff) through what they talked about I identified an opportunity!
I discussed this with one of the business owners at a networking event and he pulled me into his company, here he gave me the opportunity to do what I wanted to and also the skills and training I needed to excel in my career.
This is my story
It took me about a year of serious struggling before I got the opportunity which I needed to grow into the career I envisioned for myself.
Yours might be different. But I believe that what I have learnt will also work for you
Face the Facts
Can I hear an Amen!
This is the kind of stuff which opens eyes and people see that you are not just after money and promoting yourself, but you want to make something of yourself and build a reputable career.
When others in your industry and community sees you working hard, being interested, getting involved and that you are consistent in what you do, they will start helping you to build your career and that is what makes the difference.
No man is an island but by helping each other each man can have his own palace.