Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Today I had the privilege of taking part in an opportunity to advance the way we do business in our current department. We met with a large payroll service company which I am responsible for in my everyday obligations. The meeting was very informative and since I was the one responsible for the day to day task my boss allowed me to ask all the questions I needed too. During the 3 hours my brain got to churning, and I began to think of ways that I could possibly advance my career/job.
I have worked in the government sector for 5 years now. While its definitely job security especially in our Michigan economy, I must say its not my dream job. Over the years I have heard people say "you have a great job" Yes being employed is great, but while it pays the bills its certainly not my "Calling". I have for the longest time been afraid to step out because my job was so "secure" so to speak, but today I started to wonder. What if I stepped out in faith and tried something new?
I have plenty free spirited friends who can go from one thing to another and I admit that has NEVER been my style even though I admire it, it would scare the dickens out of me. I am a planner and I always have to have something "lined up" before I can go on to the next thing. In fact I will say part of the reason I have been so dedicated to becoming debt free was so that I could free up my opportunities to do what I wanted. I have always wanted to be a real estate agent yet with the unstable income and a pile of debt, that was a no go. I have always loved the idea of freedom that being debt free gives you. I mean I know now exactly what it takes for me to live on, and if I had no debt I could survive starting my own company, or perusing something I really loved!!!
Anways my point was to say, today I found an opportunity to step out and I am thinking of taking it. The company that visited us is currently implementing a new system that could REALLY use my expertise. Not only could I end up doing more of what I enjoy, I might even get a raise in the process. Studies show that most people are hired by knowing someone, not by checking yahoo jobs (even thought that helps). So my goal is to read a few books (one will be 48 days to the work you love by Dan Miller) about how to get a job and to research the company I would like to work for and see where it leads me...
You never know unless you try, right?? Has debt kept you from pursuing a dream?