Remember a few post back I wrote that I had some really big events planned in just about every month up until July of 2010 except March? Well...let's just say I thought I was going to go through March without a big event until Tuesday, March 30th...
So, I wake up on Tuesday and make my way over to an expo put on by my old company...(quick recap from 2006-2008 I worked as a radio sales person...I LOVED THE JOB...but, when my "big boss" left our market and went to a different market and a new manager stepped in all HELL broke loose! At that time I decided it was time for me to move on to other things...) no back to Tuesday...I walk in to the expo and see lots of people I used to work with...all smiles and hellos...and then my old "big boss" (who now is back in the same market I used to work in) turns around and sees me for the first time in probably 2 years...and with the biggest smile on his face exclaims "Irish!" (that's what he called me...) and gave me a big hug...So...long story short he asks me what I'm doing now and I tell him (actually I flash my business card...I was a sales rep for a pest control company...ohhhh exciting...) He sees the card and laughs and says..."Pest control...come on...why don't you come back to us...I have some openings and if you want your job back just say the word and it's yours"
HALLELUJAH!!!! (Hear the angles singing???)
This brings me to the new and exciting news...I ACCEPTED THE OFFER...and I'm going back to my old job at the radio station!!!
So, I know this might not sound very "Health and Fitness" related...and my blog is usually all about that...but it is...and I'll tell you why:
At one point in my life I was VERY passionate about communications and advertising and marketing (hello...that's what my college degree is in) and then later in life my passion became health and fitness...and I wanted to be a business owner SO BAD...that all of 2009 I ran my own business...and IT WAS HARD...who just decides to QUIT her job with regular pay and benefits to start a business with what's in her bank account...ME! Why? Because I had PASSION, DRIVE, and DETERMINATION to do it...and do it well.
As everyone knows the economy hasn't been the best in the last few years so I was forced to pick up full time work again when my training business slowed down...so when I sent out resumes and interviewed and got the "bug job" I was excited because it was good pay and benefits...but what I didn't realize until 3 months in was that I REALLY HATED IT...I thought I liked selling...and I do...but if I am not PASSIONATE about the product or service I CAN'T sell it...if I don't care about it...if it doesn't EXCITE me I can't do it...I get EXCITED about marketing and I get EXCITED about health and fitness...sooooo
Now I can fuse the two together...I can work on projects and campaigns that focus on health and fitness in my COMMUNITY and get other trainers, and doctors, and "pro-health" professionals involved and utilize the radio station and all of its resources (events, websites, multi media, etc) to help me SPREAD THE WORD.
I know this is a bit long, but I think it needed some explanation...if you've read this far, congrats! and thanks!
I start Monday, and I couldn't be HAPPIER...now maybe my contest prep will go better because I don't have the STRESS of HATING MY JOB sitting in the back of my mind!
Everyone have a HAPPY EASTER! Off to NPC Mets/PRO Fitness tomorrow in NYC...SO EXCITED! I'll be back with a full report!