Changing careers is not easy. It can be a challenge to transition from the comforts of knowing an industry inside and out. It can be hard to go from being at the top to going back to ground level.
I have had to learn how to take my experience from the pizza shop and translate that over to working in real estate.
I feel one of the reasons that I was so confident in pizza is because I could tell anyone that walked through the door about pretty much anything there ever is to know about pizza.
I knew my company, was the ambassador for our brand, and I knew what differentiated us from our competitors. My team was great, I believed in them and myself to be the best choice out of our competition. I had confidence in the product and service we provided. I knew our customers could trust in us to get the job done.
In real estate, I am in a different ballpark. I am having to learn a market that is ever changing so quickly. I am having to build that confidence again from the ground floor. To do so I am working from that same belief in myself knowing that my work ethic and commitment to customer satisfaction will bring me the same success I saw in my pizza business.
To accomplish this I am networking and talking to peers in my field, and I’m trying to learn how to differentiate myself from others. Currently, I am looking for leaders in the industry to learn from and trying to figure out what value I can offer them in return. I am going to seminars, workshops, and joining collaborative groups. I take this very seriously and am relentlessly pursuing the resources I need to become a leader in this industry. It is not easy but nothing worth it ever is. I have a passion for this and I will do whatever it takes to become the best possible representation for my clients. I know I am going to achieve my goals.
I bring this up partly because I feel like I need to make it a point to say to others who may be in a similar situation as me, don’t close a door because you don’t know something. I could have said, “I don’t know the market. I will never make it so I should just give up now.”
Instead I am taking the time to learn the information that I need to provide the best quality service to my clients.
This is how I am trying to attack my new career. The same way I did with my pizza business. Providing the best service possible. I am obsessed with learning everything I can. Sure, it takes sacrifice, it takes investment, and it takes persistence but you have to do what others won’t to have what others don’t. If you have a passion for something but don’t know anything about it or how to get started I am here to tell you go for it. I’m not going to tell you it will be the easy path but if you really want it, it will be worth it. If what you do does not make you happy go out and find what will.