Sunday, August 18, 2013

No Turning Back

So much information; names, faces, places, terms, facts, figures. . .
d-e-t-a-i-l-s! There is so much (more) reading to do, so much (more) ground to cover. So much (more) work.

Yes, I feel like my head it about to explode.

The first week of training has been exhausting yet exhilarating.

All the new associates were assigned to veteran district coordinators. The team I was assigned to has three others beside myself. One of the three, a young woman, younger than my daughter, is struggling with her decision. She's discouraged, very much, after week one. I hope she returns. I'm trying to encourage her, but she's working with some particularly negative family (and friends) mojo.

Plus, half of the folks who started with us Friday, the ninth of August, have already quit.

But, as our trainer (and Jerry Butler said, "Only The Strong Survive".  Knowing what I've learned of her life (to date) I think she is strong.

This past week has reminded me of  a sort of mantra I read (and noted in a journal) months ago: Work hard. Do Good. Be incredible.

Beyond that, one day, one step at a time, full steam ahead.




14 comments:

  1. Half the people already quit??? Wow, that says a lot - especially in this job market.

    I have no idea what you are doing, but do be careful out there. Hard work is one thing. Running yourself into the ground is quite another.

    Sending strong but calming energy westward.

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    1. I think that most of the people who quit weren't fully committed to the process (or weren't prepared to be) OR they didn't listen to the recruiter as to what would be involved. There is work. The potential reward is so much greater than anything I could do right now. I do appreciate the energy and positive thoughts.

      THANK YOU!

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  2. Remembering there is a paycheck attached can also help add resolve...

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    1. The potential payday is indeed a motivating verve. :-)

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  3. Remembering there is a paycheck attached can also help add resolve...

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  4. Wow. Sounds like a pressure cooker.

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    1. I think there is that potential for some, if not most.
      I am not feeling pressured though. At least, not yet. Two days in to this week is much better than last.

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  5. Good luck! Sending you the vibes!!

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    1. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. !!! :-)

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  6. Echoing what these others have said...

    Love your mantra. Love it.

    Sending you energy, strength, joy and courage. Hang in there!

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    1. YeeeeeHaaaaaw!!! Thank you. :-)

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  7. Good luck to you. I am retired but sometimes I wish I had new challenges. They keep you younger longer I think.

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  8. What an interesting job you must have to be so well trained to do it properly and for so many to just give up. Good for you for your stick-to-it attitude.

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