I was thrilled when my wife told me that we were going to have our fourth child. We didn’t plan for it, and it was a complete surprise to us both. What made me nervous was the knowledge that my wife doesn’t work, and my paycheck wouldn’t support six of us well. I had to figure things out quickly, so I chose to take some sales training courses to learn what I needed to know. I had always admired the sales field, and I knew this was my chance to try it out.
I do not have a college degree. I had taken some college courses here and there in my younger years, but I often dropped out of them and only passed a few of them. Babies are born in only nine months’ time, so I knew that I didn’t have two or four years to spend slowly getting a degree. Time was not on my side when it came to that at all. I also knew that I needed a job that is commission based so that I could be more in control of how much money I bring in every month. With other types of jobs, you only get the chance to raise your wages when you work overtime, move up in the organization or when you’re lucky enough to get a raise.
With sales, you have the chance to make more money by working smart and putting your all into what you do every day. I knew that I would have the control to work harder when necessary to make more money. I am working full time in sales now, and I come home from work each night feeling a sense of accomplishment. The sales courses helped to prepare me, and I got a sales position where I’ve also received on-the-job training that has helped me, too.