Today has been one of those days that I certainly mark down as a ‘Special Day’.
From seeing awesome clients about marketing, right through to basically life coaching someone today to help reboot their life – it’s been one of those days where I have drew on more my street smarts rather than academic education.
As I reflect on the day in this daily blog, I can’t help go back and and think about my morning. I had to visit one of my clients to drop off some items out in the South Western sector of Sydney.
Great place, very salt of the earth and kind people which is generally more manufacturing, transport and industry that most other parts of Sydney.
I got up early to beat the Sydney morning peak hour traffic (which can be totally evil at times) and I realized that I was going past my old workplace. After I got washed up, I got a Marketing job. Great people, very grateful – however being straight up, it was quite junior to what I was used too and was a massive drop from what I enjoyed in the peak of my career.
But I was no longer unemployed! It was a job and it was awesome! I could pay rent and eat (eating is fun).
I went back there and visited my old coffee shop and guess what? The whole gang was there. The awesome lady who made my coffee was at the machine and it was 5 years on since I have been there.
5 years! I walked around the nearby university and it got me thinking about how far I have come in 5 years. I used to be a very effective, focused (yet slightly frustrated) employee and I felt grateful in terms of the success I have today in all areas.
It got me thinking in many ways and I objectively asked myself how I did it. My answer boiled down to this:
I didn’t surrender and pushed myself that little bit harder everyday!
It made me reflect more and think how much I came in 5 years. If I keep going, imagine how awesome things will be in another 5 years?
Then I realized something critical – it’s all the little things I have done every day that have added up. Every little bit has added up to more success today. If I didn’t do it, I would be sad and broke right now.
My advice? Don’t surrender. Push yourself every day and every little day is another step in the right direction.
Got me thinking. Also too – make sure you thank people on the way up. Forever grateful for those great people giving me a job in my most desperate times!
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