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I got into software sales 4 years ago, my first job out of college. I graduated with a marketing degree wanting to do something creative, such as make the programs and tools that sales people use to sell. I didn't want to do sales but all my elders said you should do sales first so you gain the experience and know how to sell. Problem is, I don't love my job, I'm comfortable with it but passion for it. The pay is good and I get commissions. If I go into marketing I lose commissions and my salary will probably be equal or less b/c I have no experience in the area. How can I one, either reinvent my attitude and take my sales skills to the next level so I can make the transition to marketing and do what I really want? Or two, how does one get re-inspired?
-- Trisha Weiland (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 2000
I am almost 44 years old and still don't know what I want/can do to solve this problem. I am unfullfilled by my job. I have several things I am passionate about but cannot make the transition due to lifestyle/pay, and obligations.
Throughout life things have attatched themselves to me. Some are people some are not. And I have also left behind many things, some making the journey easier and some not. Taking risks is not for everyone, gamble only with what you are willing to lose. Shedding all the baggage to make your travel lite, is not the perfect answer either.
In some ways I am not a luck man. But I can be happy, just not all the time. So far it is the journey that has counted the most. It is only the journey that I look forward to, not the destination.
-- Al Livingston (email@example.com), January 16, 2001.