You need a self starter…

I’m a self starter. My mind is constantly thinking up new projects. This doesn’t just include work ideas but personal pet projects too,  i.e. this blog. Something you should know about me, I workout almost every morning at 4:30 AM. I do this so I can be home when my daughter gets up and husband leaves for work. I spend at least an hour on an elliptical with nothing to do but listen to my iPod shuffle and think. Some of my greatest ideas have come from my time on the elliptical. A new employee started a couple weeks ago. In the past, I have trained all new employees who join my group except this time my bandwidth (my time) was extremely limited so I had others helping out. It wasn’t going as I had hoped, but then I had a thought. I was going to do a one day bootcamp and teach this person everything I could no matter how many hours of overtime it would take me to finish my own job. It had to be done and I was going to suck it up and do it. I did and today the new employee and the company are better for it. My job will never just be a job because I’m not that kind of person. It’s always going to be something I feel passionate about and take personally and seriously. The question to be asking yourself is, “Is that the kind of person I want?”.

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