Meet Melissa: Meaningful Work Was More Important Than Predictability
“When I was younger, I was in it for what I could get. As I’ve matured, I’m in it for what I find meaningful and enjoyable.”
After a corporate layoff, Melissa traded in her career in the airline industry to become a real estate professional.
“I started less than two years ago. I’m now doing what I love to do because it’s what I was meant to do. I even got a call from the airlines wanting to hire me back! I will not be returning though. Yes, it offers predictability, but life is way too short to not do what I love.”
How Did Melissa Do It?
She took note of her skills…
“I knew that I was good with people and stuck to goals. My husband says I’ve never met a stranger and if I said I was going to do something, I did it.”
She viewed change as an opportunity…
“If your job is going great, most people don’t change. For many years, I had no reason to consider a new career path until one day the status quo was taken away.”
She considered the real estate industry for the first time…
“As I was searching, an idea came to consider real estate. I had never considered this option, but it seemed to be a good fit for my skills. It was scary at first, but I put in my best effort and it worked out great!”