The Good Life

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How well do you know yourself and what career path you should take? A lot of graduates, whether out of high school or college struggle with answering this question. It boils down to what it is that you're good at that you love doing and the results that will uncover for a rewarding career path.

Ever since I could remember, I've always been fascinated with business and numbers. Due to this, I assumed that a degree in Finance would be suitable for me as I walked the stage gracefully as a graduate from The University of South Florida in 2006. However, my first job in banking didn't match what I could bring to the table and it felt like I was only there because I earned a degree in the field of Finance. Eventually, I quit and started thinking more about what it is that I love to do and the career path I should take.

For years, I tried different occupations such as Sales Representative, Account Manager, Customer Service Representative, and Technical Support Agent but then, one day it hit me.

I love technology and have always been a quick learner with computer software applications. Why not learn a new software, get certified and earn good money doing it?

In 2009, I was introduced to the CRM platform, salesforce.com and was hooked! The functionality of the user interface, the ease of creating exactly what you want and so much more! I realized then that if I am really serious about learning a new software application, I need to buckle down and actually do it. One of my least favorite things about school was studying but I had a goal in mind: Make six figures before the age of 30. By the age of 28, I reached and surpassed that goal.

I say all of this to say, DO WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO AND MAKE A GOOD LIVING DOING IT!

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Joshua Jackson