Have you ever finished an interview and you know that you nailed it? This job is yours! You are leaving the interview and you know that there is no one that can come after you that is better than you but for some reason you don't get the job. For some reason they have told you some lame excuse on why you aren't the right fit or that you're overqualified, or it's not a "No", it's a "Not Right Now". Seriously? Is this really happening to you? Well, yes it is and for the first time in a long time it happened to me this week. I had 4 interviews to move into a newly created Diversity and Inclusion position at my current company which is another one of my passions. Being a woman of color I have dealt with a number of discriminatory tactics throughout my career. If I can help make changes in a company's policy and culture so that no one else has to feel the way that I have been made to feel over the years then that is a role I am interested to pursuing.
Now, I started this business to help myself and people like myself that had no idea you could make money online let alone earn a full time income from this side hustle. I honestly had no idea that I would be working with small and large businesses, print on demand owners, and other marketers to grow and optimize their businesses. It really has been so rewarding and I love every second I spend working on my business. So, when I was told that I didn't get this new position even though I have worked for this company for over 7 years and I am an inaugural member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, it was shocking. A funny thing happened, I said okay and kept moving forward through my day. No tears, no cursing, no dusting off my resume, I didn't quit, or get drunk that night. I just took it as this must be the right thing for me.
Now I won't lie and say I wasn't annoyed because I was, but I didn't loose my mind. I know that I am qualified, I have earned the position, I can do the role and excel in the position. I Know My Worth and I won't ever let a stupid job change how I feel about myself. I am very good at what I do and if this company is too dumb to see that, nurture it, and encourage me to grow my career it says everything I need to know about the company I work for. The difference this time is my business! I am currently building a business that not only I am proud of, but I am really helping change people's lives and that is a feeling you can't always get in your 9 to 5 job. Having the knowledge to change my life's trajectory and be in control of my finances is a gift that I will always pay forward. Learning how to be an affiliate marketer has truly changed my mindset for the better and even though I'm not making millions of dollars, I know how I can build a successful business that will eventually be able to grow a passive income that I can invest in and grow into a great full time income for myself.
If I could give you any advice it would be this:
Know Your Worth - Never let someone give you less than you deserve.
Have a backup plan - Don't rely only on your 9 to 5 job because if the pandemic has taught us anything, no job is guaranteed.
You can make money online and build a business that can eventually become your full time income.
Follow your passions and figure out how to monetize them so you can always do what you love every day.
Sometimes being rejected is the best thing that can happen to you especially if it charges you to grow your own business.
I'm still a work in progress and I'm still a woman with a plan for my future. I'm so thankful to have a supportive community behind me and I hope to continue to grow my business so I can help as many people as possible change their life and grow their business too. Thanks for letting me share.