My story isn’t the typical go to college, get a good job and work till you die kind of a story. When I was in my early twenties I stumbled into working in the warehousing and logistics field. Something no one grows up thinking they would do, or even know about doing. I started in telephone customer service and I ended 2019 as an operations manager.
I was working 60-70 hours a week. I worked long hours and when I wasn’t at work I was working on my phone from where I was. I missed dinners. I missed sick days. I missed putting my daughter to bed.
The Gut Punch
I had devoted so much time and effort into my team and my company, and then I lost my job. I gave up so much of my time and life for this place and was just let go like what I did made no difference.
I was hurt. I was crushed. I was broken. I had never lost a job before and I was a mess.
How could I go back into the regular work force? To give my all. What if it happened again? To start back at learning a new company. Learning how they work. Learning how they operate. It just all seemed exhausting. Especially when thinking that I still had another 32 YEARS before I would be able to retire at 65. I couldn’t do it. It made me sick. The stress of it even made me toss everything up that was in my stomach.
I had to do something different.
I had always dreamed about being my own boss, but never really knew what I would do. I had dabbled in sales with essential oils but became burned out by the sheer quantity of others doing the same.
So I did a little research on top entrepreneurs. They all became successful by doing something they loved. So I brainstormed what I loved. I love kids. Yeah, but that just sounded too exhausting. I love wine.
Why couldn’t I turn my passion and knowledge for wine into a business?
I had already switched the wine that I was personally drinking to something better, and I thought, why couldn’t I make wine a business?
So I did.
I started my wine journey in January 2020. I even ended my first month with a profit. I have joined an amazing group of women, I have new friends that I know will be lifelong, I am creating a life that I imagined for myself, and my income potential is limitless.
Honestly, who is working their dream job right now?
99% of people think that they have to work the traditional job and that they can’t follow their passions.
But doesn’t that all sound exhausting?
I dare you to start thinking “WHY NOT?”
I can’t work my dream job. Why not?
I can’t spend summers with my kids. Why not?
I can’t sleep in during the week. Why not?
What’s your excuse?
Seriously, what is your excuse?
Start somewhere. Start with asking Why Not. Start with trying something new. Start with trying a glass of wine.
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