Great Things Never Come From Comfort Zones
At a very young age I learned to adventure outside my comfort zone and attack my goals. When I was in middle school, I decided I wanted to be a part of a team. I didn’t play sports nor did I know the first thing about them. I made the choice to join the field hockey team. I didn’t know a single thing about the game, I didn’t know a single person on the team. All I knew was that I wanted to be a part of it and I wanted to work towards being a remarkable athlete.
More times than I can count I wanted to quit. I failed over and over again and I remember the feeling of disappointment every time I couldn’t perfect something I was trying to learn. However, I never gave up and I ended up succeeding in the sport more than I expected. I became the leading scorer for three years straight, I was welcomed onto the varsity team as a sophomore in high school, and I ran the top four fastest miles on the team.
Having this success throughout my middle and high school years set me up for the future beyond measure. I ended up with the mindset that you can succeed in whatever you want, even if it seems scary at first, if you don’t give up. Years after applying this strategy to my life, I was offered a job for a very successful BDC company called Dealer Retention Services. With no BDC or dealership experience, I accepted the position and ran head-first into the opportunity with that same mindset I had when I joined field hockey.
I joined as a Customer Service Representative, but quickly moved my way up to a Service BDC Representative. I am striving to improve in this position every day and learn as much as I can about the company so I can continue to progress. It wasn’t long after I joined that I realized this isn’t just a job, it’s a career.
From answering phone calls, to sending emails, and attacking daily goals, this career was not where I thought I’d find myself today. It is not something I expected to absolutely love. I threw myself into flames not knowing how to answer a call or send an email. Having no idea how to make an outbound call without completely word vomiting or how to deal with customer complaints. I had no experience with vehicles or servicing them. I was eager to learn, though. I knew that this company would be promising and I knew there would be room for improvement and growth and that was something I always hoped to be a part of. I was hungry for success and knew the only way I would get it would be to accept the journey outside of my safe haven; what I already knew.
Becoming a part of this company was definitely frightening at first but everyone was beyond welcoming and helpful with answering any questions I had as a new employee. Our team is amazing and they made it very easy for me to want to learn, grow, and succeed. I love being a
part of something that is working toward a greater goal and there’s no more satisfaction in life than achieving those goals as a team.
Life is not meant to be lived in your comfort zone. There are so many amazing opportunities out there that you could be missing out on because you’re too afraid to try something new. My advice to you; just go for it. You never know what great things, people, or places you will find or what remarkable things you will discover about yourself if you don’t adventure outside of where you’re comfortable.