I started a new job this Monday as an account manager at Izo Brands. It’s a startup advertising specialty ecommerce store that specializes in apparel. My job description in layman’s is, selling t-shirts.
It’s hilarious how life works out. All throughout college I told myself that I didn’t want to work in entry level sales, I said, “I want to be an entrepreneur!” The aspiration for creating my own business lead me to technology, web development, and the Starter League where I learned Ruby on Rails.
For the past few months I was searching though cookie cutter IT and developer positions that I wasn’t qualified for and deleting every insurance agency email that came my way, when by complete chance, my current boss contacted me about an internship.
That was about two weeks ago. Now I’m working a full time position as a account manager in a small office startup that has the vertical behind it to create great products and services and seize a real opportunity in the industry. The longs are long, it’s a lot of cold calling, and the commute is an hour an ten minutes; but overall, I’m loving it so far.
I’m realizing that the famous Steve Jobs quote about life and the dots aligning was pretty accurate. When you look back on your life you can clearly see how all major events and opportunities lined up to the present moment, but it’s not so easy connecting the dots looking forward. I’ve spent a lot of my life contemplating the pros and cons of which of direction I should take. That phase is over. It’s time to take risk, fail, learn, and succeed.