Changing careers is stressful
for anyone and I don't care how tough or
confident you are. Deep down inside you will have doubts, concerns,
worst case scenarios eating away at your subconscious mind. You may
start to second guess your decisions and back out of your career change
at the last minute. It is the fear of the unknown that gets us, and in
some cases the fear of success.
I quit my job of 14 years, full benefits, a months paid
child support obligations to take a shot at making a career change.
Most of my peers thought I was crazy! I had nothing lined up except
that I would investigate and go to a trucking school if I could.
I quit my job, sold my furniture, and drove my car to
Las Vegas to stay with family. I knew that if I stayed at my job and
tried to play it safe I would not have followed through with my career
change plan. I could have stayed in Las Vegas an investigated truck
driver schools and investigate is about all I would have done.
Sometimes you have to jump of the cliff or step into the frying pan so
to speak! This way there is no turning back! The point of no return.
This method will turn you into a super achiever because you have no
choice but to go full steam ahead! If you play it safe you might not
have the determination and motivation that you might need to succeed.
Knowing that if times got tough, I could just go back to my old job, I
probably would have went back in three weeks! Make no mistake, I have
the best career job I have ever had but it wasn't easy every step of
I was able to get into the trucking industry and get one of
trucking career jobs that there is with only three months truck driving
experience. I am not in the Guinness book of world records. I knew no
one in the trucking industry and had no connections of any kind. My
point is this. I did what I did and you can do it also! You may do it
faster than I did it or it may take you a bit longer.
I know that if you decide to get into the trucking industry
you will be
able to get a trucking career job like mine in no time. Getting into
the trucking industry without any help of any kind would be like
playing Russian roulette with your Trucking Career.
Having a clear objective and knowing what I was after would
me a lot of stress, confusion, and time. I can only imagine the
frustration of finding out about trucking career jobs like mine after
spending years working for peanuts like most drivers do.