Living my American dream
My name is Rosie Mendoza and I'm happy to share my 1st post with all of you, which is about my humble beginnings and how, slowly, I got here.
Ready? Let's do this!
When I came to the US I did what most immigrants do: clean. Offices. Other people's offices. I was going to school in the morning and day dreaming about having my own office during the night shift.
Let's fast forward 5 years, when an ordinary opportunity at first sight and timing met and led me to one of my most rewarding jobs.
For the next 12 years I worked for a very successful company. My boss was a wealthy man who came from nothing and taught me a lot about success, failures and everything in between. He definitely has a lot to do with who I am today as an entrepreneur.
How did I get that job? My first language is Spanish and 99% of our clients didn't speak English. I got hired as a receptionist/hostess and it took me probably, 6 months to understand the dynamics to create my own position.
Nothing wrong with answering the phones all day long but I knew I could bring much more value to the company and to my own pocket by doing something ELSE. I saw the opportunity from day one, the room for my professional improvement and the need to become a company asset. Having my own office was the cherry on top!
I'm not super smart. I didn't go to business school. I'm a quick learner, I pay attention to everything and everybody. And, I work hardER.
One of the biggest lessons I've learned over the years is to NEVER discard an opportunity just because doesn't seem ideal. Take the time to look at it from every angle and if you see any kind of potential go for it. What do you have to lose? Right.
Stay tuned! Rosie
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