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Sometimes a new career finds you

Episode Summary

Not all career changes are planned. From mobile phone sales to business and sales operations for a digital agency, Lissa shares her unexpected career change that starts with a customer insisting she join her team. Plus a round of shout outs to good bosses.

Episode Notes

Career changes aren’t always a planned affair. Sometimes a new career finds you. In this episode, Lissa shares her unexpected journey to working in retail to working in business operations at a tech company. We also talk about the value of a good manager, getting feedback, understanding job titles, learning all the things on the job, and serendipity. Oh and she’s made all of her amazing career moves without a college degree. Listen to this if you’ve ever been the person behind the scenes, solving problems, and making organizations run.

Notable show quotes:

“One of the things that helped me the most was constantly asking for feedback and being receptive to it. Taking the time to Google everything and learn as much as I could all the time. I don't like it when I don't understand something, so I just go after it until I pin it down.”

"She was an excellent manager. She was so patient and so kind. And she would always reassure me and say, look, you're not going to feel like you know what you're doing for a while. So just take it easy on yourself. Just learn as best as you can.”