I took a big step backward in my career.
It was a very risky move.
I was finally making good money after making less than $45k a year for 5 years.
But there was a really big problem.
The company I was now working for was shady. Like really shady.
Wouldn't deliver products. Wouldn't honor warranty.
Like bad stuff.
I knew I couldn't stay, but I was the sole income with a baby at home.
Then I found a company called HUMAN was hiring for an SDR role.
I had already been closing and managing reps for years, but that was the only role they had open.
I could have passed it because I was 'too senior/too good'
But they had the culture and leadership that I want to work for.
I saw quite a few holes that I felt I could fill.
So I went for it.
I took the SDR role.
Within 1.5 years I was running the entire sales org.
The risk paid off.
1. I swallowed my pride.
2. I was willing to do the tasks and develop myself for the job I wanted before I actually had it.
Volunteering for projects.
All before it 'was my job'
It was a risk that changed my life and career forever.
Put your ego aside.
Then don't be shocked when someone takes a risk on YOU.