I have achieved quite a lot since leaving school; my motto
has always been “Do Not Give Up!” I never went to college or university;
instead I decided to go straight into the world of work (and heading for my dreary cubical!).
It has been an interesting journey, one that has been fraught
with danger and peril! Well that might be a bit dramatic! But I have found in
the world of business it really isn’t down to what your qualifications are but
your business demeanor, work ethic and accountability that really drives you on
to the correct path.
In my first job I started as a reception/admin support, it was
a fairly easy role and one that I didn’t feel challenged me particularly. But
from that beginning I took on more and more work within the company so much so
that eventually I found myself taking up work from the accounts department, all
of which took me around 12 months.
During that time I had to rely on my motto of not giving up,
most of the new jobs I was given were alien to me and I was simply expected to
do them! And back then (look I am really not that old!) it wasn’t a quick click
to get onto google!
So I persevered for a further six months, when an opening
became available as an accounts assistant, another six months in and the company
relocated the account office twenty odd miles away, which meant I had to move
with the job or lose it. Adamant that I wanted to progress more within the
company I moved, another year on and the accounts team was up to five people
strong, financial director, two financial controllers and two accounts
I never gave up not once during that whole period of my
life, which eventually saw me, stream line so much of the work, that the account
department when I left to relocate there were just two of us. So from my
humble beginning as a receptionist, I ended up co-running the finance
So one thing is for sure I will always stick with my motto!