In today's quickly changing world, the notion of a straight career path is gradually becoming a thing of the past. The days of people working in a single job or industry their whole professional life are long gone. Instead, we now live in a time when switching careers has become a necessary and life-changing experience for many.
A job change is a brave step into unexplored territory rather than a simple diversion. It stands for a readiness to question the current quo, welcomes personal development, and goes after one's actual interests and purposes. Changing job paths is a special chance for self-discovery and reinvention, whether it is motivated by a desire for better fulfillment, professional progress, or a reaction to outside events.
In this article, we are going to talk about the life of Shawn Michael Salazar and how he embraced the new paths of becoming a virtual assistant. Before becoming a virtual assistant of Ripple VAs, Shawn was working as an Autocad operator in a surveying company and also a freelance graphics designer. A taxing work that consumes a lot of his time. Then his friends introduced him to the limitless world of virtual assistance with which he fell in love. With a burning passion and an eagerness to learn something new, he decided to jump in even though he is a bit hesitant.
Being a virtual assistant for quite a while, he already has some achievements which he is proud of. His top 3 achievements, according to him, include great salary compensation compared to his previous jobs, learning new and valuable skills, and having amazing clients. For the past twelve months he was able to get a car, become a mentor in Ripple BTG, marry the woman of his life, and most importantly- become closer to God.
Shawn is grateful for the successes that he is reaping because of Ripple VAs. He emphasizes the importance of time and how Ripple VAs greatly helped him to get to spend more time with his wife while working in the comfort of their home.
He is aware of how monumental his decision was. With what he went through, he is so proud of himself for taking a giant leap. When being asked what is his message to himself, he answered: “All the hard work you've made is now being paid off. I know that you are successful because God is with you all the time.”
Changing job choices no longer reflects failure or lack of resolve, but rather boldness, flexibility, and a desire for personal development. As Shawn said, “Don't be afraid to take risks. This is the kind of investment that you won't regret. Be patient, don't stop learning, and put God first.”
Shawn is just one of the many brave individuals who embraced new career paths. A great example of someone who believes in himself and in God.