Recently, I have been asked by a number of people how I have grown since I started at Austin Communication Group.
The main place I have grown is through communications and self-confidence. This company has forced me to be constantly uncomfortable and I love it. I thrive in an environment where I am autonomous. Where I get out the exact amount I put in. I thrive in an environment that I will never be a complete “pro” at; where there is constant room for improvement. I am never bored here. There is always a monkey wrench thrown my way where I have to learn to adapt.
I started at Austin Communication Group with over a year experience in sales and started with pretty strong communication skills already. Since I started with Austin Communication Group, I have learned how to communicate more effectively; listen to what people are REALLY saying beyond their words, and be less quick to react. I learned the art of counting to three before responding and, although it is a constant learning process, my coaches understand and help me be a leader for others.
I am insanely passionate about everything I do and, before I started, I was quicker to to anger and assume before knowing all the facts.
Although I was always willing to hear another point of view you had to make your point factually based and diplomatic. There was a recipe to have me understand.
I know this to be true because I used to accuse my sister of taking my clothes and then would find them tucked under my bed (to avoid embarrassment I’d pretend the item was hidden by the couch or somewhere else).
Since starting in 2014, I have learned how to hear the word "no" and not get angry. I communicate more effectively with my family and I have become more empathetic.I am more patient and complimentary and I have learned how to voice my concerns without attacking another person for how I may feel. All these areas of growth have been wildly challenging and wildly rewarding. Happiness is not a destination it is a journey and the skills and areas of growth Austin Communication Group has pushed me into is allowing my journey to be one that I know will make a positive impact in the long-term.
Furthermore, I have learned to be completely comfortable in my own skin. While I used to see it as a negative when people would tell me I am kind of weird, smart, and loud, I now embrace who I am. When I lived in California, people would tell me I dance to the beat of my own drum and I do! I am constantly caught dancing and singing and I’ve learned that in this world, if you work hard and have a will to win attitude you I am allowed to be myself because my work ethic and attitude backs me up.
I am an adamant believer that if you don’t like what you do either change your mentality or change what you do.
You are the author of your life- what kind of story do you want to write?