Years ago I was working in a job I loved but there were too many politics and I started to resent it. I knew I had to get out but I really needed to earn some money. The great thing about the job was the hours were flexible and I could work evenings when my children could be looked after by my partner.
After a couple of years of feeling like this I realised I was never going to really look for another job unless I had to, the only way I could do that was to quit and force myself into action. So I handed in my notice with the plan to have the summer holidays off and look for another job.
During this time my nephew was born and I arranged to pop round to a lady I vaguely knew who sold a fantastic travel wrap baby product. I had bought one a couple of years previously for my daughter and though they were great so I wanted to get my sister in law one.
While I was there we got chatting and I mentioned I was looking for a job. The lady said she might be looking for someone so we agreed to go away and think about and then speak in a couple of weeks.
One of the main concerns I have in jobs, is that I really have to feel and believe in the product or service. I think that it is important for the employer as well as the employee. I knew that I really the product and believed in the travel wrap as I had previously bought one for myself as well as for a gift, so I had no worries on that front.
As the years have gone by I realise that our product is so easy to sell and be passionate about because it really works and was invented from a real problem by a real mum. I knew I loved it, but I had no idea what other people thought about it, working there I often heard from customers who absolutely love our travel wraps we constantly get feedback on Twitter, Facebook, emails, reviews, and letters and when we see them at baby shows.
I recently bumped into a lady in a shop with our travel wrap. I started to chat to her and she said she was given it as a gift but had never heard of it before, loads of people have asked her about it and she told them the company name, but had no other information she was so delighted to meet me and really pleased to find out we do other sizes of travel wraps she said itís the absolutely best product she has had for her baby. I felt so proud to work there and be part of the company, it made me realise I had totally made the right decision to leave my old job and come here.