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The day after I was offered the job, I made a list of all the industries I would consider devoting my career to. Since I had never considered mortgage lending as a career option, I decided that I needed to research the industry.
I actually took a college course while at Westminster College called ‘Real Estate Finance,’ in which I learned about all aspects of the business. Since I had only a short time to make a decision on accepting the job I was offered, there was no time to waste.
She told me that she believed in me either way and that she would support whatever I decided.
I immediately called the financial planning company that was waiting for me to accept their job offer and told them thank you, but I’m going to pursue another path.
I jumped in my car and drove to an area in the Salt Lake Valley called Union Park, where many mortgage companies were located.
As many small business owners can attest, there are times when running a business is absolutely terrifying, and other times when it is like standing on a cliff in a windstorm without a parachute.
They reminded me how many people were begging for the opportunity I was passing on.
However, I had faith that I was making the right decision.
The first one I met with scheduled me a series of aptitude tests to see if I was cut out for the ups and downs of the financial industry.
I passed with ease (thankfully…) and was offered a job.