We all have that first job that taught us something that would eventually lead into our current career. Maybe you were a waiter, bartender, admin or simply in a customer service role. During those times most of us doubted that we were learning critical things that would help us in our future lives. Hell, I was a DJ in various clubs throwing down night after night. Was I learning anything at that point that would help me in my current business development role? Didn't think so. But I was so wrong about that!
But now that I look back I realize that I was watching and reading the crowd. Learning their body language, attitudes and reading their faces. All things that I use now in the sales world. By learning how to engage the people through music I was learning how to command the floor. In business development you must keep that same path. Maintain the attention of your audience and cement your presence wherever you are and with whoever you are in front of!
What are some of the first jobs you all had that may have helped in your personal development and you didn't even realize it at the time?
Either way it's
fun to reminisce about those old times when we were all young and thought we knew everything. Good times.
Cheers to everyone that jumps in!