Wow, where do I begin, Ok the start.
So Ive been working for 3 and half years at an arena in London. When I first started I was 16 and employed to work in one of their box offices. It being my first job, I was very enthusiastic and eager to impress and learn. After a year and a half I became the box office supervisor and loved my work. This year makes it 3 years since I first began, so when I saw an internal position going for Venue Coordinator it was like every bone in my body wanted it. In that moment right there I realised how ready I was to progress and move away and build my career.
I wanted this job and told myself I had to have it. I stopped everything I was doing at that point, updated my CV/resume wrote a cover letter and sent it to the appropriate source.
After a week I was called and offered an interview. I was ecstatic and grew more and more confident that I knew I could do it. Everyday I imagined myself in the role and researched the specifications, did everything I could to prepare.
The interview went amazing, I did my very best and judging by their body language they were impressed. Anxiously I awaited a phone call, curious to know what would happen next.
I was called and told I had made it through to the second stages and my second interview would take place in three weeks who would be held with a manager who was away until then.
Very excited by my achievement so far, I wanted this even more. I believed everyday that my second interview would go well and I would get the job. I can honestly say I wanted this job more than anything I had wanted before.
Three weeks went by at the slowest of paces and it didnt help that during this time I had my tonsils removed and wasnt feeling the greatest.
Finally the phone rang it was HR. She gave me great feedback on my interview, but sadly informed me that I hadnt been successful in getting the job.
I was crushed; it felt as if someone had broke my heart. For the rest of the day I cried. I cried in disappointment and was sad that I had set myself such a high expectation. I felt I let myself down. I stayed down for a few days – it especially didnt help that I had my tonsils removed and were feeling toxic as well.
I soon picked myself up and read through The Secret book again. I continued to write in my gratitude book and re-channelled energy.
After two months another position became available, a supervisor position in another department. Curious again but not excited as before I went for this position confident that this was the job for me. I received an interview shortly after I applied and whilst I was waiting to be contacted that feeling of wanting something so very badly came back. I constantly looked through the job details and specifications and grew more and more attracted to it. By now I wanted this job even more than before.
So after a few weeks I learned that I got the job WEHEYYY!!!!
Not only did I get this job, that started of being a grand more than the one I failed to get before but before I even had time to sign the contract the job specification changed, the salary was raised and I was now Supervisor with added responsibilities and duties. £3000 more than the first job, with great benefits and around great people I already worked with, and in the place I want to continue to build my career.
Its been a few months since I first started and I am still so very happy with the delay of my wants. I am so thankful that I experienced the feeling of wanting something so bad and after disappointment forced myself to channel my energy into getting it. I am so thankful for that delay and thank God for giving me the patience and courage to stay hopeful.
My own story inspires me and I now know I can be, do and create anything I want in my life. That everything comes from within and is given to us at our own perfect time.