The question many hospitality industry professionals ask themselves (especially after their most recent bonus is in the bank) is:
Am I ready for a change?
Have you grown tired of commuting to a job where you sit in a cubicle and answer to someone else? Are you tired of working hard for the promotion, only to see it being offered to someone else? Each time you achieve success; do your goals get increased? Being a self-employed / independent business owner is both a rewarding and challenging career choice that many consider, but only a few decide to pursue. It may not be for everyone, but it should at least be seriously considered by those who truly love the hospitality industry.
There are many roads to accomplish your dream. To ensure you are making the right choice, I encourage you to…
- Know your ‘Big Why’- Why are you thinking about a change? What are you trying to accomplish?
- Utilize your experience / expertise- choose a career path that utilizes your years of experience and expertise.
- Share with your mentors / coaches- use your mentors and coaches to guide you with the choices you need to make throughout your hospitality industry career.
- Explore all options within current organization.
For me, I chose to affiliate with ConferenceDirect, as they helped me realize that working for myself isn’t just another job, it’s a way of life. At ConferenceDirect we are in business for ourselves, but we are never by ourselves. They offer state-of-the-art technology, ongoing training and a team leader that will guide you from the start and keep you on the path to success.
If you have a strong entrepreneurial spirit driving your curiosity, I hope you will ask yourself the question, are you ready for a change… and do something about it if the answer is yes!