“I can’t, I’m not qualified, I don’t have the experience, I just… I CAN’T.”
If any of this negative self-talk resonates with you, then please allow me to share my story of Flockjay: the 10-week online sales training program that transformed my life. Once a pessimistic hospitality worker, I’m now an educated tech sales professional embarking on a new career.
By design, every Flockjay student, or “Tech Fellow,” comes from a different place. A place not necessarily oriented around sales or tech. Different locations, levels of education, years of experience, and overall diversity are what make each batch of “Flockstars” unique.
Everyone has a personal Flockjay story: this is mine. (more…)
I was at a reflection point in my career after having sold my interest in a successful quick-service restaurant I co-founded and had gone back to work as a commercial real estate broker. Working primarily as an independent contractor since the beginning of my career, I had started to ask the questions: “Is this it? Is the rest of my life real estate transactions? I still like real estate but what else can I do?”
As a real estate counselor, I enjoyed helping guide people through the world of commercial real estate sales and leasing. Finding a new office, restaurant, retail site, investment property, or industrial building for your business is quite different from buying and selling homes. There is a fine balance between having a plan, persistence, and a bit of luck that often creates opportunities in a sector that is frustrating, cut-throat, and highly rewarding. (more…)
Before Flockjay, I was frustrated and growing tired of working different kinds of jobs with no real skills needed or career growth in sight. Sure, I learned a lot about how to communicate and problem-solve while working tech support and bartending and hosting events, but I wasn’t learning hard skills that would give me financial mobility and stability. Then, it just so happened that I came across Flockjay. (more…)