Monday, November 22, 2010

Times, they are a changing.

So I haven't really had anything to blog about for a while; today, however, I do.

Some of you know, but most of you don't, that in the last few weeks I've been talking to some folks about a new job with a totally different company.

Well, I did it.

Starting the second week of December, I'll be working with Stein Seeds as a District Sales Manager, overseeing farmer dealers, retailers, and making direct sales. It's a new, exciting opportunity doing something that I've never done, but always wanted to do. It's a big step for me, both personally and professionally. As career moves go, it's one I've wanted to make as it allows me to be more independent; I don't actually work for Stein; I'm a self employed contractor, which is exciting for me. I like working for myself, and I think I'm pretty good at it.

Personally, I'm not sure I've struggled with a decision more in recent memory. At HFB, I worked with my dad, brother, and a couple of close friends-basically, I've worked with the exact same people for 3 different companies in the last 8 years. It's hard to leave them behind, but I know they support me and feel that I need to take a better opportunity as it comes along.

No doubt the next few months will be exciting as I learn a new role, new job, and work a new sales area that I've never been in before-but I look forward to it. It's the constant challenge that gets me out of bed in the morning, and I know I can succeed at it. So if you're in southeast or west-central Michigan, look for me with a new hat on; if you're not, follow me on Twitter and Facebook to see how I'm doing.