What is it about a sunny day that makes me feel like I can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone? As I drive down the road I watch in envy as the tourists, and weekenders stroll by past the shops; enjoying the day, and soaking in the sun.
Do I need to wait til I’m retired in order to have weekends and sunny days off? The last thing I want to do is be stuck in a building all day serving those who have become more successful at life than me, and then come home to my family at night after everyone is in bed. Coupled with a low salary and an ever sloping self esteem. I’d say I will soon be on my way to the nut house. I’m sure many of you have had these thoughts at one time or another.
A person needs goals, and aspirations…something to look forward to, and work toward.
“After working in the Food & Beverage Industry for so long, it appeared I was heading for burnout. Gone were my years of spunky youth, and I found myself wanting more.”
In this line of work there are a few ways to increase your earning potential:
- Advance your career to management (This involves a promotion, and most likely classes, experience, or extra training courses)
- Change Careers (It’s time to go back to school)
- Get a second job (This option is great in the short run to accumulate extra cash, but over an extended amount of time you will begin to regret all of your time being used solely for work)
- Start your own business (You can use an already established skill set or hobby to generate a nice little side income. This takes time and money)
- Win the Lotto
You have what it takes to become more. All you need is dedication and perseverance to accomplish your goals. Being a server/waiter doesn’t drop you low on the totem pole. In fact there are many wealthy people out there who admit that they could never be a server because it is such hard work. There are also many successful people out there that began careers in the food and beverage industry. The lessons that they learned were invaluable, and important to their success.