WOW, what a week. Itâ€™s amazing what happens when you decide to just step out in faith and TRUST that if you work hard and are truly passionate and tenacious your wildest dreams can come true!
Last Friday was truly bittersweet for me. I really hate goodbyes! It was an â€œend of an Eraâ€ as Monica from friends would say. I loved every day I went to work at Forest Home andÂ I can only say the same thing about turning a new leaf and taking on all kinds of fun new jobs! I will miss my beautiful teammates, but we are all REAL FRIENDS so I know they are just a phone call away!
I typically had Mondayâ€™s off from work, but now that I am my own boss Mondayâ€™s will be work days for me. So what did my Monday look like? (like my new office?)
5am: Alarm goes off
5:30am: Head out to teach kickboxing
6-7am: Teach Kickboxing
7-9am: Coffee with a friend/business meeting
9:45am: New Client Assessment and training
11am: Finally make breakfast and enjoy my time in the WORD
12-2pm: Return emails, blog, work on client meal plans and workouts
2pm: GET A CALL THAT ROCKED MY WORLD
2:30pm: GET NERVOUS and all plans go out the window!
3pm-4pm: hit the gym to kill the nerves
5:30pm-6:30pm: Train Clients
7pm: Shop and Dinner
8pm: Nails done
and then I was up at 3:45am to catch a flight to CT!!!!!!! Ok, so what the heck kind of call did I get??? Well you see this all goes back to that video project I was working on this weekend. You see I applied for the RunWestin Concierge position I saw on Meghannâ€™s Facebook page a few weeks back. Never in a million years did I think I would get into the quarter finalist (top 10 out of 1,090 folks that applies) and I did! Once I got the news that I was a quarter-finalist I had 2 days to make a video that explained to them why I would make the perfect candidate! Well… here is the video – http://vimeo.com/69823009
Thank goodness they didnâ€™t make us wait long, because I got a call on MONDAY at 2pm, from the Westin folks letting me know that I made it to the FINAL 5!!! Out of 1, 090 people who signed up!! TALK ABOUT AN HONOR! I was pretty much freaking out! Here are the details of the job description you will see that this job was MADE FOR ME! I seriously have been training for this job my WHOLE LIFE!
Not only did I get a call to let me know I was in the finalists, but that I would be flying out to their headquarters for a live interview on TUESDAY! The interview wasnâ€™t until Wednesday, but they wanted to make sure that I got in OK. So I took the 6am flight to NYC and headed out for a chance of a LIFETIME!!!
So my office for Tuesday looked a bit like thisâ€¦..
I was picked up at the airport, car and all
When I got to my room at the Sheraton Hotel in CT, I ordered room service and got their amazing smoked salmon salad and called it a night!
My interview was at 10:10am so I got to sleep in a bit, but who am I kidding… I couldn’t sleep I was so excited!!! First things first, I enjoyed a lovely cup of BREW, THANK GOD there is Starbucks in every room.
I then ordered an egg white wrap and a pineapple and orange juice smoothie, but I could barely eat it because I WAS SO nervous!
I took my time getting ready. I am pretty sure this is the first time I have worn slacks and a collared shirt in YEARS! Gotta love Ross!
It was then off to my first interview of possibly two! I had to get through the screening panel, from which they narrowed it down to the TOP 3 to go through another interview with some pretty important people at Westin! OH WOW was I nervous! Took some deep breaths in and out, did a lot of praying and truly was myself. I thought the first interview went really well and after hearing even more about the details of the job, I got even more excited about the opportunity!
After my interview I had to wait about two hours before they called me for the next round of interviews (if I even made it), so I had lunch with my beautiful friend Amanda who was a finalist as well! We went back to my hotel and I ordered the Veggie Burger and it was really good and I had a little bit of my appetite back.
I waited and waited and didnâ€™t see a call come in and then I checked and for some reason my phone never rang! I saw a voicemail checked it and I MADE IT! I was in the top 3 and had one more interview at 3:30pm!
My second interview had 8 people in the room and I was in the â€œhot seatâ€. I continued to be myself and I think it went pretty great as well. So whatâ€™s next? Well, I have to fly to Chicago next weekend to attend the Rock and Roll Marathon for a little â€œtry outâ€. I am so bringing my ‘A’ GAME! After I get back they will call the finalist to let them know if they will be the first ever RunWestin Concierge.
So as you can see my first week of being my own boss, didnâ€™t last so long!! Not in a million years did I think that there would ever be a job that I felt like I had been training my whole life for.
Hospitality and Customer service…Check!
Loves helping peopleâ€¦Check!
Social Media..CHECK CHECK CHECK!
What does this mean? Will I be moving away? NOPE! Best part is I would get to work from home, minus the travel to all the different sites of the Rock and Roll Marathon Series. This is a brand new position so all sorts of things still need to be worked out. But Iâ€™ll tell you this, I have never wanted anything more in my life!!!
I have a week till Chicago so next week should be a little bit normal
When was the last time you stepped out in faith?
Have you ever stayed at a Westin?
Have you ever ran a Rock and Roll Marathon?
Stay tuned for more details to come!