The Road Not Taken

 

The Path not taken

The road less travelled brings innovation – (something original and more effective) – Wikipedia

The Road Not Taken
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

-Robert Frost

 

Direction in Life

The path I took led from a love of  drawing  and painting in art in high school. I  enrolled in a  very  prestigious commercial Art course that I had to apply to attend  by showing my portfolio of art work. I really loved it, as it was such a change from the secretarial course I started out with in grade 9.

Unfortunately, I never was able to finish the 4 years. I was very ill and had to leave school.  I later went back to school as an adult but it was not the art course I loved, only plain academics.

From there I ended up taking secretarial jobs for agencies, working all over town. It was a job, and it paid the bills, but it was not the path I had chosen for myself. I had a new computer and thought I could find a job online. I only found work as a transcriptionist after taking college courses for medical transcription. Another path I wished I had not taken.

My husband had started a business and I agreed to help him with it. We owned and operated a  Property Management business and I worked with him for 10 yrs. Currently, I am working part time with this business.

I still had not found my path in life. I decided to take a different direction. The road less travelled …

The path that I have chosen was perhaps not one that most would have chosen.  Rather than a safe job with a guaranteed pay cheque I chose to invest in myself and I  learned something new. This has made all the difference to me.  How will my life grow article

I started taking lessons about marketing. This was something I loved, so I learned all that I could for several years, taking many online courses about creating websites,  social media platforms. One at a time until I had a real understanding of each platform. I invested in a 4-month course on social media with a very well known marketer. I graduated with a certificate of  Social Media Campaign Specialist.  Instagram article 

I  had learned  marketing over many years,  I started a website and called it  Marketing Offline Online. I  created websites, several for myself and I started doing them for family members, three wedding sites and a business site for my brother’s gas station  business  and then for some clients. Marketing Definition article

I joined a blogging community to learn all that I could about blogging. After getting to know the owner Lesly Federici, she asked if I would like to join PAC as an admin. It will be a year in Aug that I have been the welcome lady and  a coordinator for the Power Affiliate Club, with three other admins.

I am taking another road less travelled, a new direction soon, and will be working with a business coach to make my brands irresistible, profitable & simple to run. I will get help with building my social media, marketing, business growth and digital strategy. This will give me confidence, so I’m not just successful, but authentic. I will be able to measure  my business success path.

Taking the  road not taken, is perhaps not for everyone, but it is  your own that includes these new discoveries along the way. It is the only way to be certain you took “the road less travelled, and it has made all the difference.”

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