Mastering Risk and Uncertainty: Walk Gratefully into the Unknown

July 22, 2014 3:48 PM

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Mastering Risk and Uncertainty: Walk Gratefully into the Unknown

Once at the height of the recession I was unemployed and the phone ceased to ring from a hiring manager eager to hire me. I happened to receive an email about an open interview for sales at a car dealership. I figured, why not? A voice in the back of my head told me: "Girl, you better do something before you get lazy and can't get out of bed to go to work." As I usually do, I listened to the voices in my head.

So I got the job. After being a VP of Sales for five years, I had more experience under my belt than ever as well as an MBA. Now I was making a whopping $8 an hour plus commissions as a car salesperson and working a minimum of 12 hours a day. I wouldn't exactly say I was a happy camper. Actually I w...

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