Trust the Process
What. A. Week.
On April first, I started a new job. Travel-tech has been my dream industry for the past year, and this month it became a reality. When I accepted a position in the Onboarding department at Evolve Vacation Rental, I had very little idea of what to expect. I knew I was diving head first into project management but had many questions of what that actually entailed, as it differs in every industry.
With a strong customer service background, I already felt comfortable dealing with clients. I also love anything to do with organizing and was excited to put that to use in my new work environment. What I didn’t expect: the millions of little details that make it all come together.
When I left my previous career as an Esthetician (aka skincare guru), I specifically told myself I wanted a challenge. Boy did that request come true.
But you know what? It’s awesome. There is something so invigorating about coming home each day with a brain packed full of knowledge. And with that being said, I will pass a small part of what I learned onto you.
Trust the process.
Let me explain what I mean by this.
On my first day, I was given many verbal instructions and resources to read through. I knew I needed to remember these things eventually, but there was no way on earth I could master it all on the first day. Not to mention the continual abbreviations I had to decipher.
If you have any bit of perfectionism in your blood, you know this can be a frustrating situation. It’s challenging to feel like a burden to others when you’re in the training process (even though my entire team is very supportive and helpful). I wanted so badly to be “good” at this job from day one but realized very quickly that it just wasn’t possible immediately.
However, as my first week went on, things started to make sense. I remembered information that I didn’t even know I had stored in my brain. By Friday, I felt encouraged and that I could actually start to help my team.
I had to trust the process.
While my training isn’t nearly complete yet, reminding myself of the process is monumentally encouraging.
Whether you're starting a new career, learning a new language, or learning how to ride a bike, remember - it takes time.
And you’re going to crush it.