Monday Motivation: The greatest things to never happen
Monday Motivation, 5.7.18
Written by: Kaitlyn Gwaltney
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
“Sometimes the biggest things you want in life, are the greatest things to never happen.”
Growing up, I was never set on a profession of what I would do for the rest of my life. Is there really something out there I could do for 30+ years without getting tired of it?
One thing I always knew was that I wanted to be able to help others. I graduated from Longwood with a degree in Sociology, which is the study of social relationships between people. So naturally, it was a pretty good fit for me after taking the introduction course.
I used to fulfill this role in the medical field as medical assistant for a few years. Honestly, I enjoyed it enough that I believed it was possibly something I wanted to do as a career and began looking into the next steps to move up in management. I was given a stepping stone position, but still felt “stuck” in the waiting game for a position to open.
I had an interest in real estate, as my mom and I have a few rental properties in the Chesterfield area, and I always heard how much potential you had. Being able to still help people and having an endless amount of potential and opportunities, I began digging into the requirements to gain a license.
While health care and real estate are arguably different, I’m able to take the skills I learned with helping patients and use them to help my clients. Even though it’s been less than two years, I’m already able to look back and realize how thankful I am that the medical management position didn’t happen. I still fulfill the drive to help others but am able to create my own schedule, take advantage of all the opportunities for growth, and help my clients with one of the biggest purchases in their lives with as little stress as possible.
What is the one thing you have always wanted that never happened? Maybe you have experienced something like this before or maybe it will happen over the next few years. Never let failures or disappointments be a setback in life, they’ve gotten you to where you are today. One day you might look back, just like I do, and realize it was one of the greatest things to never happen.
Kaitlyn Gwaltney, a Realtor with The Rogers-Long Team since 2016, previously worked in the medical field for 6 years before deciding to shift her compassion and dedication toward helping others in a different direction. The RLT excitedly brought Kaitlyn on to work with buyers and sellers due to her humility, inner drive to succeed, and her fun-loving attitude. Kaitlyn has found a lot of early success in her career on The Rogers-Long Team, and even sold her own personal home and bought a new one with her husband this past year!