It’s the same rush I felt as a kid, the sense of wonder and WHAT IF! I knew that it was an opportunity I wanted in on, so I acted. The course was around $1,500 CAD, I didn't have the money but VISA sure did! We purchased the course on the last night that the test group was open, kinda like getting VIP tickets to your favourite artist right before they sell out… Pretty cool right?
This was certainly a more optimistic time for me than the sad reality that was approaching me in my current job. I was knocking doors in Calgary and the surrounding areas selling energy contracts for the biggest energy retailer in North America. As a top producer in the company, I was working many hours and making a decent amount too. This job taught me so much mentally, such as what it feels like to get told no, over and over again. Tirelessly pushing on to the next door knowing that it was just a numbers game. I was doing pretty well, making well over $1,000/week. This was only until I was made aware that the Government was changing the laws in Alberta to prevent anything energy related being sold at doors. I was put against a wall, what to do what to do… I’m still unsure if I was laid off or what was happening but all I knew was I had no intention of even seeing if EI was an option. I promptly got a job at an escape room so I still had income, but this was right around the time that Reese came to me with this idea.