Thursday, July 17, 2014

Career Change

Fourteen years ago I went beyond my comfort zone by starting a new career in hearing aid sales.  I was a hometown girl who dared drive beyond my city limits yet alone hundreds of miles away training for a new job.

But I was empowered by a desire to succeed in something bigger than what I had become comfortable with.  My life's mistakes were burying me and it was time to pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again.

I prayed fervently that God would bring me success in this life changing endeavor.  

To be promoted from secretary to Hearing Aid Specialist in sales would not be easy.  There was a lot of work involved.  First,  convincing my boss that I would be a good candidate for the job.  (Turns out I was a good sales person after all - because I sold him, persuading him to send me for training for the open sales position.)

Studies.  Tests.  Traveling. Training.  

My new sales position June, 2000

All the while, my church prayed me through it.  And God saw me through it.

I bring this up to ask for prayer once again as I embark on yet another life changing, career challenge.  It is exciting and scary.  And just as I knew fourteen years ago that there was no way I could make it without God being with me every step of the way, I know today that He must be with me still for me to succeed.

Gary will be retiring in September, leaving me to be sole owner and operator of All About Hearing.

I have an absolute peace about it all.  But it will be a lot.

So I ask for your prayers...  Please pray for me to have a clear mind and good health as I go into sales/marketing/finances and all else that is involved in running a business.

And also, pray that this arrangement works for Gary and I and that it brings us closer as a couple and that he can be content in retirement.

Dear Diary,

I hear tell that Dad's going to be spending more time rubbing my belly and less time rubbing mom the wrong way...  whatever that means.  Oh well, as long as he is rubbing my belly I don't care.  Gracie.  


  1. Keeping you in my prayers, Bobbi. All the best to Gary in retirement. Gracie - enjoy the belly rubs!

  2. Change can be exciting too. Is Gary ready to take on the house duties? There will be plenty of change to go around. Praying this will be a win/win for you both.

  3. So what's going on? How is Gary? Will you change jobs completely? Of course I will pray for God to show you what He wants you to do now.

  4. I think you'll do great Bobbi!!


  5. We have you and Gary on our prayer list, Bobbi. But I just have this feeling you won't need them. Your success will continue with you at the helm. And when you feel overworked and underpaid, just take Gracie to work with you. All your worries will just disappear.


  6. I will pray for you and Gary! Retirement is awesome! Have a blessed day and weekend, HUGS!

  7. Words of wisdom from Gracie and yes I will pray for you. It will all be fine. Now I'm off with Samson to look for Gracie's birthday card for him. Things have been difficult here, and I have been so very tired with no energy for reading blogs. But we are getting a bit better.

  8. Sending good thoughts too!

  9. It is a big responsibility, but I'm sure you can do it. And I'm confidant your significant other will be there to help you if need be. GRACIE you just love attention, don't you?

  10. OH Bobbi I have run business and it is hard!!! It takes all your time 7 days a week!!!!
    I will pray for you-- mostly for your health b/c that is what it takes-- you can never be sick!!!
    I am sure you will do well as the business BOSS!!!
    But you have my prayers!!

  11. Thanks for your prayers and your friendship, Bobbi. Means a lot to me.


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