After graduating from college, I joined a company and worked there for five years before leaving to start my own.
Before I left, we built a good rapport with one of the senior a/c reps. He had taken a liking to me from the first assignment we worked on together. He said that my zeal and determination reminded him of myself. He helped me grasp some of the complex topics when I was learning more about air conditioning. I shadowed this professional for a year, and from that, I perfected my skill in air conditioning installations and mastered all the cooling products. When I started considering leaving the company, he walked me through the things I needed to do before. The company we worked for offered a study package, and my mentor recommended I enroll in school to advance my knowledge in cooling technology. I enrolled in school and completed the course. A few months later, I put in my resignation. During the first few months of building my air conditioning business, my mentor would check in on me and help me through some huddles. It then got so busy as I tried to build my inventory by stocking cooling equipment such as heat pumps and quality air conditioning filters. Over two years, I expanded my service line to include air conditioning tune-ups. A few years after starting my business, I opened a training center to train the cooling specialists in my company. My air conditioning experts were so good at executing air conditioning repairs that they won several awards. I met my mentor at one of the award nights, and he almost cried when he saw me. I had become an expert in air conditioning systems, just as he had wanted for me.