By: Mond Ortiz
Confucius once said, "choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." This goes the same in becoming a flight attendant. Do not only choose a career you will love, but also choose a career wherein you will love the journey in getting there. If you will love and embrace the journey, no negativity nor rejection from others will stop you from reaching your dreams. Let me share you a story.
After graduating college, I have always wanted to hhave my own business which particularly deals with airplanes or cars, both my passion. My childhood dream of becoming a pilot has changed but my love for airplanes have always been there. My goal after college was to become a young entrepreneur. My parents told me to become an employee first so I can learn first how it is to become an employee and how businesses work. They are actually correct, I needed to dig my foundation. So I started applying and the first companies I searched for jobs at were in the airlines, particularly marketing, sales, and operations. My goal was just to get a job that time but I wanted to work for an airline. Anyway, I ended up working for a call center for a year and later on got into corporate sales for a telecommunications company in which I worked in that industry for three years.
At first, I was excited, but as time went by, I realized I didn't really love my job. I was simply working for money. Though the experience taught me a lot on sales, marketing, and processes, I was not enjoying things anymore. I was told "magtiis ka muna and be happy that you have a job because others don't have." Yes that is true but doing something that you don't love can even be more dangerous. It lead me to depression. I was not able to sleep at night. I felt heavy everyday. I wanted isolation. I drank a lot and got wasted to the brim just for me to forget the feeling. It was far worse than I would have imagined way back.
I resigned from my corporate job and got into different things. Insurance, different businesses, and even networking. I failed. I realized I did not enjoy what I was doing. My depression became worse.
Fast forward to today, I now have a business that deals with airlines and aviation. I now have a business that involves my passion and love, and from that time on, I felt so much happiness in my career. The best part is receiving messages of gratitude and "thank yous" from present cabin crew who were our followers ever since they were still aspirants. The feeling is just simply overwhelming and the more I learned to love my job as an airline journalist and a media entrepreneur.
I pour my heart in my work. During challenging moments, I focus on addressing the problem by looking for a solution. I grow by learning from my mistakes. I dedicate so much time and effort here. Moreso, I ever, not even once, felt lazy to create content or to write.
Since I loved what I am doing, Flyhigh Manila as a multimedia brand grew, helping more aspirants, and giving so much dignity to our cabin crew. Next year will be another chapter in Flyhigh Manila's life, and all these happened because I simply loved what I was doing. I go to work with a smile and I end my day relaxed. Yes I do face challenging moments but because I loved what I was doing, I enjoyed trouble shooting these problems.
This is why it is very important for you to not only love your goal to become a flight attendant but you must love the journey as well. Challenges may come your way but if you love the journey, you will simply see challenges as stepping stones. You will not stop until you get to your cabin crew dream. Yes in reality it is hard to become a cabin crew but once you start loving the journey, nothing is hard for you.
Before you even start your journey to become a flight attendant, you have to know the purpose of your career, and what it takes to become one. Once you fall in love with it, everything else will work in your favor. You will always be hungry to be a better version of yourself, seeking information to hurdle the challenges that lie ahead.
Do not just fall in love with the career, but you must love the journey as well. Have so much passion.. Watch how things will work on your favor.