Angela Owens proud to work behind the scenes:
A successful individual had to begin somewhere. It’s inspiring to see how various celebrities, visionaries, and industry leaders pursued their dreams and never gave up, whether they were born into wealth and found clever ways to use their resources or were raised in dangerous situations and fought their way out.
According to a new survey, only 6% of adults meet the career goals they set for themselves as teenagers. If you’re thinking of giving up on your goal or you’re working hard to achieve it on a regular basis, reading about other people’s stories can be motivating. On your trip, you never know where you are.
You could be like Spanx founder Sara Blakely and have a life-changing business opportunity tomorrow, or you could be like Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and sell Christmas trees and birds for years before finding success. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the course of your career, take heart to the less-than-impressive beginnings of some of the world’s most influential individuals.
Do you have a deep urge to travel? Can you get giddy at the thought of exploring the globe and seeing all that life has to offer? Over the years, I’ve met a lot of people who want to fly but can’t seem to find a job or profession that allows them to do so. People are always telling me, “What do I do?” and “what sorts of jobs are open for someone like me?”
I think you can make a lot of money doing what you enjoy. If you feel called to fly and see the globe, go for it! This entails paying attention to your instincts and following your spirit. Angela Owens has no inclination to be a hero. She wanted a job, and while she originally felt UPS didn’t match her ideal career path, COVID-19 helped her find a home.
Although the pandemic presented an unwelcome opening, she is now proud to be working behind the scenes to help bring an end to it.“Before joining UPS, I was an occupational consultant. When the pandemic struck, our offices were closed. I wanted to get a career. I decided to get out of the building. And I wanted some physical activity,” Angela explained. “Now I’m here. I’ve been promoted (to part-time preload supervisor). I love what I do, and most importantly, I am in possession of critical shipments such as the vaccine.”
Most professionals tend to have a smooth, well-planned career trajectory as they announce themselves or build a LinkedIn profile. This is understandable. It would be strange to share professional blunders when we are normally trying to make a good impression or develop our brand.
However, if you do a little research, you can discover that many of the most famous people have a rocky history of job detours that have significantly led to where they are now. So, if you come upon an unwelcome challenge now and then, take a minute to ponder whether there is a silver lining.
Continues to play a part in healthcare:
Angela’s career direction, like many others attracted to UPS, zigzagged where it should have zagged, but she wouldn’t change a thing now. She continues to play a part in healthcare, albeit one that is barely seen or heard by the general population.
“Not only am I responsible for ensuring that daily supplies are made to households… now I have the extra burden of ensuring the vaccines get to where they need to go, so they can be used in our city of Philadelphia to make things better and easier for everyone,” she said.
“We deliver what matters, but it is up to them to ensure that these vaccines arrive where they are meant to be.”
From the ground floor to the roof,
Capt. Alyse Adkins has long loved to be a pilot and began flying at the age of 14. Although she had no idea she’d be flying UPS “browntail” someday, she never lost sight of her dream. And she had no idea her dream would one day aid in the abolition of a pandemic.
“I play a very small role in this big event… there are a lot of people working very hard behind the scenes to get this vaccine from Point A to Point B, but my role is obviously to fly the aircraft safely and efficiently and get this into the hands that need it the most,” Alyse said, minutes after completing a flight with the newest vaccine now approved for emergency use in the United States. “I never dreamed that when training to become a pilot, I would be flying parcels with the power to save lives.”
Proud to represent all female aviators
“Today (March 1) is the first day of National Women’s History Month,” she pointed out. “I am very proud to represent all female aviators, and I hope that this encourages more young women to join this amazing industry.”
“The coronavirus has influenced so many people in so many different ways, from their work to their wellbeing to the health of their friends and family,” she added. “That is why it is personal, and I am so grateful UPS will be a part of bringing what is most important to the healthcare community, our neighborhoods, and our families.”
On the highway
Juliett Watson, a Louisville, Kentucky feeder carrier, understands that her presence makes a difference as a woman in what is still considered a somewhat unusual career. She’s linking warehouses to life-saving vaccinations.
Juliett said, “I just want little girls to know they can come out here and do something.” “That’s how I was raised. That is what my mother and father instilled in me.”
Nonetheless, she sees UPS’s position in vaccine distribution from a broader prism.
“We’re building history here. We’re taking the initiative. On this planet, we are being heard. “I am very happy about that,” she said. “Hopefully, this opens us up again, because we will get vaccinated to get out there to where we were before… or maybe better.”
The most important thing to take away from these accomplished people is that everyone’s career journey is unique. Some, like Spotify creator Daniel Ek, began their entrepreneurial journeys in high school, while others, like Sara Blakley, had to work in a less-than-glamorous job for seven years before finding her dream in her late twenties. Regardless of where you are with your profession,