When you picked the travel agent career, did you see the whole picture at the beginning? This industry is extremely complex and has so many different “pictures”. Even after scores of years, new pictures are constantly emerging. This is what makes it exciting and challenging. Every new contact becomes a new adventure and a new “brick” for your wall of knowledge.
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Sometimes I feel computers have minds of their own. No matter how important the task, the computer is in charge. As I work through a project I am constantly saving my work. But, just at that time when I forgot to save, the computer decided it has worked enough and takes a break.
Here is your “card” to stay out of jail or to stay in business and not lose everything.
Many new agents have no idea what kind of tasks they are performing that could end them in jail or maybe not quite so harsh, but cause them to lose everything in a lawsuit.
Are you a vegetable or flower gardener?
In our area we have “pea patches”. These are plots of ground that either the city or land owners give to the city to be divided up into plots for city dwellers to become “gardeners”. Our family had one when our children were young and every evening we were off to tend the garden. After 3 years of that, we put one in our back yard. After a couple years of that, it went back to grass.
Have you thought about all the professional people who “practice” their professions? It seems the medical field is particularly strong in “practicing”. Of all the professions, couldn’t there be a better term for someone who will be giving me advise for my body? Should travel agents “practice” their job?