Being a relative newcomer to the HVAC industry, I’m still in the phase of learning something new each and every day. Having just started here at The NEWS in December, I’m still in that “honeymoon phase,” where everything I do is interesting.
Now, for those who have been in the game a lot longer than I have (pretty much everyone) and for those who have been in it longer than most (I’m looking at those of you with 30-plus years of experience), we sometimes need a reminder that there’s still learning left to be done.
This past weekend, I made the trek to the local movie theater and took in the major motion picture “The Internship,” starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. First off, I give this movie a nice recommendation. The conclusion is obvious, but it was a heck of a lot of fun and funny along the way.
The premise of the movie is Vaughn and Wilson lose their jobs as salesmen, and, having no skills outside of that, decided to apply for an internship at Google. They somehow get it, thanks to their ability to think outside the box.
The main lesson I took from it is it’s never too late to start, or continue, learning. I know the movie isn’t reality, and sometimes it’s tough, but here you have two 40-somethings branching out into something completely unfamiliar. Just going for it.
Now, that’s not to say you have to take a big leap of faith like they did, but in the ever-evolving HVAC industry, there’s always something new to learn that can either help you better serve or better relate to your customers. Who knows, you just may somehow get it. And, if you don’t, you move on and chalk it up as a learning experience.