Invest in Yourself – “Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.”invest in yourselfIf you have a spouse, child[ren], parents, siblings, or other loved ones depending on you, we’d like to first commend you for the value you bring others and remind you how important you are. Second, we’d like to remind you of the old saying that “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” 

You see, when your loved ones depend on you mentally, emotionally, and financially, more likely than not, you fall into a trap where you’re constantly on the go trying to make ends meet and consequently forgetting and/or not making the time to take care of you and invest in yourself. 

Unfortunately, in some respects, we as humans are a lot like cell phones. When you don’t recharge and update – you’ll soon find yourself without anything left to give. You won’t have power to perform. You’ll find it difficult to grow and keep up with the advancing (and more expensive) times. Additionally, you’ll find it harder and harder to continue providing optimal value for yourself and your loved ones.

A simple recharge and/or update, however, something you may have been putting off – can completely improve your performance and allow you to offer so much more – and the reality is, this doesn’t have to require a large investment in time or cost.

A small investment can better your life and subsequently the lives of those depending on you! 

For instance, if you’re currently working at an entry level job or living paycheck to paycheck, just imagine how much your life will improve if you’re earning more and presented with abundant opportunities – and this doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may think. You just need to invest in yourself!

One of the greatest careers you can enter, particularly post-pandemic, is in forklift operations, as the pandemic has led to a growth in online shopping, e-commerce, and warehousing & logistics. Accordingly, jobs within the supply chain, such as forklift operators and logisticians, not only have experienced an increase in demand, but experts are predicting 5% growth over the coming years.

Reason being, forklift operators handle such tasks as receiving, storing, and transporting products, materials, & inventory – in such industries as manufacturing, warehousing, construction, food, and distribution. Therefore, with an increase in online shopping and the like, forklift operators are shedding great light as to how valuable they are for employers, company operations, and of course consumers. Furthermore, to meet greater needs, companies are requiring more manpower to fulfill demand – thus subsequently opening more opportunities for forklift operators with little to no experience. That said, per OSHA requirements, forklift operators must be certified.

In other words, if you’re looking for a rewarding career that can stand our new world, becoming a certified forklift operator is it! This is the time to invest in yourself! This is the time to earn your forklift certification. As an added bonus, here at American Forklift Training Centers, INC., we have partnered up with hundreds of So Cal agencies and upon receiving your forklift certification [or renewing with us], we will send your information to the companies and agencies hiring in your sought area. The service doesn’t stop there. Once you earn your forklift certification from us, we will always be just a phone call away to provide you with additional job assistance as you need.

In little time, you can change yours and your loved ones’ lives – as earning your forklift certification can provide a great return on your investment. In fact, it can potentially be greater than earning a certification in another industry.

How??? You may ask. Well, whereas certification programs for other industries may cost $350 to $400 and require additional costs for gear – the pay can be limited. Certified security guards, for example, generally only earn minimum wage (in certain rare occasions, they may earn $14 to $16 an hour), even after they have invested hundreds of dollars for certification and gear.  

Conversely, we’ve seen our forklift operators receive offers for $17+ an hour, with much less of an investment financially and in time for the required training and certification. Moreover, individuals who have started out as forklift operators have quickly climbed up the ladder into managerial roles, earning six figure salaries – bettering their life and those around.

If you’d like to improve yours and your family’s life too, earning your forklift certification is highly suggested and proven as you may have already read in our testimonials. To learn more,  Contact Us Today!