Mgt 230 Week 1 Individual Assignment Decision-Making Process Paper

Mgt 230 Week 1 Individual Assignment Decision-Making Process Paper

Decision Making
MGT 230
University of Phoenix

Decision Making

      There are have been several times in my life that I have had to make a decision that would affect both myself and my family both personally and professionally, but there is one career and life change specifically that I will focus on in this paper and discuss the outcome of my decisions and how it has carried into my life today.  

      When I graduated from High School, I was offered a full ride scholarship to play football at Trinity International University (Trinity) in Deerfield, IL.  Initially I declined the offer as I was unsure if that was what I wanted to do, but decided that I needed to give it a shot.  So I moved to IL the summer of 2004.  Unfortunately, I blew my knee out the first month I was there and was career ending.  Although the knee injury was disappointing, it wasn't all that bad as I was able to make some connections with a few individuals that own a trading firm that trade on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which at the time, trading was very intriguing to me, so the connection was very important.  I decided to move back home to AZ.

      In April 2006, I was presented with a job opportunity in Chicago, IL to trade on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange with the contacts that I created when I was at Trinity.  At this time, I lived in Phoenix, AZ, which is where I was born and raised, so despite how incredible the opportunity was and how excited I may have been, I had responsibilities in AZ that I had to take into consideration when making the decision.   If I were to accept the position, I would need to leave all of my family and friends and start over, and if that wasn’t hard enough in itself, I had to justify and convince my girlfriend of five years (“high school sweetheart”) to consider moving out there with me and uproot from everything she knows here in Arizona as well.  This was not a decision that could be analyzed overnight.

      To do this, I had to work...

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