Mgt 230 Week 1 Individual Assignment Decision-Making Process Paper

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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...

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