Although I initially worked as a professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association, I also have 2 years of work experience as a part-time manager of a start-up distribution business. We distributed oxygen, industrial, nitrogen, and acetylene gas tanks to different construction companies, construction sites, clinics, and end-users. I was asked to handle administrative tasks, product deliveries and logistics, communication with potential and existing customers, e-mail handling and management, social media management. It was a very fulfilling experience because I was experiencing the best of both worlds being a professional athlete and being part of a small business.
During this global pandemic, I have been enrolling in several online courses like general virtual assistant courses, search engine optimization courses, social media marketing courses, digital marketing courses, and project management courses. I have used the time to invest in learning new skills and developing the skills I have now. I know these are valuable learnings that I can use in the future.