I don’t care if my work is meaningful…said no one EVER. We all want to make a difference no matter our job/career/profession. To have purpose. To see possibility. To have gratitude. For me, I have to feel like I’m making a difference for the my clients. For you, meaning might be found in helping your company to thrive or to support the people who buy your company’s products or services.
Do you want to read about someone who is completely happy in their work? Someone who feels positive every day? Someone who knows he makes a difference? Someone who gets to live purpose, possibility and gratitude? Meet Dan. Dan works at ExtraSpecialTeas and he LOVES it.
ExtraSpecialTeas is a non-profit I volunteer for: it’s a teahouse that is also a vocational day program for adults with mental and developmental challenges, like Down syndrome and autism. All the participants are ExtraSpecialServers who do a variety of jobs at the teahouse: some wait on customers; some bake gluten-free treats; others stamp product packaging; all learn on-the-job skills.
You can read the full blog post here on the ExtraSpecialTeas website. Dan wrote on the ExtraSpecialTeas blog (all his words, grammar and heart), “When I applied in EST it’s been mind opening never thought I meet such Beautiful people. Everything’s perfect the employees I now affectionately call friends Just to let you know dear readers I love the job I have.”
What in the heck is better than that? Now get back to making the difference YOU make.