I recently closed my business and am in the process of looking for a new career. When talking with people about this process, they often ask why?
My answer: “Life is too short. I want to do so many things in life. I want to be a part of something bigger than myself. I want to make a bigger splash than what I can do alone. I want to always be happy.” Most people respond with a “wow” or “good for you.” I think it’s because most people are afraid of change or the unknown, and I am not. I hope to be an example for others in this process.
My goal is to work for a company whose core values are aligned with mine. I want to find a company that I can grow with, help and be a part of their success. I am applying for senior-level sales and marketing positions at organizations that have a mission and vision I believe in. A few examples are…Carvana, GoDaddy, Dignity Health, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. I am sure I will find more along the way.
Cheers to finding your happy place…
During the holiday season or as the year comes to a close, we are all reminded to give back. Most non-profits push for tax donations at the end of the year, or do food drives for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But what about the rest of the year? People are in need year-round and there will always be people that are less fortunate than we are. So, as a family, we have made it a priority to give back year-round. We stuffed backpacks with United Food Bank last year. As you saw on my last post, we helped Elliot’s Closet with a clothing drive for kids going back to school. Over the holidays, we adopted a home thru The Centers for Habilitation/TCH for people with disabilities. We also donated to Kyrene Schools, Arizona Autism United, Tempe Chamber of Commerce and the 100 Club of Arizona as we are passionate about what they do.
So, as you are preparing your taxes for the year, remember to include donations to your favorite charities. They need it!
Here are a few links to my favorite charities, just in case you don’t have your own…