Happy Valentine's Day! As you can see, I've taken this opportunity to discuss the topic of "love" today. Not love in the conventional "boy meets girl" type of love, but love as it pertains to your job.
Does greatness equal passion?
I believe greatness comes from passion. Your greatest sports heroes always talk about the extra time and the relentless effort they put in to achieve their goals. It's something dreamed about when they were kids...something they were passionate about. So I ask you, are you passionate about what you do? Do you love your job?
Do people at DirectMail.io love their jobs?
I asked a few key employees what they loved about working here...of course most of them said, "working with you Mike, you're the bomb." I told them I needed a better answer, one that was actually true :). Here's what they said...
I'm starting with me because I thought of this project and I don't like to ask anyone to do something that I'm not willing to jump in and do myself. It's honestly very challenging to pick one thing that I love about working at DirectMail.io. Shawn (the CEO) and I have been working together for over 15 years, and over the past 10 years, our passion has driven the creation of DirectMail.io. We've put together a team (more like a family) of super-humans that I would match against anyone on the planet. I love coming to work every day because I know I'm going to be greeted with crazy unrealistic challenges and a team that is willing to prove the world wrong. A team that believes in each other and the mission of what we want to accomplish. It's exciting to be part of something that you're confident is going to grow into the next big thing.
I love our team and our customers first and foremost. Life is about people, the interactions we have with them, and the impact that experience leaves. I love our culture and our camaraderie. I love that our mission is not focused on ourselves but focused on unlocking the potential that lives inside of each of us. The potential for an individual to step out on their own and experience the American Dream. That's a lot of love.
It’s great for me to come to work every day with my husband. We’ve been teammates for decades and have dreamed and created together. We don’t see limits together…only new challenges.
I love what I do because I get to solve interesting problems with a great group of people.
Anees, Account Manager
I love my job because it is a place that helps us to grow and to be stretched outside of our comfort zones each and every day. I get to work with some of the best people I know that all come together to accomplish amazing things, brilliantly. We have unlimited opportunities for growth, and the sky really is the limit. I have a really cool window view next to my desk that helps too!
Katie, Account Manager
I love my job because I get to work with some of the most creative and brilliant minds in the world. I'm always amazed at what we can create as a team when we put our heads together!
Brinley, Account Manager/Facebook Guru
I love my job because every day is a new and exciting challenge that helps others grow their business. I love brainstorming with my co-workers and figuring out the best strategy to help everyone win!
Jennifer, Lead Designer
I love my team because we are a tight-knit group. The DirectMail.io team is my second family. We all get along well and we have fun in the office. I love that I have creative freedom as an artist, and I feel like a valued part of this awesome team. I love that I have a job that I go to feeling motivated and inspired, and I continue to learn more and more every day.
Yash, Senior Software Developer
I'm the type of person that loves to be challenged. At DirectMail.io we're trying to build something that has never been created before. These new horizons provide challenges daily that really push me to excel and become a better developer. The culture in the office is very motivational because the team seems to always be encouraging and supportive.
Sid, Software Developer
I love working with the DirectMail.io team because each person plays a part in bringing out the best in one another. Everyone is passionate about their work, and seeing their passion motivates me to give it my all too. I feel like I am growing as an individual as well as a member of this great team!
Abhi, Software Developer
I love what I do because I learn something new pretty much every day. I am challenged every day, and I enjoy being challenged as it helps me to be a better developer. Directmail.io provides the opportunity to be creative with your own ideas. That is why every day, I feel I have accomplished something. It is the culture of this company to make everyone motivated. These are the most important things I adore.
Eraj, Software Developer
It is a pleasure working for DirectMail.io. I love what I do here because the product that we build as a team has a great impact on the success of small and large businesses. I love that I get to build features and solve different problems every day. DirectMail.io has given me a platform to learn and grow as a software developer. The team here is very creative in what they do and this is what keeps me motivated every day.
After reading everyone's reasons why they love it here, it makes me realize more than ever that we have a great team. A team of talented people, from all different types of backgrounds, sharing a common goal, with unbelievable respect for each other. It's better than family, it's DirectMail.io. Together we can accomplish anything...look out world, the next big thing is here, and I'm excited to be a part of it.
Happy Valentine's Day!