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Impact Day Take Aways

By December 29, 2013 No Comments

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

During the month of November Daxko had its semi-annual Impact Day where 150 employees gathered together to work with Habitat for Humanity at various sites across the Greater Birmingham area.  I had the privilege of working in Clay, Alabama with a group of 25 fellow employees.

As we worked the day away I was struck by several things:

  1.  I have done a poor job of getting to know my coworkers.  I learned more in one day of community service with some coworkers than I had in 9 months of working alongside them.  Of course, I credit a portion of this to the paint fumes.
  2.  It is easy to miss the point sometimes.  Day to day we tend to live in a world comprised of numbers, individual tasks, and meetings.  It’s so refreshing to get out and serve.  This isn’t something that is directly adding to the bottom line of Daxko’s Net Revenue and at the same time, it is of infinite value for us as a company.  We get to find ourselves as we serve others.
  3. This is probably the most significant take away.  We added value to people’s lives with our work.  This simple fact was reinvigorating because it reminded me that I have the ability to do this every single day in a very real and lasting way.

Overall, my second Impact Day with Daxko was brilliant.  We worked hard, we talked a good bit, we served with vigor, & we ate pizza…….a lot of it.

Days like that remind me that we, as a company, have the daily opportunity to serve our customers with passion and zeal.  This is an essential foundation on which all other service decisions can be developed.

Nate W. is a Support Rockstar that believes that coffee is the lifeblood that fuels the dreams of champions

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