It’s no secret that it pays to like your job. We spend so many of our waking hours working—life just wouldn’t be as pretty if we didn’t dig it. The internet preaches how essential happiness at work is to our overall well being, how professional satisfaction supports the development of unique talents and gives us a sense of purpose. But enjoying what you do is bigger than that, and in my opinion, far more grand than the benefits we reap personally. When you have passion for your work, you become naturally more effective and creative. You build things. Not just things for you, but things that others will benefit from as well. You positively impact lives. You become infused with a feeling of superhuman strength that finds ways to just make shit happen.
I’m experiencing this phenomenon personally right now. I work for a tech company that is tirelessly innovating and has made a difference for so many people in its young life. Though life at AfterShokz is easy to enjoy because we make some pretty neat stuff and the folks I spend my days with make me smile every day, it’s not without its fair share of challenges. Being “small but mighty” is a double-edged sword in that there’s so much we want to do, but are limited in the resources required to make it all happen.
That’s where it pays to LOVE your work. When you love what you do, you’re filled with a willingness to stop at nothing to discover solutions that’ll change people’s lives, even when it's not easy. You give it that extra effort it deserves, whatever it takes—and it never feels like a burden. Love has a way of making you think about the big picture, drives you to find ways you can make a difference, regardless of what’s in it for you. It’s a beautiful thing. As the saying goes, "Love can move mountains".
That level of inspiration and commitment is what's moving mountains over here. Every day I find examples of how our team is silently driven by something bigger than just good enough. It takes true love to endure the blood, sweat and tears that accompany revolutionary development with a smile. While there's pride in delivering our constantly-connected generation of music streaming/gaming/FaceTiming selves a safe alternative to earbuds, we've refused to stop there. Real passion for betterment is how Trekz Titanium™, a product on course to redefine the sport headphone category as we know it, came to life. While being a part of its journey has been invigorating for all of us, the best part is: we're honored to do it.
Kim Fabiano Fassetta
VP of Marketing
(AKA The Company Cheerleader)