It’s February when love is in the air and hearts and chocolates fill the stores. This makes me think of everything I love—my wife, son, parents, friends, and family. Do we love our jobs? I think for most of us, absolutely! We help people secure the titles to their homes, which to a majority of people is their most valuable possession. Is it hard? Yes, at times. Stressful? Yes, at times. Would you miss your job and everyone that goes with it if it were gone? Yes, I know I would. What the title industry does is important, and it makes a difference.
In college I spent most of my summers working at a sports camp named Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, Missouri. It was a hard job working with the kids and on the go 24/7 with very little time off. I was sweaty all the time, running from activity to activity, but it was also very rewarding to see the joy we brought to the campers and see their lives change for the better. As the end of summer approached, I remember looking forward to the end of camp. I was tired and ready for the craziness to be over. What I remember even more, is the drive out of the gates of K2 heading home or back to college. As soon as I turned out of the camp gate, I immediately missed it and wanted to turn around and go back in for another term. I loved it that much, because what I did with the other camp staff was important and it made a difference.
I think as workers, we all feel the need to complete a meaningful project and the desire to start a new one. I make many trips out of state visiting our title agents and some trips can be very difficult and taxing. But as soon as I am back in the office, I am preparing for another trip and can’t wait to get out there again. I love what I do because it makes a difference!
I would encourage all readers of this blog to evaluate what you love about your job. Count the times this past year where what you did was important and made a difference. What can you change to love your job more? I know I will be completing this evaluation this month to make me better at what I do and love it even more!