Why I do what I do
Published: Aug 27, 2018 11:20 AM
Sometimes I like to reflect on why I do what I do.
After recently hearing of the passing of one of my lovely clients, I got kind of philosophical about things. Why do I fix PC's and not do something more worthwhile? Should I take up studies to change what I am doing so that I can work in a field that helps people more?
Obviously, I need to earn a living, but am I doing that in a profession that gives me a sense of fulfillment knowing that I am making a difference to others?
Then I realised. My client's wife sent me a message letting me know of his passing. I had enough of an impact on his life, that she felt it necessary to message his "computer guy" to let me know. What an honour to have been thought of in this most difficult time.
I have often said that my business is more about people than it is about computers, and this sealed it for me. I am more into people than computers, and really enjoy the chats I have with clients while waiting for a pc to do something (updates, scans etc..).
I love the feeling that what I am doing helps people. Fixing their pc means they can keep in touch with loved ones, help others, earn a living, or keep up to date with what is going on around them news-wise. For some, this is incredibly important, and I feel honoured that I am trusted to help them.
This is what helps me feel that what I am doing is worthwhile.