Finding fulfillment in your career
Concerns about career fulfilment
Finding fulfilment in your career is a big thing for most of us. We’re constantly trying to find our place globally, which often takes us down many paths. Therefore writing this after experiencing the St John Ambulance charity in Guernsey seems appropriate.
We were invited to the St John Ambulance Las Vegas-style charity in Guernsey on the 21st and 22nd of May. Personally, I’ve always had a lot of admiration and respect for paramedics and everyone working in the ambulance industry. It looks like a tough job, one you need a strong conviction or calling for. I can’t even begin to imagine the trauma paramedics go through as they go about saving lives.
We were fortunate to visit the St John Ambulance office in Guernsey, where the paramedics, directors and volunteers work. We found them so warm and receptive that I’m already looking forward to serving them again. The positivity and joy they show in their work are admirable, and it was a privilege to see them laugh and relax. They are incredible people, and I sincerely hope they find fulfilment in their chosen career as they deserve to. I also love that they invite teenagers to visit their premises; it could positively impact a teenager’s career path.
A bit of history
I’ve always loved meeting people and playing casino games. Laughter, learning and bringing joy are the things that drive me every day. The love of watching people have fun in casinos always came with one hang-up though, That is, it also comes with the darker side of gambling addiction. You can always spot that person going too far. Of course, there’s always the argument that we’re all adults and should take responsibility for our actions. It created this side where there was always a matter of finding what you really want to do.
I had to look at the facts carefully. I’ve always enjoyed that casino’s provide, firstly, entertainment for everyone. Secondly, a little community where people can connect and play games together. Thirdly, and most importantly, a place for lonely people to feel welcome (I got this from a widow).
The lockdown has been a game-changer for many of us. It has forced us to look inwards and ask difficult questions. In the hospitality industry, the government’s decisions have made many question the value of their career choices. Personally, it has created purpose in my life.
We found our sweet spot during the lockdown. We found career fulfilment because it became obvious that entertainment and connection are exactly what people need during a crisis. Everyone was looking for something that wouldn’t remind us of what we were going through. Our virtual entertainment playing no-money blackjack and roulette thrived. The highlight of the lockdown will always include hearing people laugh, bond and celebrate while playing no-money casino games.
What makes us feel fulfilled in our careers?
For me, it is about how we are helping and impacting people in our circle of influence. If you feel you are bringing value to those you interact with, you know that what you are doing is worthwhile.
We work in the No-money Fun Casino industry, and our job is to make people laugh, bond and forget everything going on around them. Of course, money is important; you need money to continue in what you do, but it’s hard finding fulfilment in your career if it’s not helping anyone on their journey.
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