Don’t let the well go dry
I spend several hours a week applying my professional skills to projects that don’t pay, and devote a lot of my spare time to vocational and volunteer service in communities where I live (and have lived), and in less developed countries. Community service also allows me to meet people I might not otherwise know – in my own neighbourhood and around the world.
One of the things that often draws people together is the desire or need to do good things, to make a difference, to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. That’s how I feel about my work, whether I’m at my desk in Toronto or volunteering in the Dominican Republic. I love working with people who believe in what they’re doing and who are always looking for ways to help others succeed.