Through this atypical Tucson weather, we coped and kept warm as much as we could. Luckily for the crew at QuikHelp, although we all lost water service at home, we did have water at the office. With an extra squirt of perfume and hair going in every direction, I still managed to get to the office and help out a few clients.
Yes, it was a weird week but I’m starting to understand that in the life of the entrepreneur every week is a weird week. Whether its the first time you go on the radio or the first time you go to work without a shower — the life of the entrepreneur is unpredictable. Unpredictable, but fun.
When I first decided to start QuikHelp, early in 2009, I was really frustrated after having lost my job in NY. I had loved where I worked, but I didn’t love the job. I didn’t love waking up every morning and going to the same office to do the same thing with no real passion. And as I looked for a new job, the idea of going back to the corporate grind under a different logo didn’t seem appealing. So I decided to do my own thing.
Working at QuikHelp is worlds away from any work I’ve done before. It has been my first step out of the big corporate world and away from big finance, and I’ve loved it. I love getting to talk to people every day, knowing that every time a client walks out of my office I’ve made a difference. Sure, I wake up every day and go to the same office, but now I’m really passionate about it. I love my team — Peter and Maribel, and our new intern Vanessa — and I wouldn’t trade them for anyone. Together, I know we’re making a difference and it feels great. So even when the water pipes freeze and I have to go to work with a double layer of deodorant, I’m really happy to be at QuikHelp.