For almost 9 years I have been in the IT sales industry.  I’ll be honest I have episodes where I ask myself the purpose of what I’m doing more than earning for myself or my family.  During those times I look at people in the medical industry and instantly I see how they are able to help and make a difference even while earning for themselves.  They make an impact to the people they are treating.  Then I also see people who go out and choose to work for non-profit agencies, for foundations.. trading the comfortable life and potential higher earnings just to help people they don’t know.  I yearn for that.  When I took a break of 5 months from work, I was able to reflect much on why am I here and for the purpose of my life.  I knew I am to make a difference by helping the poor and at the same time helping the environment for my children and the future generations.  And then I was offered a job in a company I wanted to join in 5 months ago.  It was a dillema because I feared I may not have the time to fulfill my calling if I accept the offer.  But I prayed about it and resolved that I can do this at the same time and this will help me and my husband in the much needed capital we need to pursue our dream.  And so I accepted it.  2 and half months in the job, I can say I am happy with my work because I have a great boss who supports me and doesn’t micromanage, colleagues who are helpful and fun to be with and most especially  a partner  (a dedicated Inside Sales Rep who closely works with me) who is patient enough to  bear with my sometimes bossy personality.  But as I have anticipated, I have become too busy to pursue my calling on building that social enterprise for the poor and the environment.  And I have again started asking myself what’s the purpose of selling all these computers, servers, storage, and systems in general.  People can live without it and besides there are far more pressing issues like poverty, hunger and global warming.  There was a time I again struggled going to work.  And then I prayed to God to show me why am I here, why did He place me here?  And then deals started to come in.  Deals that would help the poor and uneducated children.  One deal was for a National Household Targeting System (NHTS) for the Poor which is designed to help qualify the poorest of the poor to become one of the beneficiaries of the money grant program from the government.  Our solution will be the infrastructure that will help run that system.  🙂 Then, next is an educational institution which provides schools, systems that will help rural areas gain access from quality education from the city.  We didn’t win the first phase but the potential of us being able to win the next phase and be part of improving the educational system of the rural people are good enough reasons for me to find purpose in what I do.   And then everything started to make sense, the fact that I’m working for a company who takes saving energy and environment seriously, the opportunity to work on several government agencies to prove that we can win accounts in a clean way.. without bribe or any dirty tactics are all good reasons for me why I was placed here.  I am happy that I’m working for a company that share the same principles that I have and values the same visions.  These all are an affirmation that I am in the right place and I can do more being here.  As they say, in this company, we have “THE POWER TO DO MORE” 😉