Making a difference in someone’s life or within an organization is a fulfilling feeling and is something that I never realized was so powerful. The first day I came into work last week I was so nervous. I was afraid that I wasn’t going to meet up to expectations and possibly fail at my job. Deep down I stayed confident and kept ignoring my fears. I’m a very shy person and take judgment very hard. So I walked into iMADdu and kept a smile on, hoping everything would be alright.
I entered Mona Olsen’s office, hoping I wasn’t going to get bashed too bad over my work, but for the first time at any of my jobs, my boss actually complimented some of my work. It made my day, and will probably make my whole stay here enjoyable, and worth the experience and more. It showed that my work made a difference within the organization as well as made a difference within myself and how I approach my boss about my work.
Mona Olsen made a difference to my work and how I work. She showed me that being shy of critique is not the right approach and that I should always be confident in my work. She made me feel like I made a difference within iMADdu. This type of effect pushed my confidence and motivation towards wanting to make more differences throughout my community and other workplaces. The main thing I learned was making a difference isn’t only to help others, but to help you as well.