"So what do you do with a chance? You take it…because it just might be the start of something incredible." -@livethegoodstuff
Just over nine months ago I chose to take a chance and temporarily step away from my career of fourteen years as a child educator and caregiver. I did so hoping to find a job that I could do without having to think too much about, could leave at work when I left work and was easier than helping to raise children in order to focus on my own self care.
What I've found from taking that chance, is exactly what Kobi Yamada describes in his children's book "What Do You Do With A Chance?" I found something incredible. I found a company that fuels my growing hunger for doing more, being of service and making the lives of others better.
Being a @starbuckspartners has created a hunger in me that leaves me constantly wanting to continue to create change. At my three month mark as Barista at the top selling, fastest store in our Seattle district (which includes the corporate office), I was voted partner of the quarter and last month I became a certified Barista Trainer. My excitement and gratitude only brew faster with the more roles I learn and inspire to create because I can feel this is just the beginning of a life long partnership.
Today when I walk into my store, I get to sit down with a brand new Barista and have honor of being the one to help get her started on her very own partner journey. I get to show her the craft of coffee, but even better, I get to show her the craft of creating connections and that she's just entered the business of inspiring human connections. And I'm true universe style, the very first partner I have the pleasure of training is also a career nanny.
Here's to continuing to taking those chances and seizing the incredible opportunities it creates. Thanks @herbinseattle, @nicolelopez602, @mulliganbecky @erinsgotpics for helping to create such an amazing Drive-Thru Dream Team! 👊🏼 #tobeapartner