23 Jul Why we love tequila and you should too
One of the main reasons I joined PricePoint is because of the tequila. Although it wasn’t really the tequila itself (though every employee is given a bottle of Don Julio 1942 which is fantastic), it was the “why” behind the tequila.
Whenever there is something to celebrate at PricePoint, we gather around to raise a glass. It’s a little aeclectic since we all are remote, but we make it work by gathering together via a conference call complete with video cameras. The tequila is about being a team, and about stopping to celebrate. (For those that don’t drink at PricePoint, Fever Tree Ginger Beer is the prefered non-alcoholic celebratory beverage). And while a glass requires a pretty big win, there is also a consistent slot in the weekly staff meeting to celebrate small wins. These rhythms remind me to celebrate, and to stop and acknowledge the good things in life.
A few years ago, I started putting in a note on my calendar at the end of July to stop and celebrate – both the big and small things. Depending on your role, summer is the busiest time of the year in the moving industry. To my friends outside the industry, I explain it as a Black Friday that lasts for three months. By the end of July, we’re more than halfway there, which means we’re plenty tired and still have quite a long way to go. There is always something to complain about, and there is always something to be thankful for… but it seems like there’s more wrong and less good when I’m tired. Which is why I set that calendar reminder: to stop and focus on the good, celebrate, and be thankful.
So while I can’t raise a glass with you in person or via conference call right this moment, here’s to the summer of 2019! May you each take a moment to be thankful for the good things that do exist in the busy season – especially friends and family. Cheers to you all.
– Jessica Petzel & PricePoint Team