Too often do I hear people refer to their workplace negatively, feeling that they’re working themselves to the bone in a company that Marie Kondo would say, “sparks no joy.” I believe that being passionate about your workplace and aspiring to achieve meaningful things is crucial, not only for your professional life but for your mental health and overall well-being.
Inspired by (you guessed it) Richard Branson, I too believe that, “there is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions - in a way that serves the world and you.”
My Purpose For Devika
Finding my passion has been one of the most important things I have had to learn and wrestle through to Found Devika. It has taken the support and encouragement from friends and family and determination to push outside of my comfort zone to get where I am today.
Finding my passion has led me to technology, building meaningful solutions and positively impacting people, planet, pushing boundaries and prosperity. If you’ve read my blog, ‘The Story Behind the Name Devika’, you’d know that these four core pillars are fundamental to Devika and guide the projects and collaborations. My passion is to use tech boldly in order to reach a greater goal in mind; to create solutions to better the community, businesses, and the individual in meaningful ways.
The Journey to Devika and My Passion For It
When I was growing up, I looked up to my parents and the business they had created, inspired by their passion for the industry. Through the ups and downs, they continued to invest in the company, making difficult and necessary decisions where needed, including re-branding the company to what’s now known as Speedmaster.
While I love cars and worked in Speedmaster for a few years during my university days, the paradigm shift happened when I realized that I didn’t have the same level of passion for Speedmaster that my father did. Knowing that bothered me every day. Inspired by him, I pursued my own career, determined to start a business that I truly cared about.
I cannot neglect to mention that Speedmaster was an incredible opportunity. I learned a lot about technology and the business world during my time there, especially when implementing technology and establishing a tech and marketing team became my responsibility.
When I left Speedmaster, I did so with the goal to not only find my passion but launch a business which reflected this. To do so, I left my relatively cushy and safe career, convinced that my passions were worth pursuing; A trailblazer in uncharted territory with a hope that others would resonate with my mission and benefit through it.
Was It All Worth It?
Without a doubt, Devika has been a huge achievement which has challenged me unlike anything else. I’ve experienced many wins but also countless setbacks where I’ve had to strategize, learn and rebuild my business. I’ve put a lot on the line and have put in countless hours to get Devika off the ground. Yes, it’s been hard work but I’ve never regretted it. What’s driving me to work hard is my passion and belief that Devika will positively impact individuals, businesses and communities in meaningful and unimaginable ways.
Read more about the journey of Devika, here.