What We’re Grateful For at Hire an Esquire
Who said you have to wait until Thanksgiving to be thankful for the good things in your life? We as human beings are on a constant search for happiness, as if we do not have enough of it already. Gratitude helps us realize what we possess and how to value it, while having tangible benefits on your health and well being (says Science!).
Whether it be that new job you just scored at a dynamic company or that guy who just saved you 20 minutes by holding the door open for you on the D train, find time to reflect and appreciate the small things that make us happier in our work and our lives.
At Hire an Esquire, we take gratitude seriously. For example, one of our monthly awards for the employee that best embodies the Hire an Esquire values is “compliments.” At every Monday team meeting that month, we go around the room and every person compliments the winner on something they appreciate about that person. It’s things like this that create a positive environment, which leads to pleased customers and a cheerful HaE staff.
Inspired by our friend in the legal tech community David Schnurman, CEO of LawLine and FurtherEd, who writes that Being Grateful Today Leads to Happiness Tomorrow, we wanted to share the things that we at Hire an Esquire are grateful for at this moment.
I am grateful for….
Getting to work with my best friend (Jules) and my cousin (Andy) as co-founders
The entire Hire an Esquire team... and no longer doing sales/ customer support/ marketing/ verification/ recruiting/ html/ fundraising/ and a million other things by myself
Rent control and waking up to a panorama of San Francisco
My dad who saved me from financial career shackles by persuading me to take the undergrad and law school options that came with academic scholarships over fancy names and debt
Virgin America direct flights from San Francisco to New York
Cousin-Co-Founder-Best Friend Sandwich
Our amazing Hire an Esquire team!
Being able to live in the incredible city of New York, which inspires me every day
Other entrepreneurs out there hustling - even if I don’t know you personally, it helps to know you’re out there going through the same highs and lows
All the people who told us “no” or “you can’t do it that way” or “you’re not venture-backable” - you drive me harder to prove you wrong and make Hire an Esquire a massive success
Static cling glass fog
Other people’s pet dogs
Being able to travel to different places
Having supportive friends, family and colleagues
Working at a cool company doing something that interests me
The focactus* on my desk
Living in the same city as my brother and seeing him often
Mountains, cliffs, and rocks to surmount.
Working with people who I like and who all have a great sense of humor
The salad guy at Cafe Tomato. You think I’m joking but without him I would starve.
The endless supply of pens at WeWork because I keep losing them.
Pret a Manger croissants
Wonderful company executives who are doing a great job leading the team and company
Awesome co-workers that are always willing to help each other out
My wonderful family and support system
Video games and books
Living in the epicenter of business and entrepreneurship
Lovely summer weather
Seeing a park and trees outside my window
Working with a talented team
Extra toasty Cheez-Its, so I don’t have to toast them myself anymore
Being a part of such a cool and forward-thinking company
Amazing new Pittsburgh office
Living close to the beach
An abundance of New Yorks sports teams to root for
Being part of the legal industry as it changes direction
Wonderful children and family to spend time with and enjoy life
Smart colleagues who constantly challenge each other
Fun work environment.
Warriors basketball (Bay Area sports in general)
Al pastor tacos from Taqueria Cancun
Supportive and inspiring friends, family & coworkers
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”
- John F. Kennedy.
Being a part of the HaE team! (Seriously, I’m getting the jist that everyone here is awesome-sauce.)
My mother - She is still raising the roof and running people over with her wheelchair.
Strawberries - I would die without their awesome flavor.
Books - Knowledge is power. Creativity inspires. Diversity knows no bounds.
Cameras - Because beautiful moments should be captured.
Cinnamon Life Cereal
A wife who having been a civil engineer and lawyer is extremely logical.
Sports of every type, and friends who like to make small wagers at any time.
My two boys, who are all the perspective you can ever need.
What are you grateful for?