The Time of Gratitude
I have been thinking and looking back at the last 3 years of building our team and developing our product. And I felt so thankful to each of my team members. I wish I could give my sincere thanks in person to every one of them right now - with a huge hug.
Everything we have now, every success and every mistake have made us stronger, helped us develop a unique product and has driven us to make it better - all of that has been created by the team, by each team member investing his or her time and love.
I have just realized how my knowledge and my personal development were enriched by every lesson and by all the support given by my friends and colleagues.
My wish to thank everyone had become my dream. And I managed to fulfill that dream :) Last year, before celebrating the New Year and Christmas with my teams in Moscow and Kiev, we had this little ceremony when I came up to each team member, gave him or her a hug and said “Thank you, thank you for…”, and then I saw that many of my colleagues started doing the same. Wow, that was quite an experience - so much energy, so much gratitude - all I can say that I felt overflown, and so did my team mates. There we were, laughing and looking so happy. And I just want to thank you guys for the experience, thank you so much!
Another cool moment was when we had given the company share certificates to 17 of our employees. The guys who were voted for by the team, became the company co-owners. Through their hard work, love, dedication and creation of value, they were now owning a part of their “creation” - the company. That makes me very excited and keeps me going.