Report Bee has come a long way, thanks to the wonderful people behind the scenes who work infinitely hard to make it happen. Each one of them inspires me in their own way, and it’s always a genuine pleasure to work with such a group of self-motivated, high performing team.
Often times, I wonder and think about the root cause of motivation among us and why we do what we do. Most often, it’s not just money or power, as it used to be. There is something more to it; something very subtle that science is yet to fully grasp. Some conveniently term it as passion, some define it as ambition and a few others choose to be even more ambiguous and say it’s an answer to the question ‘Why?’
I’m not writing this article to answer this question; this is an attempt to break the question down into simpler elements. I thought of putting myself out there and looking objectively at my high points and low points. There have been quite a few instances where I have felt a surge of adrenaline that would get me all pumped about Report Bee doing much, much more. When I look back, these instances don’t just include the times we won a new school or a big Government contract came through but more importantly much smaller yet very significant instances.
One such incident was when a principal called me at 9 at night and asked me a detailed comparative analysis of her students. She is an amazing person, a true teacher who pays such attention to details and looks at the performance of each of her approximately 1000 students in the school personally. Looking at her energy and enthusiasm pushes us to create an even better Report Bee platform.
I shouldn’t forget another incident where a teacher logged in at 5:15 AM in the morning to identify the students who needed assistance in her subject and prepare a suitable lesson plan for them. These seemingly trivial instances that take us closer to the tangible, positive impact we have on the lives of children gives us the energy and reason to jump out of our beds each morning.