Outdo Yourself Story: Helping Others Helps You Feel Good
"How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul."
- Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Last year, we ran a contest called Outdo Yourself. The idea behind the competition was to encourage people to share their goals and dreams with us, and in turn we'd help to make them happen.
Although there are, of course, many elements to making a dream a reality including self-belief and persistence, at Ferratum Money, we know that money can be another important factor. Money is a tool that enables people to say yes when opportunity knocks.
For our Outdo Yourself contest, we awarded three winners with a generous grant, along with the mentorship they deserved to help achieve their specific goal.
To participate in the contest, entrants needed to record and share a video of themselves telling us what their goal or dream was, why it was important, what was holding them back, and how Ferratum could help.
We were overwhelmed by the number of people sharing their dreams and goals with us, and the number of incredible videos we received.
So, after completing the difficult task of selecting just three winners, we decided to spread the positive messages contained in the videos even further.
Driven By Purpose
"Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural. They show us what's missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we're here."
- Trisha McCagh.
One of the Outdo Yourself entrants was an animal physiotherapist named Ruudu from Estonia. Her dream is to attend the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner course held at the University of Tennessee in the USA.
Ruudu already works her dream job rehabilitating dogs, however she acknowledges that taking care of people's pets is a great responsibility which she wants to develop even further.
By completing the course at the University of Tennessee, Ruudu can become even better at what she does, and help dogs back on their feet (or paws) and function better in their canine lives.
Helping Those Who Can't Help Themselves
Ruudu states she sees her work as an "opportunity to help those who can't help themselves". What an incredible message. After all, studies have shown that any time we help another being - whether it's an animal or another human - it increases our wellbeing.
Here at Ferratum Money, we're happy we can help people say yes to life more often with our financial solutions.
Stay tuned for more inspiring stories from Outdo Yourself next month.
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