Doing free handyman work for those in need
Most people would scoff at the idea of spending precious free time working without compensation. But Albert Dashevsky doesn’t think like most people. Whether he’s fixing some wiring or simply replacing a lightbulb, Albert steps up to the plate to lend his skills around the house to people who need it most. And if money is offered, he turns it away. That’s because Albert gets more personal satisfaction from helping someone who needs him, than from taking their money. It’s his passion, and he just loves to do it.
Whether it's senior citizens, people living with an illness or single moms, one way or another they manage to get Albert’s attention. Between running his small business, 2TecGuys, and helping as many people as possible, managing such a busy schedule can be daunting. “My attitude is both a gift and a curse. It’s a gift because I manage to get everything done, but it’s a curse because I will focus on one thing and put many other things aside until I get that one thing done. I’m extremely responsible and everyone knows that, but I get stuck because I put other things to the side.”
“When I get sick, my goal is to get well as soon as possible, so I take action right away.”
When Albert gets sick, his initial reaction is one of frustration. “I get frustrated because things are up in the air. I can’t give anyone a definite answer about appointments, commitments, etc. I like the feeling of being in control of my schedule and I feel like I’m letting people down if I can’t keep up with it.”
“When I get sick, my goal is to get well as soon as possible, so I take action right away. I use Theraflu® because it brings me relief. I tend to cough like crazy when I’m sick. Theraflu® suppresses the cough, which is important for me because I work in people’s homes.”
While most 27-year-old guys living in New York City might spend the bulk of their time going out on the town with friends, one may wonder what inspires him to dedicate his time the way he does. “My father passed away about five years ago. He was always very giving, and that inspired me to do the same. He would go out of his way to help people, so I started doing this in his memory ever since.”
“What powers me is my satisfaction in seeing my finished product.”
“Helping feels great 99.9% of the time, and what feels even greater is not just what I’m actually doing but the people’s reaction. Several people have said that they never thought they could help someone else like I am, so I inspired them to pass it on and go help somebody.”
How does Albert answer the question of what powers him? He said, “To me, the question means what’s your inspiration to get up in the morning and how do you feel about your day moving forward. Since I work with my hands, what powers me is my satisfaction in seeing my finished product and appreciating it. I say to myself, 'Wow, I made that with my hands and I’ve really helped people because of it'. That’s my power and inspiration to go on to the next project.”
Theraflu® proudly celebrates what powers Albert to help others the way he does. And when he gets sick, Theraflu® is there to help him power through so he can get back to doing what he loves.
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