Life at Lendi
After six months at Lendi, I decided that I would make the most of the opportunity to take an Awesome Day. An Awesome Day is a Lendi perk that offers all employees a paid day off dedicated to doing something awesome - for yourself or others.
I decided to spend my first Awesome Day taking part in a Freediving Course. Freediving is a form of diving that relies on one breath-hold until resurfacing. It’s something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I have grown up around the ocean, scuba dived, surfed and snorkelled, but I was after my next challenge.
The thing about freediving is that it is something that pushes you to a whole new level - physically and mentally. You can always hold your breath for longer and dive deeper. This is only scratching the surface as to where the challenge begins. The real challenge is learning to trust and allow your body to begin adjusting its rhythms and chemical reactions to manage the distribution of oxygen in your blood and lungs. So when I said I was looking for a challenge, learning to free dive seemed like a good option!
The course involved theory, pool exercises and then the ocean dive. I was able to hold my breath for over three minutes and dive to 12 meters. Despite this being a major achievement - it was not the key takeaway. The course reminded me of the true potential of the human body and mind. Individuals (like you and I) have dived to over 130 meters and held their breath for over 10 minutes. They have been able to do this because they have decided to push themselves beyond the boundaries that we place on ourselves.
This reminder is applicable to all areas of life. We are capable of reaching new heights (and depths). Within our relationships, our careers, and in the ways that we use and care for our bodies and in the way we live and function daily.
I want to thank Lendi for providing initiatives such as Awesome Days, giving all staff an opportunity to identify something that they feel passionate about, and then supporting them to do it.
Here at Lendi, we're always looking for smart, driven individuals who share our passion for innovation and continuous learning. If you'd like to join one of Australia's fastest growing companies, check out our job openings.
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