30 Jun Devoted HempMeds® Employee Celebrates 88th Birthday
The HempMeds® team elatedly hosted a party this week for our admired account executive Anthony “Tony” Kalman, who celebrated his 88th birthday.
Known for his upbeat, friendly attitude that permeates through the office, Tony approaches every day excited for the unique opportunity to chat with families about their positive experiences with cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil.
In the two and a half years that he’s has been at HempMeds®, Tony has come to recognize his opportunity to support people’s health as a privilege, sharing that he happily shows up to work because of “the ability really on a daily basis to affect people’s lives.”
“We’re providing a product that is correcting serious problems,” Tony said. “And just the nature of people reordering and constantly telling me how their lives have changed as a result of using our products continues to provide me with the energy that keeps me going.”
Tony is regularly asked about his decision to continue working in his later years. The spirit and collaborative environment at HempMeds®, he explains, supplies him with not just stamina, but a renewed sense of purpose.
“Here I’m allowed to be inventive and fully express what I’ve learned from 50 years plus of selling and managing people, and it’s accepted and respected.”
“I think the major contributing factor to my being able to sustain the level of activity that I do is the very nature of the palpable energy that is generated by the entire HempMeds® organization,” he added.
Before joining us at HempMeds® in January 2015, Tony served as a sales and marketing director for nearly 45 years at Capital Systems, Ltd., where he was responsible for an international development program. With the passion he has for spreading the word about CBD, it’s amusing to hear how his connection with HempMeds® came about by happenstance.
“I was sort of in between and just answering ads. It was sort of tongue in cheek because I figured any human resources department would need to be out of their mind – at that that time I was just a young 85 year-old. But, I figured I’d spent an entire life on the phone and kept at it. I happened on HempMeds® and fell in love with them and they fell in love with me. We’ve had a ball ever since.”
At his office birthday party earlier this week, Tony shared some “words of wisdom” to his younger coworkers, including his approach to life at any given moment.
“My mantra is that I live my life in 15-minute segments. I can’t affect or change mistakes I’ve made in the past and have no idea what’s coming down the pike. So I can only enjoy it without hope or expectations about what’s coming down the road.”
We’re thankful for all of our HempMeds® specialists, who devotedly assist families by educating them on the natural health effects of cannabinoids and helping them find the optimal CBD hemp oil product for their needs.
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