My good friend Russ would always say “You can’t soar with eagles if you’re hanging with turkeys.” I’m sure I misquoted it and I think he might have gotten it somewhere. Russ had a stable of one-liners and the confidence to deliver them without remorse.
He’s right. If you desire to change your circumstance, to rewrite your story, to become more, then you absolutely must surround yourself with the right people.
I started a job four years ago. It was just until I figured out my next step. Four years I spent and I developed great relationships with my customers, learned a lot, and developed new skills. It was supposed to be temporary… It wasn’t.
Four years I spent slowly shifting my gaze from up to down. I looked down and watched as I wore the soles off my shoes on my treadmill of a job. I became the grind… I started to commiserate with anyone who would listen. I started to settle. That’s just not me.
I was the kid who “played business” in elementary school. I’m the kid whose favorite encyclopedia was “M” because there in the middle in full grayscale glory, was a spread of all the US currency ever printed. Even at a young age I dreamed of success… a success that isn’t going to come from a job.
I need to feel a passion for what I’m doing. I need to feel my impact. I want to grow, achieve… I want to win. I want to be the best provider for my family. I want to enjoy and believe in what I do.
These are my expectations for my team at Beyond.
If you need a job, you’re not the right fit.
If you need more… if you want a true opportunity… if you are tired of being a cog in a wheel… then this might be the team for you.
Onward and upward my friends. Let’s go Beyond.