Today’s Attainable focuses on humility, as well as some personal reflection from Brandon Dawson.
You have to have humility and gratitude if you want to be an innovator in somebody else’s business or if you want to be a remarkable entrepreneur that can create large impact. You have to have humility and gratitude, because if you don’t have those two things you can’t find people who are going to give you everything they have, because no one wants to work for somebody who’s an egomaniac. So my first kind of self reflection was because of my first business I just hired lots of people and I just put my foot on the accelerator and you were either hanging on for the ride or it was OK if you blew away. I’d find somebody else. And I never really thought about who I was doing it with, although I had great relationships with people I worked with.
“You know quite honestly I was indifferent. I was more pushing to the result.
And so when the business sold I realized I didn’t have a lot of personal relationships in that business with 400 or 500 employees. And so I made the decision that if I’m going to go spend 3, 4, 5, 10 years working and doing something I want to be close to the people that I’m doing it with and I want to have an environment that’s not just a churn and burn, press as hard as you can and burn people out type situation. I actually want to have an environment where we all care about each other, we enjoy working together, we enjoy accomplishing together. So what I realized for me, I needed to have humility and I needed to have gratitude. I needed to be thankful for people that are showing up every day putting all their energy and effort into it and being very respectful of the contribution that they bring to the organization.