“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” – Voltaire
As I walked into the office the day before yesterday, there were two gentlemen waiting at the front door to speak with me. They were from a bank that has been wanting to do business with Tahzoo for some time. I haven’t been available to take a meeting and they weren’t willing to wait, so we had the meeting on the corner in front of the office. Nevermind the fact that it’s been extraordinarily warm in DC this week. For those of you who don’t know, I sold Culligan water systems door to door. I spent a lot of time knocking on doors in the hot sun to get a meeting with a potential customer. I must say I was impressed with their perseverance.
My success in life has been a byproduct of my persistence. I have never been the smartest or most talented person in the room. I recall when I first started working at Microsoft, I would meet these brilliant people and think to myself, “How in the world did I get a job here?” Well, it was persistence. I had 16 interviews before I was offered a job at Microsoft… I knew I wanted to work there and I didn’t give up.
The work we do at Tahzoo is difficult and challenging. We are accomplishing things that have never been done before. We are working for some of the most respected companies in the world. The expectation of us, and for each of you, is very high.
If they’ve hired Tahzoo, they’ve put their career on the line and give each of you an opportunity to prove they made the right decision. If I’ve hired you to work at Tahzoo, I expect that you have unyielding perseverance to make our clients happy and to deliver fantastic work. I can abide by mistakes or failures of action, but I will never accept quitting on our clients. Would you get to an office early and wait in the heat to meet with a client? Would you do 16 interviews to get a job? I would and have, you should too.
Let’s go be great,