STORIES FROM THE FIELD
It feels good when you give 110%. Do that little extra. And you can always do more.
– Branch Manager
My mother was the one who always did everything for everybody else. She didn’t worry about herself. She got by just fine. I guess when it comes right down to it that’s why we’re put on this earth. If you help people out, the rest will come around and you’ll be fine.
It feels good when you give 110%. Do that little extra. And you can always do more. That little bit of extra effort makes a job special. It’s just in me to do the best I can and make people happy.
I can’t sit back and just let the world turn. I want to make a difference. I want to make things happen. Sometimes I can forget the basics and look at the overall picture, which can get overwhelming. But there is no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and digging in.
I’m not the kind of guy that will get up on a pedestal and say that I make everything happen, because I don’t. I train my people to be better than me. I was there once myself. Somebody had to teach me and give me the opportunity to sink or swim. And if they make a mistake, they’re human. If you don’t make a mistake, you’re probably not doing anything. You gotta give people the freedom. In order to grow, I gotta have a whole lot of people helping. I have to trust people.
We have a lot of pros. People that work for us are professionals, and I’m not gonna pull the wool over anybody’s eyes. And I shouldn’t have to. Shouldn’t try to. So, I’ve learned over the years being honest and sincere is the best way to be.
It’s a very good feeling when you can help someone be successful and make a profit for the company while you’re doing it. It comes down to that. I mean, we have to make a profit here to exist, but if we can do our job right and make it happen and have fun while we’re doing it, that’s when I wanna come back to work the next day.