Throughout my personal or professional life...which frequently overlap...I’ve always found myself drawn to people who share a similar view on life. ‘Like-minded’ they call it. But not since my late 20s, when I went on an epic journey to find my personal purpose and the meaning of life (which I did find, by the way), have I tried to capture who I am, what I stand for, and my views on life.
When I started Broker Buddha, I knew that I couldn’t do it alone. I knew that I needed to find a team of people who had the hard skills required to build a great company. Knowing that I’d be spending long days and nights together with these people, I knew that they also had to have an outlook on life that fit with mine. It was a perfect opportunity to stop, reflect, and figure out what that really meant.
It turns out, that I went looking for a group of selfless, reliable and resourceful go-getters, who have a burning desire to do something amazing, a true awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, and a willingness to learn and grow. That’s who I am. That’s who we hire.
Here at Broker Buddha our shared values help us to work better together. With a mission to disrupt an age-old industry and find new ways of doing old things, we needed people who wanted to join that journey, and also shared the same ethos. These are the values that define us:
I know for a fact that no one person can accomplish our mission on their own. For us, ‘there’s no I in team’, and that’s exactly how we operate. We’re working for and with each other in everything we do.
We believe that part of what makes someone successful is self-awareness. It's a critical skill that means a person is fully aware of their strengths- and also understands what their weaknesses are too.
We work in an industry where success is built upon reliability. Our clients have to be able to count on the products we create and the services we deliver. That's why reliability is an essential value that we hold high. You could see it’s ingrained into our technology- from interactive smart forms to automated reminders - and into our customer success team.
Willingness to Take Risks
We’re built on trying to improve an age-old industry from doing things the same way all the time. We are inherently risk-takers- without risk there’s no improvement. We look for those who don’t just accept the status quo.
Excellence and Resourcefulness
If you have the burning desire for excellence and to do something amazing, then you’re probably pretty resourceful -and that means we’re looking for someone like you. We want people who work to solve problems with creative solutions. When a blocker comes along we aim to figure out a way.
Willingness to Learn
In our eyes, continuous learning is a key to success. It helps you to evolve your skills and respond to an ever-changing industry. We value those who can acknowledge what they can improve on- and improve on it.
Monday, August 13, 2018