You’re not gonna believe this. 8 years ago
I made one of the most important discoveries of my life. i discovered a world, a world
where the culture within it works differently. A culture that focuses on what people do well.
Then they take that strength, shape it into something great, and then provide it internally
and externally for a WOW experience. A world that taught me how to embrace and love what
I do. A culture that doesn’t run away from problems, but instead runs towards them, knowing
they can defeat it with any durable solution. You don’t believe me, do you? [chuckles] You
know, a man once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more,
become more, you are a leader.” This world and its culture are leaders. Listen, my grandfather
once told me, he said, “Son, there will be days when you feel like you hate every minute
of your life. But, don’t quit. In that moment, suffer. And then live the rest of your life
as a champion.” Look, for 8 years I worked for HOSTING. I’ve seen it thrown against the
rope, punched a few times, and booed in the ring. But you know what’s great about this
company? It’s still standing with its chest stuck out, screaming, “I am great!” [chuckles]
It’s not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how of a hit you can take and keep standing
and moving forward. HOSTING assisted in teaching me that. In our world, we have no sidewalk
supervisors. Our leadership is based upon indivdiuals drunken with motivation and a
mind that looks forward. We don’t bark on the porch, we run out in the street fully
equipped and ready to take chances. I love HOSTING, because it has taken some of the
most important attributes of life and implemented it into their own culture. Their own model.
Their own core values. It’s these six values that give us direction, stability, and most
importantly, if you haven’t guessed it, our core values give us success: Integrity, Dependability,
Our Golden Rule, Motivation, Innovation, Passion, Passion, Passion, Passion, Passion, Passion!
Let’s go! We communicate openly and honestly in a straightforward manner with each other
and our customers. We’ve got each other’s back. We’ve got our customers’ back. We’re
here for each other. We treat everyone we ever interact with like a VIP customer. We
take challenges head-on, with a can-do attitude and a solution-oriented attitude. We embrace
change and we look to innovate at every opportunity. We work hard, and you better believe it. [laughs]
We play hard. Why is HOSTING a great place to work? Heh, well if you don’t know, then
know this: It’s a company that focuses on utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology.
It’s a company filled with healthy soil and allows individuals like myself to blossom
with their greatest potential. Here at HOSTING, I can think out loud. I can take my ideas,
place them in the palm of my hands, and create something tangible and usable for others to
utilize or build on. More importantly, HOSTING is a great place to work because it provides
opportunity at its highest point. The more it succeeds, the more the people within it
succeed. Martin Luther King once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can
do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” I said, a company name
cannot achieve greatness, only its culture can do that.