Humility in Business
“Life is a long lesson in humility.”
– James Matthew Barrie
We had gotten our first break. A major government contractor was overwhelmed with work and they needed someone to help out. A contact had recommended us, and with a 30 minute discussion and a handshake, we were in the door. At first, we had three people working there, and within two months, we had ten people there.
We couldn’t go wrong. We were doing great work there. However, hubris took over for me. I figured that we’d keep getting that work, and then others would hear about it, and we’d get more work, and then pretty soon, the phone would be ringing off the hook and the dings of Microsoft Outlook would be a constant din from inbound traffic.
Did I mention hubris?
I never envisaged a day when the client we had would no longer want us to work for them. After all, we were doing a great job and they were in a program which the government needed. Yet, within a year, they’d lost the contract, and when they lost the contract, they couldn’t afford to keep all of our people.
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