Our Quicken Loans family celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. For a quarter century, Quicken Loans has helped more than one million American families in all 50 states realize the dream of homeownership.
In the past quarter century, I have made my share of mistakes and have learned a few things along the way as well.
At a recent all company “huddle,” I gave a 29 minute talk to more than 4,000 of our team members in downtown Detroit, where I presented, “25 things I’ve learned in 25 years.”
For better or for worse, here they are.
Hope you enjoy them…
If you don’t like it, then don’t frickin’ read it.
Throw a curveball once in a while and your fastball will work WAYYY better.
Silo thinking is poison.
Things aren’t always as they seem…
The difference between poison and medicine is the dose.
They do NOT create.
Winning the hard stuff does not make the easy stuff easy.
You don’t choose the cards.
Play the ones you have been dealt.
Give what the greedy man won’t
and you will get what the greedy man wants.
Write it down.
The one who tells you there is food on your face is your friend.
You now need 5 things to survive…
If your ideas are any good,
you’re gonna have to shove them down people’s throats.
The price of knowing is too high.
Nothing clarifies like clarity.
You affect the outcome.
(If you choose to do so, that is.)
There is always a plan B.
The answers are easy.
Asking the right questions is the hard part.
Melt the “Abominable NO-man”
or be frozen forever.
Simplify it and you will be paid a lot of dough.
Building anything great is messy.
You can’t go WRONG
doing the RIGHT thing.
What’s the name of the cleaning person?
Better find out.
We are in the Downtown Detroit and Cleveland rebuilding business…
And business is a-boomin!!!
The words need music.