If you haven’t figured it out by my nickname, I’m a BIG Alabama fan. Correction: The ultimate Bama fan. I never wear orange – not in my color wheel – but I have a disgusting amount of Alabama paraphernalia: t-shirts, jewelry, hats, you name it! AND I am always up for converting someone to our religion-like tradition that is Alabama Football, y’all. #rolltideroll
Anyway, there is a long line of legacies stemming from BamaNation: Paul “Bear” Bryant, Gene Stallings, Nick Saban – only to name a few. Many of these great men have said some inspiring words while gearing up the players for their next victory or a special phrase as they relish another win. #smacktalk
The one phrase that has stuck with me are the words spoken by none other than the mighty Nick Saban: “Do Your Job.” In a May 2014 interview, Nick Saban was reminiscing his days as the Browns’ defensive coordinator alongside Bill Belichick and mentioned a single sign he encountered during his time there, “Do Your Job.” Saban has taken that mantra and repeated it time and time again. Do your job and execute as a team.
Just before you think I couldn’t tie in a Nick Saban quote to real life, here ya go: Everyone has a job. You have a job. I have a job. And THAT’s how the teamwork happens.
As things shift and move through the revolving door of a (small) organization, you can find yourself placed in different roles. Maybe even some outside of your comfort zone. As a (mostly) content manager and writer, that’s my safe place. I know I can write up a little something on any topic. But what happens when you are thrown into a totally different (end)zone? #seewhatididthere
Lean on Your Team
Recently, I managed my very first web development and migration project. A little overwhelmed, I asked a ton of questions, Google’d often and leaned on my team. If I’m being honest, I was way outside of my comfort zone. I have no previous experience in web development projects, but that didn’t stop my team from rooting for me on the sidelines and providing me with the tools needed to execute the project. Now, that’s some crucial teamwork.
That’s what we’ve got here at The Squad. As we continue to grow, our team continues to evolve and push each other. We move through our projects as a team.
In one more shameless Saban quote, he says, “You have to be able to stay focused on executing on the field and not get involved in all the hype outside the game. Win your individual battle, win the one-on-one battles, execute and do your job together, as a group gives you the best shot to be successful in games like this.”