I saw the below picture and it reminded me of something my Regional Operating Principle said once in a training. The class is called Recruit/Select and is all about seeking out and hiring talented individuals and when talking about KW she said, “we need people who are a bit wacky.” I laughed when she said it (not just because of her adorable British accent) because, as I often say, it’s funny because it’s true. Here at KW and KW Rancho, we thrive on our mad, wacky, funny family. We feed off of each other’s energy and reinvigorate ourselves daily. We’re very protective of that Culture and often reference acts or statements as being “in” or “not in” Culture. Isn’t that funny? The 1st time someone used that on me, I scrunched my nose a bit and now I use it regularly.
The other part of this particular picture that popped out at me was the bottle labeled “Drink me”. For those of you that don’t know, they often refer to coming to KW as “drinking the Kool-Aid”. When I was 1st introduced to these wild people who I now call family, I thought they all were, well, mad. It didn’t take me long to realize that I was mad too… I was just shrouded in skepticism. I will forever be grateful to the man who hounded me for months to join this company. He changed my life for the better and even though I was one tough nut to crack, he kept at it. If you’re ready to believe in a company that you weren’t sure existed, let me know. I’d be happy to share my story of skepticism and discovery. It was quite a journey and hasn’t ceased yet. Every day I add to the wonderfulness that is my special world: Melissa in Kellerland.