I met Carl Holmes on Monday.
He’s ‘one of us’.
A person who’s like-minded.
Easy to get on with.
Enjoyable to be around.
One of us.
I’d asked him if he would be interested in doing some development work for me using a platform called Knack.
We’d booked a discovery call to talk about the project.
To prep for the call, he asked me for an outline of the project, the essentials and a wish list.
It took me ten minutes.
I fired it off last Friday night.
To be honest, I thought I’d be repeating myself on Monday.
What happened next thrilled me…
Our Zoom started with the usual pleasantries.
Then Carl hit me with this:
‘Michael, I hope you don’t mind, but instead of waiting until the discovery call today, I’ve built your app. I’d like to show you what I’ve done and, if you like it and the price is good for you, then we have a deal. If it’s not for you then it’s cost me the weekend, but if it is and you’re happy with the fee, then it’s yours.’
He then spent the next 30 minutes talking me through what he’d created. It was amazing!
Did he get the job? Of course.
He’d got the job before he started the pitch. Carl is, ‘One of us!’
What makes someone ‘one of us’. I’d love to know what you think below.
If you like the idea of being part of a group of people who could be best described as ‘One of us’ then you need to find out more about TEAM17. It’s my private member’s group and it’s very special. I’m hosting a Zoom Open Evening on September 20th, registration is open now and if you want to discover more about what it means to be one of us then please book your seat. You can find out more and grab your place here: