The day I walked through the doors of Salesforce.
Just over three years ago (after a rigorous recruitment process of 5 interviews with varying stakeholders and a presentation to the entire team I would soon be joining), I walked excitedly (and nervously) through the doors of Salesforce, Tower 3, Sussex Street, Sydney.
All the intense research, meticulous preparation and crimson eyed late nights had paid off big time. I had achieved a major milestone in my career with one of the most exciting companies in the world.
Mood Memory: Shaking with anticipation. Eager to learn. Excited to prove my ability.
If you know someone who works for Salesforce, you also know the learning curve is steep. I’m talking ‘Mount Everest’ (with a wheelbarrow) kind of steep.
You’re immediately dragged out of any ‘Ready Zone’ you thought you were in – and cemented firmly into the ‘Salesforce Zone’.
A zone like no other I’d ever known. A zone where the operational rigor and pace are invigorating. A zone where YOU are NEVER the smartest person in the room (which I love). A zone where ‘ideation’ is not just encouraged – it’s part of the culture.
Mood Memory: Mind blown. Completely impressed. Determined.