The Philosophy of AJG Direct
Whenever you start a new job or enter a new industry it’s essential that before you sign-up to the job, you understand the company that you’re going to work with. In order to be successful (no matter the role) you need to share the values of the team your working with and understand the bigger picture of the business you’re working with.
I wrote this article to share with you the core philosophy of AJG Direct in order to save you time. If you’re thinking about applying to work with us or are interested in understanding how I run AJG Direct, read on to discover if you’d be a good fit.
If the core philosophy of AJG Direct isn’t something that you’re interested in, that’s fine too. We can still be friends, but I would suggest working for a different business. However, if you’re ambitious, competitive, and want to be part of team that will revolutionise the way you look at the world, I can’t wait to share my businesses three core philosophies.
#01: Grab the Bull by the Horns
After a life-changing trip with my team to New York City, I changed the logo to the one we have to this day; a bull.
There’s a famous sculpture of a bull on Wall Street that represents two things:
- The Spirit of Entrepreneurship
- Financial Optimism
Now, to clear things up, working with AJG Direct will demand a lot from you. You need to have the spirit of entrepreneurship burning inside you if you want to work with us. To me, the spirit of entrepreneurship is the drive and grit to continually and unashamedly make mistakes, learn from them, and try again.
The spirit of entrepreneurship is the need inside of yourself to reach the top of your field and continually strive to become better at your chosen profession. AJG Direct is built on me and my team constantly setting bigger and better goals for ourselves and smashing them.
Thankfully, the rewards are great and here’s where the financial optimism comes into play. However, what the financial optimism of the bull represents to me isn’t the monetary rewards (although those are great), it’s the opportunity: the opportunity to build a skill set that will enable you to work wherever you want in the world, the opportunity to be a superstar in any industry that you work in, the opportunity to provide the best possible life for your family.
It’s theses limitless opportunities that I’ve built AJG on… but these opportunities come at a cost which leads us on to the second core philosophy of AJG.
#02: Be the best, or there’s no point
At AJG Direct we’ve flipped the marketing model on its head. Most of our clients throw millions of pounds on ineffective marketing campaigns that don’t get results, we base everything on getting results and enable our clients to minimise their marketing budget and maximise how many new customers they get (check out “Why Our Clients Use AJG Direct” for exactly how we accomplish this).
We compete with huge marketing firms that have all the branding, industry pull, and swagger. In order to compete with these firms, we need to be the best.
What’s the point in trying to be anything else?
No matter what you set your mind to, there needs to be a burning desire within you to become one of the best in that field. Even if you’re just cooking at home, are you asking yourself these questions:
- What am I doing right?
- What could I be doing better?
- What mistakes have I made and how do I solve them for next time?
By consistently asking these questions, my team has been able to work with some huge brands. Similarly, by sharing and mentoring each other, they’ve managed to grow and excel far faster than they could by themselves.
We’ve incorporated this into the way the whole business operates:
- All promotions are performance-based (so you can overtake people that have been there longer than you)
- Everything is black or white (so there’s no politics)
- We only promote internally (so the A-players are rewarded)
Success is a habit, not an outcome.
#03: Become an Industry Standard
Uber has completely changed the face of urban transportation. Now instead of people saying, “Let’s get a taxi,” we say, “Let’s get an Uber”. Uber offers such a great service that they’ve managed to evolve the words we use to describe getting a taxi somewhere.
This is the level me and my team are aiming to get to.
The end goal of AJG Direct is to consistently deliver results so impressive that we become the industry standard for marketing and lead generation.
If you want to be part of this journey, and the philosophy of me and my team resonate with you. Give the office a call on 0203 5812790 and we’ll have a chat.