5 Lessons from Dustin Haywood

 It’s hard to believe (and even harder to say), but today will be Dustin’s last day at Hasseman Marketing. (Excuse me while I wipe away a tear).  Dustin has been with us for 10 years and it’s hard to imagine work life without him.  Though we are certainly disappointed that he is leaving, we know he is heading to a great new opportunity!   My goal for this organization is to be a good leader for the team.  Opinions might vary on my effectiveness, but most would say that a leader is a teacher.  I want to help the team grow.  But today, as I look at the legacy Dustin left with us, he has been a great teacher to each of us.   So here, on his last day at Hasseman Marketing, are a few lessons we have all learned from Dustin. Stay Steady:  Dustin has been a calming force at the office.  He never gets to high or too low.  In a room full of people that can be emotional, this is a powerful trait.   Keep Learning:  Dustin was hired to be a video editor, and today he is so much more than that.  That is because he is constantly learning and getting better with his craft.  Much of his learning time might be to upgrading his video skills.  But he is also consuming content, social media, SEO and more.  We all need to have this thirst for knowledge! Show Up:  You become extremely value by simply showing up every day.  Not only was Dustin talented at his job, but his consistency and his work ethic took it to the next level.  Co-workers knew Dustin would be there to do his job…day in and day out.  Laugh:  Though he can be quiet, Dustin has a great sense of humor.  That is so wonderful in a small workplace!  Sometimes, as you are working on a stressful project and a tight timeline, the best skill you can have is a sense of humor! Be Willing To Help:  Dustin is a jack of all trades.  Obviously he was our “video guy.”  But he became our computer guy, our email guy, our art guy, our social media guy, etc.  Why?  Because he was totally cool when you came to him with the question, “Hey can you help me with this?”  We could all use a bit more of this trait. This list is way too small…but it gives you an idea.  Dustin has been a great teammate.  We are sad to see him go.  But we are excited to see what he does on his next adventure!  Good luck brother! Make sure you never miss an update!  We post new content each day.  Sign up for our VIP newsletter here!  We would love to have you!  Oh…and if you just want to shop for some cool new swag, you can do that here.    

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.