“What on earth are you talking about?” Bleeding red and black means that you put your team and company interest ahead of even your own. That is when they you say “you bleed red and black” (Since Red and Black our company colors). But why is it important for your career to bleed ‘Red and Black’? and what makes us bleed red and black?
What does it mean to bleed Red and Black?
It is a notion of being true to one that we all believe in the organization. At VA is ‘Doing one thing and doing it better than anybody else in the world’. But how do we do this? What does it mean to be better than anybody else? For this let us look at some great people that have achieved amazing heights and have become the best in the world in their fields. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Roger Federer, Michael Jordan, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandala, Bill Gates, Henry Ford, come to mind. What do they have that we don’t? They did not have anything more in terms of money, benefits, extra ordinary gifts. Yet they came out ahead because they refused to believe in limits that people had set on them, they took every opportunity that they got as their first and their last, they believe that everyday that they would meet obstacles and they and they alone were meant to remove these hurdles and move the limits of their field to a new level. Putting their teams ahead of themselves meant that they tried their hardest and did whatever it took to get their team ahead without wondering what would happen to them. Because they all did understand that by doing the best to their team they would be rewarded more than one can imagine.
If you try this yourself, by simply working everyday like it was the last, like your life depended on it, you succeeding in any task, you undertake. You too will become the best at what you do. With this mindset and your thoughts, your intentions, your actions will benefit the people, company, society around you. With this mindset you will ‘Bleed Red and Black’.
Let us all strive to ‘Bleed Red and Black’.
About Vantage Agora
Vantage Agora (VA) is a global provider of back-office solutions, custom IT services and consulting services for companies in the insurance, finance, and healthcare sectors. As a SAS70 Type II audited company, Vantage Agora utilizes advanced data processing and quality control systems on a secured network to ensure efficient, comprehensive management of back-office functions such as payroll, accounting, financial and administrative tasks. Founded in 2004, Vantage Agora has offices in Cleveland and Dallas.