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Alain Dushimimana Explains a 'Victory' Mentality

4 months ago #Success

Alain owes his evolution in FSM Group to his quest for new challenges, skill development and personal growth.  He began his career at James Woodman (our Financial recruitment brand) in Ghent before taking on his latest challenge at the James Woodman office in Amsterdam, where his victory mindset plays a big part in his drive for success. 

What are the advantages of joining the team in Amsterdam?

“I’m not the type of person who likes to stay in the same environment. I like new challenges, cultures, meeting people and doing things outside of my comfort zone. A big advantage is that it increases independence. If you move out of your comfort zone, you can discover yourself and your own skills, as well as develop new skills and find what you’re able to accomplish.”

Alain is the 3rd Recruitment Consultant from James Woodman Ghent that decided to transfer to an office in a different country. Does Alain believe the three of them share something in common?

“I think our mindsets are similar. I know that when Brecht [Team Leader of James Woodman Frankfurt] was a professional cyclist he lived in America so he’s not afraid to move. Cenk [Associate Manager of James Woodman Amsterdam], he loves challenges and he always wants to branch out. Above that, we all have what I would call a ‘victory’ mentality – constantly looking for the next big challenge to win over. With my victory mentality I want to conquer the Netherlands, so the move came naturally to me.” 

Are there any big differences between working in the Netherlands versus Belgium?

“The Dutch people here have an entrepreneurial spirit. They seem to enjoy taking more risks. I feel like I can relate to the people in the Netherlands in that way, and those qualities also make for a great market in recruitment. I will continue my own business, dealing and billing; that is always my priority.”

It is clear that Alain could see the advantages of working in a new location, but what was the absolute deciding factor that convinced him to take on this new challenge?

“The bottom line is that I don’t like to stay in my comfort zone. There are new opportunities around the world and you have to take them. If not, you may look back and regret not trying something different. You will wonder what you missed out on accomplishing.”

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