There are people who make walls of excuses around themselves when it comes to achieving something, and then don’t dare to breach it even though they’re pushed to do so. But there are also those who not only destroy these walls but also overcome all other obstacles and fight calamities along their way to achieve what they desire. They are not afraid of trying and challenging their limitations, but rather, chasing their dreams is what provides them the thrill of life.
If we take these two kinds of people and run a scan, we will find Jeff Eiben among the latter. A fearless, ambitious, and an epitome of perseverance, he achieved more than he wanted in whatever direction he took. He grew up with a penchant for science and math that eventually landed him in an engineering school at West Virginia University.
At the time, he wanted to choose business for his academic and professional career. But it’s as if the force wanted him to pursue engineering and make a career out of it. Jeff turned out to be an innovative and bright fellow among others in the classroom and possessed a unique ability to grasp complex topics instantly. He later revealed what worked for him was actually avoiding delving into the details and understanding the concept behind a particular topic.
This Jeff-istic approach to the matters of life is still in full swing with him which he uses in the multifarious aspects of his daily life, including business.
Oh, did we mention business before? Well, Jeff wasn’t going to let his ultimate dream off the hook untouched and unrealized. The kind of fearless personality this man envelops, that would’ve been a heavy burden to carry throughout his life. So, after graduating from engineering school, he took some positions as a technical salesperson at various outlets, eventually joining VMware.
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