Conquer Any Goal

Can you conquer any goal using positive self-talk?

In my years of experience, I’ve encountered many recruiters who have talked themselves out of success by negative thinking.

Do you feel like you talk yourself out of success?  As soon as you start to set goals for yourself, does your confidence dip because your inner dialogue tells you that you simply aren’t qualified to carry them through? Do you ever feel like you’re not up to the task?

We all have inner dialogue.  Instead of obeying your negative commands, you can use positive self-talk to counter the negativity and overcome nearly all anxious thoughts.

Setting Goals and Sticking to Them with Positive Self-Talk

If you’re like most human beings, you’re initially filled with excitement when you first set goals for yourself. Then, all of a sudden, those thoughts are followed by self-doubt and self-defeating images in your mind that stop you in your tracks before you even get started.

It’s very hard to make the most of your life when you are constantly talking yourself out of being a success.  It can be frustrating and discouraging to have these thoughts constantly bombarding you. Many of us, in fact, don’t even realize we have them! All we know is that we don’t have the confidence to stick to our plans and reach our goals.03.31.16.thoughts

I propose another way …

Positive self-talk is an effective way to set goals and ensure that you stick to them, even if you’ve never been able to do this before.

It’s your job to decide what goal is important to you, and then you plan just what you’ll do to attain this goal.  When self-doubt starts creeping in, you’ll respond with affirmations that prove your success without surrendering to the negative thoughts. Because you’re reading this, it’s clear that you’re no quitter and you’re certainly not a failure, so start believing in yourself!

Re-Programming Your Mind

Affirmations are essentially positive statements that re-program your mind for the success you seek. The moment you have a self-defeating thought you’d be able to counter the negative with a motivating statement. An example of a positive affirmation is: “I am worthy of great success,” or “I see myself in the winner’s circle.”  What this does is replace negativity with thoughts that will help you move toward your goals instead of further away from them.

Positive self-talk is easier to implement than you might think. You may not be aware of the severity of the negative dialogue currently going on in your mind. But once you begin with positive self-talk, you will suddenly figure out that you are self-sabotaging the goals you set for yourself from the minute that you make them. This process can open your eyes to exactly how much this inner conversation has been interfering with your life. Wouldn’t you like to feel hopeful that you can now set goals and surpass them?

Through positive self-talk you’ll be able to easily set long and short-term goals for yourself. And when you use positive statements, you’ll help to push yourself further than ever before. Learning to quiet negativity with positive thoughts is one of the most important choices you can make in setting and attaining future goals with ease.

When you work from home, that can have a set of challenges that aren’t experienced if you’re employed by someone else. How we think is definitely a choice, so keep your thoughts positive!

Until next time, keep moving forward.

Darryl

EZRECRUITING.COM

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How to Implement R.O.W.

As promised in my last post, today I’m going to share with you what happened to me early in my recruiting career.

I always focused on the client and not so much on the candidate. I felt they should jump through hoops or I wouldn’t work with them. Wrong thinking!

As recruiters, we always need to create as much balance as possible because we walk a fine line between the client and candidate. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of both.

When I began to fall short of my goals more often than I liked, I decided to step back and see what I might be missing in my recruiting process. Finally, when I was able to isolate the cause of not treating the candidate and client equally, I knew that was the problem. The solution is what I call the R.O.W. process.

When I decided to balance each side of the placement process, both the client and candidate, I knew I needed to find out what each of them Required, Offered, and how we would Work together, i.e., R.O.W.

Once I started implementing this daily, I finally reached my goals for the first time. It’s been part of my recruiting strategies ever since.

For more information, please visit my website. You may find something there that can get you closer to your goals.

To your success,

Darryl

EZRecruiting

 

Idling in a Sailboat

Have you ever felt like you’re idling in a sailboat but what you really want is a jet boat?

What some recruiters find themselves doing is “getting ready to get ready.” This is especially true after the holiday season. (That would be their sailboat).

In order to get on that jet boat, what needs to happen? Well … it varies slightly from recruiter to recruiter, but the one common thread I’ve found is that they got off course somehow, i.e., drowned in the sea of Google searches, marooned on the desert island of job boards, or ran aground on the sands of “I’ll make marketing calls tomorrow.”

My advice? Go from idling in the sailboat to speeding away in the jet boat using one simple strategy: Get back to the basics! Do them consistently (not just a couple days a week).

All top-notch recruiters ask themselves a very important question on a daily, even hourly, basis. “Is what I’m doing right now getting me closer to making a placement?” If the answer is no, they change what they’re doing. And it usually involves a PLAN.

Daily Activity PlannerI always teach using a Daily Activity Planner. A handwritten one. Even with today’s technology (which many get lost in), there’s something powerful about writing down something on a piece of paper. I personally love being able to check off each item as I complete it. Wow! Talk about celebrating small successes. You get to look at the end of each day and see them. You can also see what you didn’t accomplish and transfer it to the next day’s Planner.

BTW, you can download my version of the Daily Activity Planner FREE at my website

I’m going to be offering the whole folder of marketing/recruiting forms in the next day or so at a nominal price, so stay tuned.

Until next time, have a great day!

Darryl

EZRecruiting

They Asked Me

Over the years many people have asked me how I got started in recruiting and why I did. There are several reasons:

  1. I don’t believe in coincidence; everything happens for a reason. I happened to be in a place in my life where I knew something had to change for the better. I just didn’t know what. Then a friend told me about a guy who was looking to hire someone to help him in his business, which was a staffing agency. I applied for the job and, to my astonishment, he hired me. My first assignment was when he put a resume on my desk for an Applications Engineer. He handed me the phone book and said, “I don’t want to see you or hear from you until you’ve found a home for this guy.” After processing that for a minute, I put my head down and got to work. I knew I didn’t have time to get scared about what I didn’t “know.” Obviously the first few phone calls I made, talking with hiring authorities, they knew how green I was. One guy asked me, “How long have you been doing this?” I said, “About 20 minutes.” He laughed so hard, but also really appreciated my honesty and told me so. At that point, in what was to be a life-long career, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. (BTW – I did place that candidate in a new job – wow!) I was on my way and never looked back.
  2. As for the reasons I do this and have for so long, there are many, but the primary one is that it allows me to affect others’ lives in a significant way. When I place someone into a better situation than they’re currently in, whether it’s direct hire or a contract position, their circumstances inevitably improve. And on the client side, this new hire has made the hiring authority’s job easier. The new person will be an asset to that company’s productivity.
  3. Another reason is that I like building and maintaining good relationships. It’s a known fact that companies and people do business with people they know, like and trust. The trust factor is HUGE! It has to be there in order to have a continuing relationship. And how do you create that trust factor? By being real; by being who you are; by asking the right questions so that your prospective new client knows that you’re listening to their needs. One of the ways I like to do this is by asking, “What’s most important to you when you decide to hire someone? (Listen and write it down). Then ask, “What else is important to you?” (Listen and write that down). Then ask, “What else?” Ask, Ask, Ask! And when you’ve placed someone into a new job, you almost always have their trust and loyalty. It’s a win-win all the way around.

Marketing Scripts_peI truly hope these tips are helping. For more information, you can visit my website and see if there’s something there that can get you closer to your goals.

Until next time, have a great day!

Darryl

EZRecruiting

Could You Be The Solution?

Life is all about choices … the ones we make every day from brushing our teeth to learning something new that could change our lives. Yeah, I know that this is quite broad in scope. But it’s true. Many times we go through each day by rote, not even aware of what we’re thinking about or doing. Just habits.

Choices-hopes-and-fears-quoteOne of the choices I’ve made recently is to create this blog. Why? In hopes of giving you something worthwhile that may just change your life as it did mine … for many, many years.

Would I like you to purchase my recruiting manual and/or audios? Of course I would, but not unless it’s right for you. I would never want you to be an unhappy client. Life’s too short for that kind of stuff. So throughout these articles, I want to give you something of value and if you like what you read, then maybe it will help you make a choice that could be a life changer. So here goes:

The top CEOs of Fortune 500 companies were asked what the #1 problem is in corporate America. Their response: not being able to attract and hire top talent for their companies. They’re settling for mediocrity in many cases with the people they hire. What that means to you is:

If staffing is the #1 problem for these companies, you could be the #1 solution.

More to come … stay tuned … and have a blessed day.

Best regards,

Darryl

EZRecruiting