Back in my entrepreneurial lawn mowing days as a 12 year old boy I earned a rabbit. Based on my reputation a guy named Hyrum asked me to take care of his yard for a month while he was out of town. I worked hard. Irrigated his garden, mowed grass, pulled weeds, and watered flowers. Even avoided working on Sundays per Hyrum’s request. After one month, Hyrum came home and gave me a rabbit for my services. WTF? A rabbit.
Keep moving forward when you can. Stop and rest when you can’t. Get up and keep moving forward again. The elections are over. We know who our President of the U.S.A is now. Happy or sad. Get over it and move forward. Congratulations to our President Barack Obama.
No matter who our President is…Your ideas and dreams will get blocked. Move around the block. Move over the block. Move through the block. Change your mind about the ideas if needed. Just keep moving forward. Do not wait for our President to approve it.
Figure it out. I have been trying for over a few years. The cloud and social trend that is. In his book, “Cloud Surfing”, Thomas Koulopoulos finds that in 1985 the average length of a phone call was 9 minutes. Today the average length is less than one minute. Where did this time go? How do people share ideas now? Figure it out. People connect in different ways. You might want to figure that out for your career.
Hey try this…
Think about one of your problems. With the thought of your problem in your mind, go find a room with no windows and a light dimmer switch. Turn it off. That is your problem. Your view is dark. Dark causes anxiety. Anxiety creates prescription medicine. Healthcare loves this. More money for them. They know you will be back for more. It is a cycle. Oops my ADD medicine just kicked back in. Back to the light switch. Now slowly turn the switch to on. As the room gets lighter, your view gets better. Look around and you can see everything in the room. The good and the bad. Deal with it and wean off the prescription medication. Go create something good with that anxiety.
Good morning. Take a sip of your coffee, tea, or favorite religious beverage. Let’s talk about coming out of the something closet. You have ideas. They have ideas. He has ideas. I have ideas. Why are these ideas sitting in a closet? Please share someday.
Good ideas awaken engineers like Delroy at 2:39 AM. Hey Delroy, they (i.e., employer, friends, family) do not care if you tell them. They want to know the real Delroy. He should find a circle of five different generations who will listen to Delroy. This mash-up of people will provide fuel for innovation that he will have never experienced.
It’s Monday morning. I hope you did more than rake leaves over the weekend. At least, I did. I plan to tell you more of the bigger story over the foreseeable next. This post will also be on the #1 recruitment and career blog in the UK, top 5 in the world. Check out the The Undercover Recruiter. They are good.
There is Bob the top sales pro. He has recruiters calling, emailing, and visiting him. Goose bumps are on his liver. He is hungry for something more, but nobody will deliver. He is tired of the pushy recruiter sending him down a path that won’t deliver. I call that type of recruiter a “Pusher”. A Pusher only pushes his needs and wants to talent without deliberately giving them a job that is a winner. Pushers only play defense for you. They push everything (i.e., any job at any level) back to you. Pushers do not know your needs and dreams. Find recruiters who will play offense for you. I call them Hunters. We can talk about them another day. Watch out for Pushers. Here are signs you are dealing with one…
My career path advice to you…Try it 100 times and see if you like it. You should know. They call that engagement. I meet with people. They talk about ideas, careers and life. By the way HR, none of them talk about career ladders or compensation plans. Not even S.M.A.R.T. goals. They want to know what they should do with their life. They want leadership. They remember pain. They remember everything. They hurt. So do I. I have been wondering what do to with my life for 19 years… I tell them to try something 100 times and see if they like it. After 100 you’ll know if your good at it. Either way, you learn something.
First, I am sorry you have to see my picture, but stay with me here. I met both Presidential candidates in Chicago a few weeks ago. They both have the best “Immigration Policy”. They both think each other are wrong. The economy sucks. Yes we know that. How can I help it? I can find good and motivated people who come to the U.S. They are people who still come here for opportunity. On my own dime and time, I will help them do whatever it takes to fit in. This will help our economy. They (either Obama or Romney) need me and you to help the American economy.
They have a “hidden elephant” in the room. Her common expression when she does not want to discuss an obvious problem. In her current economy, they have an “imaginary elephant”. I call it imaginary rather than hidden. They can feel and talk about the imaginary elephant, but they do not talk about the hidden elephant. They need the sun to come out and shine on the elephant, but it’s staying in. So they sit there in misery and think, the elephant will never hurt me. It only hurts others. That thought is their mind being afraid to change. Accept it. Come up with a way to punish the elephant. Take authority over the elephant. When my deepest thoughts are broken, I keep on dreaming. When I stop dreaming, I die. Punish the elephant.
Hey computer software engineers and HR Tech vendors with your high salaries, cool benefits and ping pong games at work. Way to go. Now earn it! Most of us HR pros are not tech venture capitalists. But we do know how bad technology looks and feels. Bad technology feels like an ironical vampire energy sucking leach. Happy Halloween tech vampires. You create dead weight HR jobs. It makes us spend our time on activities not related to promoting internal and external talent. We skip family events and cool meetings because our energy is sucked by vampire technology. Oh and our clients hate it too.