All Blog Posts Tagged 'Motivation' (39)

How to Inspire Employee Excellence During Summer

Summer is the season of pleasures. Since we were children, we learned that the last day of school leads to a 3-month freedom. That rewarding feeling is usually stuck with us for a long, long time. Unfortunately, responsibilities kick in real soon once the school times are over.

Employees are normal…


Added by Karen Dikson on May 26, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: How to Eat an Elephant

This week’s post is for those of us who need a little motivation for that bigger than life project we’re working on. Whether it was assigned, or you volunteered for it, you know the one I mean. It is the one you’ll be working on this weekend.  It’s the one that seems to never be finished; the one that keeps you awake at night. It is the most challenging project on your plate. Sometimes, it…


Added by Amy McDonald on April 26, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: The Making of a Star Recruiter

Recruiting can be a very misunderstood job and finding a true "star" in this industry is not easy. So how do you make a star recruiter?

Is it in the training? Uh-uh. Despite the claims of very successful professional recruiting trainers, I don't think that is it. It might increase the probability, but…


Added by Amy McDonald on April 5, 2013 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Motivational Monday #52 Trial and Suffering

Man drinking and smoking whilst slumped into a chair

Motivational Monday #52 Trial and Suffering

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.”

Helen Keller



Added by Stephen Hart on March 11, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Motivational Monday #51 We are Stronger

“We are stronger when we listen and smarter when we share.”

Rania Al-Abdullah

I develop people for a living; it’s my thing, my speciality. In that capacity it can be tempting to try to be the most knowledgeable person in the room, to try…


Added by Stephen Hart on March 4, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Motivational Monday #50 Courage to Continue

Quick note - For over a year I have been publishing a motivational blog on the website. My reasoning is simple - as a development specialist delivering training and coaching to the recruitment industry I know that recruiters could do with all the motivation and inspiration they can get!

Hence the…


Added by Stephen Hart on February 25, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

The DIfference One Can Make - The 212 Degree Philosophy


There are times in every career, every moment of the day where a point of decision about how to approach things, how to win the battles that others throw our way, and how to make greatness the pivitol differentiating inner commitment where one defines for themselves just how much they will…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on April 27, 2012 at 1:20am — No Comments

Is it time to leave your job? Do you know when that time is?

If you look back in time, maybe around 40+ years ago, employees found a job within a company and were expected to stay with that same company for their entire career in exchange for a pension and a gold watch or pen. Now times have changed dramatically, most people have 5-8 career changes in their lifetime.

So now employees are faced with a new decision, how to determine when to leave their current job. This may…


Added by Lipton Fleming on November 16, 2011 at 5:51am — 4 Comments

How to Keep Motivated…

Is there a way to keep motivated when the chips are down or you are going through a slump? Being that most of us are self-employed or sub-contracted (possibly even contracted…let’s cover all the bases!) Motivation becomes key to our daily lives and definitely to our production. Without the motivation or the will to carry on, the day becomes…


Added by Daniel J Smith on November 3, 2011 at 3:27pm — 2 Comments

Education? Why- I'm Already Good....

So you have a career in the field of your dreams, and you are making a fairly good living- the bills are covered, the social life is on fire, the family situation is just as you like it at this time (subject to change: like life!). AND….You look as though there is no end in sight for the success you feel you deserve, after all the long hours, the…


Added by Daniel J Smith on October 12, 2011 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Do You Live Outside Your Comfort Zone?

I’ve seen it before, but didn’t recognize it for what it was at the time.


On my own at an early age and scrambling one month for a fourth roommate to split rent, serendipity

delivered a guy, let’s call him Will, who had that “spark” so hard to identify with when the uncertainty of daily sustenance overshadows all else.


At the time, three teens living in a rented “Animal House” of sorts, not unlike I imagine sorority houses dotting the lanscape back in the…


Added by Nick Lagos on October 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

A Review of Sorts…#radicalplanet

Interesting thing on the way to the Unconference! Besides the obvious problems with the highway going to Toronto, Ontario; and the fact that a one hour commute in this day is an average of 2 hours now, I had absolutely NO idea what to expect. I don’t work well with the unknown (yet my career would say…


Added by Daniel J Smith on September 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Preparation Is Key

In my opinion failure to prepare for anything you do in life, never mind my job as a recruiter or for an interview is a fatal sin.


Abraham Lincoln said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe".  This is the way any successful person should prepare for every battle.  Don’t get me wrong I haven’t always been someone…


Added by Lipton Fleming on September 27, 2011 at 4:57am — 4 Comments

And in the Beginning… or… Am I Primed to Start the Day?

You wake up in the morning, hopefully after a full night of sleep (made possible by a lack of problems in the mind..Or you are starting a new position.) and would like to think you will take on the world and win.

How? Do you have a plan? Do you have a routine or ritual? Or do you just run “off the cuff” and hope all the day-stars will line up correctly…


Added by Daniel J Smith on September 1, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

To Survive, And Perchance To Dream…..

Let me throw all the crap against the wall and lets just see what sticks!! It seems to me that the older I get; the more I hear about the people who have forgotten about why they got in “The Game” and settle instead into complacency and give up on the successes they had plans for or the dreams they once held near and dear. This is not…


Added by Daniel J Smith on August 25, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Keep Your Head in the Game and If Necessary: Adapt

The eyes and the mind can play tricks on you and on your ability to accomplish a days task successfully. Case in point; look at the picture to the left and make a note of what you see… you see the black dots? Are they there or is it just in your mind? Stuff like this happens on a daily basis when we allow the mind to wander—> the eyes will see what the mind reveals, and you will believe this as fact. How does this factor into the work day? Simple…

You make a “To-Do”…


Added by Daniel J Smith on August 12, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Believing in Dreams and their Creation

Today I thought I would take a detour off of the beaten path and look with a fresh insight at what it takes to dream and to create…

The mind is a wonderful thing; always operating even when we are sleeping. It provides us with a place to store knowledge and ideas, and when it is functioning properly it challenges us to create a better lifestyle for ourselves and our family. It is full of untapped potential for imagination, creativity, or a source which provides the…


Added by Daniel J Smith on July 22, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Authenticity, Believability and Commitment

To me, there seems to be two types of people in the workforce: Those that can and those that wish they could. Once we realize which of the two groups we are currently in, then we can take the steps necessary to advance to the more prestigious group. It has been beaten into us from the time we are old enough to understand that we always have to be…


Added by Daniel J Smith on July 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Attitude and Aptitude


1. A natural ability to do something.

2. A natural tendency


1. A settled way of thinking or feeling, typically reflected in a person's behavior: "she took a tough attitude toward other people's…


Added by Daniel J Smith on July 14, 2011 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

How to Make "Impossible" the First Step on the Ladder to Success



( I have more than 183 contributions on wikiHow with more than a million page views)


What if the journey begins with "impossible" as the first step towards the realization of the objective? Is it possible?

It is not if you have self doubts. It is not if you have preset evaluation about…


Added by Shyamsunder Panchavati on July 14, 2011 at 1:07am — No Comments

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