Tulsa Medical Staffing | The Career Advice I wish I had at 25 Part 1

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You are listening to Trinity, employment’s a player matchmaker podcast, starring your host and the cofounder of Trinity employment specialists, Cory Minter. Hello, welcome back to the,

A player matchmakers, where we’re always trying to find different ways to add value to job seekers and employers. And the title of this podcast is something a little bit different than what I would normally post out. Normally, I try to spend my time on things that definitely add value to employers in specific career advice about either recruiting, finding a job, that sort of thing. And this, this is an interesting topic. I think it’s an article that was written by a gentleman by the name of Shane Rogers. And I ran across him because he had a really great article called the career advice. I wish I had at 25 and he is the head of operations for an a, a very large AI group out of Australia. And I thought that the advice was very indicative of the research that I’ve done. When I have interviewed people who are really close to death, and I’ve read articles about this and more Tulsa Medical Staffing topics.

I asked and interviewed my own father right before he passed away. And the advice that you get from someone who is in that position, and they’ve really thought about it is quite different than someone that’s right in the middle of their career. And they’re just gunning and blazing and the things that are important at the end of the day change a lot. And so I found it interesting, someone thinking with a vision with a longterm vision lens, someone who, um, was in his fifties when he, when he wrote this. And I thought it was a really great article for your next level of Tulsa Medical Staffing. So I wanted to share some of the advice that he shared in, in this article and just give, um, some of my experience so far. So I’m 45. Um, I’m five years away from when, uh, the Shane Rogers wrote the article. And I definitely have a vivid memory of when I was 25 years old and just getting out of college because it was one of the toughest times of my life, for sure.

Um, and my father was giving me this advice and I didn’t take it. In fact, I was, uh, with one of our customers last night at an event. And they, they told me, listen, our son is getting out of college and I really need him to hear some really great advice, but he won’t listen to a thing that I’m saying, is there any chance that you would meet with him? I think you would be a great motivator for him. And I said, absolutely, I’d love to, but it’s the exact same problem I had. I don’t know. Maybe this is good for someone who is in their twenties with th ebest Tulsa Medical Staffing around. Um, the number one, the first thing is that a career is a marathon, not a sprint. Um, I would advise those in their twenties to chill out a little bit when we’re younger. Absolutely we’re impatient. And as you get older, you realize that there is really not as big of a rush as you thought, life and the careers we pursue, uh, to fill, uh, to pay the bills and to get through life.

It really needs to be approached with a longterm mindset. And if you sprint, it’s really easy to make some big time mistakes and really not be able to enjoy the ride in learn what you need to learn. Um, and so my advice to anyone is to allow yourself to breathe and grow. Um, things will come if you work hard and allow yourself time to get good at something. And in today’s culture, I’m watching a lot of younger people, not enjoying the process of getting good at something, but wanting to be paid and treated as though they’re the best around for more Tulsa Medical Staffing options. And I’m not trying to knock anyone. I get it. I was the exact same way. Uh, one of the things that my father told me was that he was an HR director also by, uh, for one of the country’s largest manufacturing firms Halliburton. And he said, listen, coming out of school, you’re likely not going to make, but this.

And I was like, no way. The school said, I’m going to make 50 grand a year coming out of college with no experience. And it just didn’t happen. The number two thing was, is most success comes from repetition, not new things. Um, I would say the same for advices for businessmen. Most people don’t understand that true success comes from perfecting the same small boring things every, every day, every day, every day, and perfecting those items and not trying to go and do something new all the time. Um, you know, the lesson here is to get good at things before you try to move on to the next thing. Um, genuine expertise belongs to an elite few, and people will pay you for this expertise. Um, these people seldom have superpowers. They usually just have endurance patients and take a longterm view. And they also, this is a big key.

They also enjoy what they do. It makes the endurance way, way better. Um, and so number three, if work was really so great, all the rich people would have the jobs. That’s pretty interesting. It’s an interesting point. Um, it’s, well-established that almost no one just laminates on their death bed that they didn’t spend enough time in the office. In fact, one of the things that my dad said is I really wished I wouldn’t have worked so hard and that was almost hard for me to understand and when he said it, um, but it really rang with me when thinking of Tulsa Medical Staffing. And this definitely seems obvious yet still most people in almost every circumstance, um, it comes up and you see people so busy, so busy. How are you doing today? Amen. I’m busy. Um, it never stops. And so it’s really important to remember that number four, um, de prioritize your career when your kids are young.

Now this is something that, um, younger people in the, in the middle of their career, it’s very hard to do, but as a father, uh, and, uh, you know, you might have to ask my wife if she agrees with you, but I would categorize myself as a very good father, but I make sure that I’m home in the evenings. Very rarely am I out. And I prioritize my kids and I am invited to all sorts of activities, um, to go out and do. Um, and I would be around people that would absolutely help my career. Uh, I’ve had many opportunities to be around some of the richest people in our town and rub elbows with them. And instead I went and took my son to soccer practice, and I think that is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. And I can see it now in the way that my kids react to me and see what we can do about the best Tulsa Medical Staffing around.

Um, almost on a daily basis. Number five in the workforce always act like you’re 35. I think this is some great advice. I love it. I really love it. So, um, you know, this, this gentleman talked about it. He said a recruiter had given him this advice a time ago. And what they meant was that when you’re young in the workplace, don’t act like you’re a novice. And if you’re smart and competent step up and do whatever you’re capable of doing, but do it in a mature way. And then similarly on the other side of this is when you’re older and you’re a veteran and your experience

Don’t act like it approach your day with youthful energy, it’s contagious, um, to quote a famous Frank Frank Sinatra song. You’re 35 and it’s a very good year. I could not agree with that advice any longer. I get it. When you get older, it, you want, you feel older, but people come alive around you when you’re a leader and you act like you’re 35. Um, number six management is about people, not things so important. It’s easy to fall into the trap that believing that all people are equal or that they’re replaceable, everyone is. Um, but humans are simply just not made like that. Um, Jack Welch, which, which is a brilliant businessman, he was the CEO of GE says that the workforce consists of 20% of people who are high performers, 10% that you should get rid of and 70% who just do, okay. The problem is the 70%.

Most managers want everyone in the 20%. We need to be careful not to believe that 70% are under-performers. Sometimes we need to celebrate the competence of the masses, not the SU super powers of the elite. And as managers, we’re not managing things, we’re empowering people and making it the best use of whatever it is that that person brings to the table. These are the first six of, uh, of several things. I’m going to jump into a part two of this, uh, of this particular podcast. Cause I just love this topic so much. Give Trinity a call. If we can help you in any way. We’re one of the best staffing firms in this area. We staff in the medical field, in the industrial field and in general business positions. And if you go and Google the top performing staffing firms in this area, Trinity is definitely going to come up, give us a call at (918) 622-2588. Or you can visit us online@trinityemployment.com.