Tulsa Medical Staffing | The Career Advice I Wish I had at 25 Part 2

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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 Tulsa Medical Staffing is properly here to help you now, 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 when it refers to the best Tulsa Medical Staffing. 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.

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. 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 when it comes to the best Tulsa Medical Staffing.

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. 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. 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, alot with out using a Tulsa Medical Staffing service.

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 it comes to the best 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.

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.

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We’ll come back to the A-player matchmakers where we’re always trying to find different ways to add value to job seekers and employers. This particular podcast is completely set on just great advice to, uh, that leads to success. And it is an article is based off of an article that I wrote, uh, by a gentlemen who, who wrote the, the career advice. I wish I had when I was 25. He was 50 years old when he wrote it. His name is Shane Rogers and he’s the head of operations at an AI group in Australia. Um, and I, I thought it was really interesting to look at these points and I thought it would be interesting to read some of his advice and add some of my own I’m personally 45 years old. I identify with almost all of this. I thought that the very well, the very first part of my career was really a, it was a disaster without using a Tulsa Medical Staffing to help me.

Now, currently I own Trinity employment specialists. I also own a company called, uh, executive experiences and to, you know, to just put it blunt I’ve, I’ve had a lot of success in this industry, but getting to this place was not pretty. And it was because I didn’t understand hardly any of this stuff that we’re talking about here. Um, I was very young, very immature, and I thought I knew everything. I, uh, I now study and I love reading the advice of those who have had a life changing decision and maybe they’re at the end of their life, or they have a major medical situation and all of their priorities have changed. And you start seeing what’s really, truly important in life. And we all was Americans, not all of us, but many of us here in America, we get so busy that we miss some things that are very, very important.

And in speaking with my dad right before he passed away, it was obvious that he had several regrets. And some of, you know, one of them that he mentioned to me is I just wished I wouldn’t have worked so much because I think that he saw that he missed opportunities with many people in his life that he could have spent more time had he not just been grinding it out all the time and listening to people in this stage of their life. It’s really beneficial to those of us who are not in that, in that position because the people in that position usually have a very limited time span to make up for things that they wish that they would’ve done earlier. And in hindsight, this is how they’re looking at it. Um, and we, we get the opportunity of listening to this advice. So, um, I, I read the first six.

I’m going to start on number seven in number seven is genuinely listen to others. I remember when, when I was younger, I have always been a type, a type personality. And when someone else is talking, maybe I’m the only one that does this, but I had a really bad habit of only thinking about what I was going to say next, rather than genuinely listening and being able to add to the, the conversation, uh, you know, truly, and people realize this. They could see it very, very easily. And I lost a lot of favor with a lot of people for a long time, but it’s easy to follow into the trap thinking that we have all the answers, especially when we’re young, but we don’t. And you’ll realize that later on, if, if you are younger and you have this perspective, um, you know, as a group, we’re far more powerful than we are on our own because we all come from different group of experiences and we need to learn to genuinely collaborate and really listen to what the knowledge, opinions and thoughts are of others with our great Tulsa Medical Staffing services.

Knowledge gives you power. The more that you listen, the more knowledge you’re going to attain, and the more powerful you will appear, um, in Proverbs, it says multiple times, and I wish I could quote it, but, um, it, it basically says even a fool can become, can appear wise if they’ll just keep their mouth shut. And, um, rather than opening their mouth, this is a quote and, and, and eliminating any doubt in anybody’s mind if, if you don’t know what you’re talking about, but, um, it’s really so important. And I think it’s one of the great, great arts of the successful is they have a really great ability to truly listen. Um, number, number eight, recognize that staff are people with a finite emotional capacity. This is something that I wish I’d learned earlier. It’s clear to me now that humans have a limited emotional capacity.

If there’s something challenging happening in their personal lives, they have a limited capacity left to deal with certain issues at work. And this is almost across the board in nearly 100% of cases, um, of people suddenly performing at or underperforming at work. It usually has nothing to really do with work. And there’s something else going on and keeping this in your mind is important when good people have problems, managers and companies need to help pick them up. And this should be a personal mission if you’re a manager. And if we learn to carry people when they need it the most, um, not only will your team become stronger, but people will remember that. And it’ll, it’ll likely be one of the most important things in their life that they remember about you. And so keeping that in mind and not jumping to conclusions and seeking to understand before you get upset at an underperforming employee, number 10, uh, don’t just network with people your own age.

Um, you know, I see this all the time and I get it. People identify with people that they, uh, that they like and that they relate to and that talk like them. And they act like them and use the same kind of language that they use. I get it smart young people have a habit of forming communities with other smart young people and feeding off of others’ energy. But the problem is, is that wisdom generally only can come with time. And in the older world, you know, a lot of times these bright, smart, young people are seen as bright young things, and they give confidence that the future is in good hands. Um, how many times have we heard that? But it’s, it’s, it’s really important to remember that smart 20 somethings should make sure that they network with older people too, because wisdom will come from that and really gravitating towards some of the wise people in their lives with a good level of Tulsa Medical Staffing and services.

I’ve found in my personal, um, just relationships. I naturally gravitate towards people older than me, almost all of the time, because I know that’s where the wisdom is. And I can always throw around something though, something at them that I’m struggling with. And they’re going to have a unique perspective. And that’s really what I’m wanting are unique ideas, um, and a unique perspective. Um, and the next one is take time to understand what your business does. One of the traits of an a player I believe is not, is actually understanding the ins and outs of your business, even if you’re an employee. Um, so you’re a players. They’re always going to be asking questions about trying about why, why, why is it we do that. So, you know, well, how does that impact this? They really take time to ask questions and understand the ins and outs of the business and understand exactly what the business does and why, how it does it. And that understanding is what makes them extraordinary. Look at this. I’ve ran out of time, again on this topic. Um, if Trinity can help you

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