When I still did recruiting, I sat at an evening gathering of recruiters put on by a trade group and was listening to the speaker talk about how to managing stress.
“I’m not going to tell you that you should can do the same things and feel stress free. You are going to have to not have lunch at your desk, or call people at night to interview them or debrief them,” he told us. “You are going to have to do things differently.”
A lone voice called from the back of the room, it might even have been mine, and heckled, “Can you tell how we are going to deal with the stress of not earning commissions?”
People want to do the same thing and get different results. They want to eat cake and candy lose weight. They want better work-life balance while working 80 hours a week.
Yet, to make a change, we need to do something different. Maybe it involves working fewer hours. Maybe meditating on your commute will help you.
If you keep doing the same things and expecting a different result, nothing will change for you.
You have to do something different.
Sometimes, you’ll have to do several things differently.
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS
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