Recruit Yourself

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Here at Bob Allen Recruiting we’re coming up with ways to motivate people to recruit themselves! What does that mean? Recruiting yourself means being the master of yourself, taking control of your actions and living a productive and energetic life. All of this is important for construction trades workers, whether they be male or female or other, because, especially if you’re an employee working for someone else, your time away from work, as little as it may seem, is more important than your time at work, and so, though you may try to stay motivated at work to prevent being fired, there’s no boss at your home trying to keep you working (well, maybe your wife or husband, but hopefully you get where I’m going with this).

Unless you’re so in love with your job that you’d rather be there on weekends bright and early than enjoying leisurely activities around the house, your time away from work should be considered your life, and work is merely how you make a living. Unless you love your job so much you’d show up even if you were given a billion dollars, you probably look forward to the weekend. Many people look forward to time away from work, but once they actually get there they don’t know what to do because they haven’t recruited themselves. They’re so used to being told what to do at work that when it comes time to make decisions at home, it’s really easy to be lazy and not do anything.

Well, if that’s the case for you then you found the perfect blog. We look for tips and tricks to keep trades workers healthy, happy and motivated. If you’re seeking motivation during time away from work then I invite you to recruit yourself!

To recruit yourself in the Bob Allen fashion there is only ONE important steps to take, and let me tell you … it’s rather fun! Just develop your recruiter’s voice!

Recruiter’s Voice: Every boss needs a name, and so does every recruit. So if you want to be serious about recruiting yourself, driving yourself to work and staying motivated, you’re going to have to come up with a name for your “recruiter’s voice.” For example, my “recruiter’s voice” is called Serious Bob, and so whenever there’s something I know I need to do but I don’t feel like doing it, I talk to myself in my recruiter’s voice and say, “This is Serious Bob speaking and I command you to get this done!” Of course, being the sincere recruit that I am, I am forced to listen and all procrastination flies out the window!

A recruiter’s voice is just one of the many helpful tools we wish to share here at Bob Allen Recruiting, and so we invite you to bookmark this blog and stay in touch! We’re happy to have you with us!