Hiring employees is an inevitable part of being a business owner. As your company grows, additional people will be required to stay on top of workflow. However, the people you choose to hire can have a positive or negative impact on your business. The desire to bring in the best starts with you – being at your best.
The law of attraction states that like attracts like. It is worth your time to pause and take an introspective look at your work life. What characteristics do your vendors, colleagues and clients posses? Are you surrounded by hard working, trustworthy, optimistic folks? Or do you tend to complain because you find people unreliable and difficult to work with? Your answer is a direct reflection of the image you are projecting.
The ability to work well with others directly influences your business success. As an entrepreneur, you are accustomed to doing a variety of tasks very well. And usually without asking for help. But it takes strength of character to realize that at some point you cannot continue alone. And hiring the right fit for your company will require more than just a cursory glance at a skill set.
How do you attract the right people into your business? By becoming the person that YOU would want to do business with.
Start by addressing these three points:
- Core Values: What are they? Be clear and identify them. The more specific you can be, the better chance you have of exhibiting those characteristics and finding the right people who fit in line with your ideals.
- Life Priorities: What do you consider most important in work behavior? Examine your list. Do your work and/or family life actually reflect those priorities?
- Contribution: What is your unique contribution that you give through your business? Are you doing something that manifests a contribution every day? Will your colleague help you work towards that contribution?
By starting to perceive your business in a more positive light, you will begin to attract like-minded people into your life who are able to help take your business in a positive direction.
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