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KEYS FOR GETTING HIRED-KEY #2
In my last entry I talked about Key #1, prepare to win by preparing ahead for the interview. Today's key is "never stop learning".
MacKay tells of a doubles tennis match he played paired with a 90-year-old. He wondered how things would work out, but says he shouldn't have. They hammered their opponents 6-1, 6-1! As they switched sides for the third set, the fellow said to him, "Do you mind if I play the backhand court? I always like to work on my weaknesses." Mackay was astonished at this example of a person who has never stopped learning.
By the way, they won the third set 6-1. As the two of them walked off the court, the 90-year-old partner chuckled and said, "I thought you'd like to know about my number-one ranking doubles in the United States in my age bracket is 85 and up!" It was obvious that he wasn't thinking 90; wasn't even thinking 85. He was thinking number one.
This same technique can work for you if you do the same. Work on your weaknesses and develop your strengths. To stay competitive, you have to keep learning your whole life. The pros in any field don't just arrive at the top and stop taking lessons and practicing. They are constantly working on areas that will improve them in any small way possible for the next challenge ahead. If you adopt the same attitude it will shine through and a company will find you are rare gem among the hundreds of others that apply to work for them. So, what weakness will you work on today?
posted on: 11/24/2011 6:39:43 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side
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Judy Warmington, Woman Time Management (owner) -- Busy wife, mother of three adult/married children, grandmother of 10 (5 boys and 5 girls!), former high school teacher (M.A. from W.M.U.), Speaker, Author, Radio Personality, and Trainer of Professional Organizers.