Ah, the ups and downs of recruitment. The thrill when you find your candidate their next move and the crashing disappointment when it all falls through…in spite of blood, sweat and tears. It’s all too easy to feel at the mercy of your day and sometimes the simplest of things can send us into full-on meltdown mode.
But how do you put yourself back in charge AND make sure you’re the top biller?
The Meditation and Mindfulness industry is now a billion dollar business
, but as recruiters, we’re constantly on-the-go, so practicing mindfulness doesn’t seem like a great fit.
However, it could be a secret weapon for our industry.
Here are four easy ways you can use mindfulness to make money:
1. Take A Step Back
As recruiters we’re constantly looking forward, planning the next interview, the next meeting and the next client… the list goes on. But research
has shown that focussing on the present can de-stress you, which means you’re less likely to make silly mistakes and you’ll produce higher quality of work. So try not to get swept up in the future and remember to focus on the here and now.
2. Positive Language Holds Power
Yep, your GCSE English teacher was right. It sounds obvious, but swapping “I have to” and “I don’t know” to “I am going to” and “I will find out” will make a huge difference. If your language oozes confidence, more clients and candidates with believe in you, resulting in more deals and recognition.
3. Good Vibes Only
Be mindful of the people around you. If you surround yourself with “pick me up people” – it’ll have a huge impact on your self-belief. Ultimately, good energy radiates throughout a workplace and results in proactiveness and confidence (a winning top biller combination).
4. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”
If you’re tense and constantly worrying about what your fellow employees think, you’re not focussing on the confidence and assertiveness needed to be top of your game. So if you can’t laugh at yourself, you probably don’t have your priorities straight.
You don't need to be a wellness guru to practice mindfulness and it could have a positive impact on your career. Now you're all set, why not take a look at our current vacancies at Aspire.