Motivational Monday…Back to the Basics
Many years ago when I staffed companies in Houston there were times when the phone wasn’t ringing. If it was an election year, I could count on a temporary freeze on new hires.
When oil prices were down, it impacted not just oil & gas companies but other businesses as well. There were even times when my contacts in hiring started contacting me for a job! And sometimes, it was just me, or what I was or wasn’t doing.
Fortunately for me, I was trained by the largest staffing company (at the time) in Houston. An emphasis was placed on procedures and the basics of recruiting and developing a client base of companies.
My expertise was in getting new clients, which included the major O&G companies as well as smaller independent operators.
During the best of times, it was all I could do to fill the positions that were open. But when markets shifted or the phone calls slowed down, the one thing I could count on was Going Back to the Basics.
That meant heading to my Rolodex (yes…it was that long ago) and calling all of my contacts.
It meant ramping up efforts to learn what I could about every company in Houston or ones that were planning a move here.
It also meant talking to others in businesses to learn their thoughts on Houston’s economy and what was ahead.
It meant calling previous applicants to see if they knew anyone who was thinking of making a move.
The best thing…it always worked!
Whether you’re an agent, lender, home inspector, or not even in real estate, and things begin to slow down, consider going back to the things that got you where you are.
Pick up the phone
Get out and meet people
Get a mentor
Take a class
Jumpstart what you’re doing by returning to what got you there in the first place. Tune it up if you need to…assess what may no longer work or what needs tweaking. Update your technology!
If you miss the beginning, the basics,
then you are destined to go back and visit the basics.
Getting back to basics is the simplest way
to find calm in the chaos.