It is almost three months into my new work rhythm. I won’t lie, it took a while to adjust to not having to be somewhere or meeting someone each hour of my day. After all the recruitment mantra is always “recruitment is a numbers game!”. X client visits, X candidate meetings, targets to meet. Those who do not have the same philosophy as me which is quality over quantity, have given recruiters a bad name, however some larger firms do put the pressure on to hit the numbers each week. Therefore, it is refreshing to be able to not be held accountable to someone for hitting numbers. Just accountable to myself for ensuring I’m servicing the clients I have and going over and above to ensure I am scanning the entire market for the best people for them.
But back to rhythm. Having a different focus on things has really given me more time for not only my son, but also my health. Being everything to everyone really took its toll on my mental and physical health over the past 12 months and it isn’t until I have just stopped. Taken a breath and replanned my life, that I finally feel I am back to me. I have had people say that I’m glowing. That I sound rejuvenated and passionate and happy. It is nice to see that I’m obviously projecting my new found happiness.
Besides being able to now truly balance my personal responsibilities as a sole parent, I can sit and think around which segments of the market could really benefit from outstanding change management. Meet other like-minded business owners and expand my network. Just get to off track again for one moment, talking to these small business owners one thing that seems to the common factor is delivering quality over quantity. Being able to focus on a smaller number of clients who benefit from 100% focus from their provider, versus being just another number of hundreds from their provider.
Anyway, back to rhythm (again), I always thought I had a really good rhythm going, until my skin, my health and my mental health started to tell me I didn’t. I think I have found my true groove and the rhythm is now more of a samba versus the thrash metal that was my old beat. So, take a breath, take some time out and find your rhythm.