Friday, July 13, 2012

One Ingredient That is Essential to Produce Quality Work
(Are You Missing It?)

Most of what I do in my role as a career coach is over the phone and online. Inevitably during resume work, I have to tell a client, "okay, I'm just letting you know, when I get quiet, I'm very much still here. I am working hard on your behalf, as you'll see in a moment..."

After a few minutes they'll say, "Are you still there?"

"Yep, sure am..." I reply. "I'm sending something to your e-mail right now..."

And in a few moments they read something I just wrote based upon what we've been talking about and they respond with something like, "Wow. Um, just wow...that's really good. You've just truthfully stated my experience and accomplishments in a way that makes me sound like I should be running for president or something..." 

Mission accomplished!

There are so many thoughts running in my head right now, so much I'm processing, much of which I am writing. I'm putting the finishing touches on my e-book ready to release in a few weeks. And, writing for some other publications. And, spending quiet time developing all that and more.

Quiet time is very much a requirement to produce anything of quality. 

 If you're not getting quiet, or anyone's not asking you, "hey, are you still there??" maybe you're missing the one ingredient that it definitely takes to get you over the top with whatever you're working on.

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