On doing more: Oakville Recruiter

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Laura Machan

Laura Machan

Laura Machan is a Partner, Recruitment Solutions for a major human resources consulting firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Although she has been recruiting for quite a few years, she still gets a big thrill from calling someone to set up an interview and an even bigger thrill when she hears a happy dance as she tells them when their new job starts. Laura lives with her family in Oakville, where she has lived for over 25 years, and is a significant contributor to the Canadian Federation of University Women - Oakville and Women in Nuclear, Golden Horseshoe Chapter.

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Things are busy. Not just with me but with everyone I talk to these days. A campaign has been launched in my company to “ramp up” for the last quarter.

I have to admit that I had no idea how to ramp up. I already feel like I am going 100 miles an hour.

Then I remembered hearing a speaker talking about fitting more into your life. She used a bunch of rocks and a measuring cup to illustrate that is always room for a few more things. Especially if, she pointed out, they are important to you.


So I have embarked on my own personal campaign to do more. Here is my plan:

  1. Stop complaining about being busy. No one wants to hear it and I could use that time and energy to do something better.
  2. Just start. I will focus less on making lists and prioritizing and more on actual doing.
  3. I will recognize that some things are just not going to be perfect. Sometimes good enough is okay.
  4. I will make a point of saying thank you to the people who are helping me. That act will make them feel more buoyant which, in turn, will help me feel that way too.

There you have it. Aside from the fact that this has turned into a list, I am feeling pretty good about it. I’ll check in with you next week to see how things have turned out.




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