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  string(3109) "I remember growing up and trying on my Mothers high heels and shuffling around on the parquet flooring and my mother frantically shouting ‘Farah! Take my shoes off!’ and the feeling of pure disappointment overcome me. Those shoes made me feel so grown up and powerful!

I loved the shoes, they gave me a new sense of confidence, they indulged me in such a dreamy fantasy that I have come to learn a lot about.

I am now 25, 7 years in to my career, have travelled various continents and have immigrated to the other side of the world and now realise that it wasn’t the stiletto black suede shoes with the gold toe cap that I wore to work on my first day, nor the flip flops that I wore on those beaches or even the converse kicks I wore to the airport the day I immigrated. It was me!

When I made the decision to enter in to recruitment I did it with determination, tenacity and passion which are three adjectives that I apply to anything I set my heart to and by doing so I achieve my goals.

A roll of the eyes, a sigh and a ‘yeah, it’s that easy’, don’t worry, I hear you valued reader! At times it isn’t easy but it’s about pushing yourself in to that mental state of belief and recognition of what you are capable of if you do it with confidence!

Think of moments where you have made yourself the proudest, what did it require? How deep did you have to dig? Where did you have to go mentally? And how did it feel when the deal was done?!

When delivering your words or actions remember to do it with conviction, passion and some humour, make it heartfelt. If you want buy in, you need to have already invested the largest figurative sum possible.

Now I understand this is nothing new, it’s definitely not an innovative idea by any means that is going to astound the world but I tell you what it is, it’s a reminder of a lesson that I myself forget a lot and then when I realise and learn again. It’s like a big wake up slap across my face and I am left with a new lease of energy and motivation!

So yes, you’re right, I haven’t described how to put a book on your head, to put your shoulders back, chin in, chest out, core in, butt out. I have given you a little slice of how I make it happen in heels!

Take a deep breath, slap yourself around your face and a pep talk in the mirror. Small sacrifice in the grand scheme of things, no?

Own it, strive with confidence, learn unsuspectingly, fly with formation, think differently and play to win!

PS. The shoes helped. Shhh!

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide"
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I remember growing up and trying on my Mothers high heels and shuffling around on the parquet flooring and my mother frantically shouting ‘Farah! Take my shoes off!’ and the feeling of pure disappointment overcome me. Those shoes made me feel so grown up and powerful!

I loved the shoes, they gave me a new sense of confidence, they indulged me in such a dreamy fantasy that I have come to learn a lot about.

I am now 25, 7 years in to my career, have travelled various continents and have immigrated to the other side of the world and now realise that it wasn’t the stiletto black suede shoes with the gold toe cap that I wore to work on my first day, nor the flip flops that I wore on those beaches or even the converse kicks I wore to the airport the day I immigrated. It was me!

When I made the decision to enter in to recruitment I did it with determination, tenacity and passion which are three adjectives that I apply to anything I set my heart to and by doing so I achieve my goals.

A roll of the eyes, a sigh and a ‘yeah, it’s that easy’, don’t worry, I hear you valued reader! At times it isn’t easy but it’s about pushing yourself in to that mental state of belief and recognition of what you are capable of if you do it with confidence!

Think of moments where you have made yourself the proudest, what did it require? How deep did you have to dig? Where did you have to go mentally? And how did it feel when the deal was done?!

When delivering your words or actions remember to do it with conviction, passion and some humour, make it heartfelt. If you want buy in, you need to have already invested the largest figurative sum possible.

Now I understand this is nothing new, it’s definitely not an innovative idea by any means that is going to astound the world but I tell you what it is, it’s a reminder of a lesson that I myself forget a lot and then when I realise and learn again. It’s like a big wake up slap across my face and I am left with a new lease of energy and motivation!

So yes, you’re right, I haven’t described how to put a book on your head, to put your shoulders back, chin in, chest out, core in, butt out. I have given you a little slice of how I make it happen in heels!

Take a deep breath, slap yourself around your face and a pep talk in the mirror. Small sacrifice in the grand scheme of things, no?

Own it, strive with confidence, learn unsuspectingly, fly with formation, think differently and play to win!

PS. The shoes helped. Shhh!

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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