When an athlete makes peace with him or herself, he or she can begin to realize that they are ‘good enough’ and with this realization an athlete can take action towards becoming the best he or she can be, nothing more nothing less. It requires them to remove their ego and free themselves of fear and anxiety.
In this relaxed state and clarity performance will improve. It is exactly the same for a recruiter. In fact the brain doesn’t differentiate between recruitment and sport, it just responds to stimuli. Therefore, just an athlete, a recruiter will operate in a threat state or a challenge state. Your role as team leader is to enable your consultants to compete in a challenge state.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Why do consultants compete in a threat state?
We instinctively respond to fear and protect ourselves, which could be protecting our ego in some cases, possibly the biggest barrier to achieving high performance. Our muscles contract due to the biological response to a threat and our judgment becomes clouded. This defense mechanism has served us well for 100,000 years, but not so useful when we have to make effective decisions with a candidate or client.
Forcing results to happen or withdrawing from a situation is not conducive to achieving a consistent performance
Business Leaders often put too much pressure on employess to achieve results and makes sales. They want their staff to be perfect and know the answers. This becomes a barrier to high performance. It is essential that leaders reduce the fear of failure so that their consultants can compete at their full potential.
Here are the four steps to failing fast and learning quick, which have helped over 5000 athletes, recruitment consultants, and team leaders achieve better performance.
There is a difference between expecting failure and accepting failure, thoughts become a reality!
Failing at something is acceptable, accepting you’re a failure is not!