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Chasing Happiness

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Chasing Happiness

By: Kevin Alavi – VP, Strategy & Operations
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

I’m about to share a secret with all of you. Ready? Here it is: only you can create your own happiness. Shocking isn’t it? I bet each of you reading this knows someone who relies on others to make them happy. These are the same people who want a raise because “they deserve it” and they want to be promoted because “they been working here for ‘x’ years.” When something goes wrong these people point the finger at everyone but themselves; they never look in the mirror.

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Be Replaceable

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Be Replaceable

By: Kevin Alavi – VP, Strategy & Operations
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

I might shock you when I say the following: be replaceable (at work). Think about it, but don’t take it so literally. What kind of person do you want to be at work? I have worked with many types of personalities. The one that I found to be the most frustrating to work with are the ones that don’t share information. These are the people that are afraid that if they tell someone how they accomplish their job, that they will be replaced. To them, it’s job security that no one else knows how to do what they do. To me, that’s the worst kind of person for any organization.

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Close the Loop

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Close the Loop

By: Kevin Alavi – VP, Strategy & Operations
Attract, LLC | 715.483.7500 | www.attractllc.com

Lately, I have been interviewing many candidates for open positions in my company.  As I interview these candidates, I promise all of them one thing: "I will let you know one way or the other if you are a good fit."  I'm shocked to hear them say "Thank you, I really appreciate that.  It's not often I hear back after an interview."

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