d, I didn't turn out to be like her at all. I'm only 5ft, broad bodies with stocky legs. At least that's how I saw myself growing up. I was a tomboy and did alot of sports.
The one advantage with Michael Jordan is that he tried. Now he knows.; but
if he didn't try, he would have been wondering the rest of his life not knowing if he would succeed in his endeavor or not.
In my opinion; If you don't try, you won't know and if you don't know, how would you know how much talents you have to offer the world!
Of course, you have to be realistic...like being a nurse if you don't like to see people bleeding.…
her last surgery in a series of three to finally conclude a gall bladder ordeal that began the week before Christmas. It has been a rough two months, but having her on the mend and feeling so much better has been a blessing to our family.I looked around the room and calculated about 60 years of post graduate schooling. An incredible accomplishment for each, on a singular level, and even more impressive when you think about the combined efforts of each RN, BSN, Nurse Practitioner, Anesthesiologist, and Physician / Surgeon that hustled in and out of recovery. I was indeed thankful, given the level of care my mother has received throughout this whole ordeal. For someone whose last surgical procedure was in 1946 for an appendectomy, submitting to the testing, prodding, and necessary procedures was difficult. Level of care can mean everything.I always felt a certain pride when recruitng for healthcare professionals. It is one of the most rewarding and difficult areas of recruitment there is. Our firm provided direct recruitment on retainer to hospital and health care organizations. The healthcare sysytem where my mother had her surgeries performed was one of the finest and having had experience with the Human Resource departments, knowing the hospital's reputation eased much anxiety. My sister, who lives near my mom, works in health care currently and "knowing our stuff" was an obvious blessing. I really cannot say enough or be grateful enough.While some professions, such as medicine, require extendive schooling, others require an entrpreneurial mind and the extreme desire and work ethic to succeed. Four of the most intelligent men I have met in my life never went to college. One didn't even graduate from high school. So, smarts are not predicated by extended education. But.., is it possible TODAY to really succeed without a college education listed on your resume? It most assuredly depends upon your interests and desired career as to whether or not college is required.One of the things I always wanted my children to do was graduate college before they got married or started a family. I had waited to finish mine and it was extremely difficult. I cannot imagine managing a family, a full-time job and attending college concurrently. I did it, but I didn't want that for them. With one daughter enrolled in grad school and another working toward her Bachelor's degree, I am fascinated by the challenges they face and the work they put into their futures. As my oldest contemplates Notre Dame or Indiana University for her doctorate, I am consistently amazed by the will power and stamina required to complete such an education. Thanks to all those who did!
sometimes work weeks in advance for special surgeries not often performed and go through a drill much like firefighters go through drills to be prepared, stay in practice, or add a new skill (new equipment, surgical tool, etc.) so on the day of performance they're ready to succeed.
I'm always amazed by her because she looks into someone's open scalp, brains exposed almost every day, and hands the surgical equipment to the surgeon as he or she requests it. It has the be the right piece of equipment and she has to know exactly where it is on the prep table. And let me tell you, they go through a lot of pieces of equipment for just one surgery. If she screws up, does the patient die? Nope! However there are many other consequences that do fall on her shoulders if she's not prepared and on her game. And........she always says this when I tell her how awesome she is. "A trained monkey could do my job!" Right! But guess what? She's serious. She breaks her job down into technical components, step by step procedures and processess to the point where I actually believe I could step in for her one day if needed. Right!
The morale of the story is this. You can train just about anyone to do anything if they have at the very least a moderate amount of motivation, confidence and will power. What you can't train however is passion and innate ability. That comes from somewhere within each of us, and then it's up to us to apply it to something we love. She's loved medicine, brains, blood, goo, icky stuff from birth. She's also the most organized person I've ever met. I believe she found her mojo a long time ago, but got the necessary training to do what she does. Pretty simple.
I started out as a retail buyer. I was very good at my job and quite successful. I travelled all over the world for many years to "buy stuff" that I hoped others would either want on their body or in their homes. It was a lot of pressure. You were forever gambling that you were chasing after the right trend, or better yet, starting one, or veering one onto another lane that was even sexier than the first one. It was a lot of pressure because if you didn't get it right, you wasted a ton of money, constantly got berated by Sr. Management, and blah, blah, blah. You were always worried that you could potentially be out of a job in a nano-second because in that industry, you're only as good as yesterdays sales flash. I always thought that buying was going to be my dream job. But guess what? I HATED it! It wasn't what I wanted to do with my life.
The job that I thought was the most fun was that of the corporate recruiter who actually hired me into my very last buying job. I thought he had a cool job. Why? Because he was like a talent agent to me. Not much different than those agents who worked in the entertainment industry. And he loved working with people. He was a great talker, but an even better listener. He was genuinely interested in what made people tick and what they might be good at. He also did succession planning for the company too, so internal career development was also a big part of his job. I thought to myself, I want that job, because what made him good at his job was just those few things. We all have to have tough skin to survive life in general. So that's not a quality for success. It's an essential quality of survival if you're going to be a functional human being that has the basic coping skills to get you through those tough days. But the other stuff......the listening, the caring, the talking, the molding, the suggesting, and being sincere.............those are the things that make a great recruiter, and keep us in the game 10, 15, 20+ years later.
I eventually found my way from the buying office and into the human resources office and I've never looked back. Did I get training in order to be successful? Sure I did. For the technical stuff. But the non-technical stuff came pretty natural because it was something that I "knew" I could do well, and perhaps just a little bit better than the average Joe or Jane. Maybe not every day, but most days. So........can you train a monkey to do just about anything? Sure. But to be very good at something, you can't train that. Either it's there or it's not. You don't even have to be good at sales to do this job well. Most people "freak out" when out you mention the "sales' aspect of this job. But sales is talking and listening. That's it. We all do that every day. My partner sells real estate. His job is NOT to sell houses to people. His job is to SHOW houses to people. They client sells themselves the right house when they find it. He just has to ask and then listen for the right values that they want, and then show it to them. They do the rest. It's not magic!