In this economy...

I won't bother getting up early, because there is no business anyway.

I won't make many calls, because - "Who is hiring?"

I'll go out to lunch with friends, because nothing is happening.


If you are thinking like this, you are.

I did some heavy business development today. Since everyone has been bellyaching about the economy, I didn't expect much.

Guess what - I was swamped. I had a tough time making my way through all the calls I needed to make. I have tons of calls scheduled for the next week.

The business is out there people. Your competitors have probably psyched themselves out of trying very hard because they have convinced themselves it isn't worth it.

Step back and reaccess.

Try something different.

Wake up in a positive frame of mind tomorrow. Tell yourself the recession is over - and it will be - for you.

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Comment by Dan Nuroo on February 17, 2009 at 9:42pm

I love it... The most positive thing I have read in ages. Thanks Diana you win the Paltypus
Comment by Diana Luger on February 18, 2009 at 6:42am
Thanks Dan. I really appreciate your comments. It was nice of you.

Will the Platypus be arriving FexEx? (LOL)

I'm honored to win the award. Your Platypus story was inspiring. Perhaps you should also be writing children's stories...
Comment by Diana Luger on February 18, 2009 at 8:13am
Thanks Damian. I'm glad to hear you are super busy. Any suggestions for others on how to generate new business?
Comment by Mike Gionta on February 19, 2009 at 10:11am

AWESOME article. Fordcye just published my article "Are you manufacturing your own recession?" with the same themes you have. Sure it is slower... but my employees and client recruiting firm owners that are focused on good activity are weathering the storm.

One quick tip on what is NOT working well in an economy like this is calling and asking "Do you need help filling any openings". Have a reason, a really strong candidate, market insight, etc.

Mike Gionta
Comment by Diana Luger on February 19, 2009 at 11:07am
Thanks guys. Mike - could you give us the link to your article, "Are You Manufacturing Your Own Recession?" I, personally, would love to read it, and I'm sure many others would like to also. Thanks.
Comment by Mike Gionta on February 19, 2009 at 9:44pm

Fordyce doesn't put its' current issues on the web.. I will post it on my blog in the next couple of days. No later than monday the 23rd of Feb. Look for "Recruiters: Are you manufacturing your own recession?" at If you are looking around the 23rd, it should be right near the top!

Mike Gionta


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