2013 is the Time to Grow!

Posted: February, 1, 2013 | Categories: Job Tips | Temporary Staffing | Tips for the Workplace

In recent years, we have experienced tremendous change in the Real Estate industry, forced by the hand of the economy. For many, this time provided an opportunity for reinvention. Perhaps for others who took on additional responsibilities with fewer resources, there seemed to be less time or money to focus on personal or professional growth. In either case, as the ground steadies and the promise of better days lie ahead, now is a great time to determine how to improve your future. Today could be a great day to set new goals, reignite your critical path or simply commit to learning something new.  If you are a follower of Stephen Covey, you will know this as Habit 7:  Sharpen the Saw.


Sharpening the saw is about constantly renewing ourselves in four basic areas of life:  physical, social/emotional, mental & spiritual. For an organization, Habit 7 promotes vision, renewal, continuous improvement, safeguards against burnout, and facilitates an upward growth path.

The potential of just one positive habit can make a chain of changes to your life or business. That is one of the messages in a new book, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, a New York Times reporter. Good habits help build lives, careers & successes. Commit today to adding one new positive habit.

More tips for growing professionally:

  • Take a Class: whether in an old-school classroom or online.
  • Learn a new skill: You don't need to always enroll in a class, teach yourself. Just start practicing!
  • Seek out a mentor:  Connect with that person who you admire. Find out how they achieved their success and learn from their experience.
  • Master a computer program or online tool: The web is full of free or low-cost video tutorials. Determine ways to increase your efficiency, then search the web for resources.
  • Boost your memory and vocabulary:  Sign up for the free word-of-the-day email from or play one of their memory-boosting games. It will not only make you sound intelligent, but it is also great for brain health!
  • Read: Devour books, articles & blogs! Stay on top of what is happening in our industry.  But don't be afraid to step outside the box and read books from other industries. Then ask yourself 'How can I relate this to my business?'? Read to learn. Read for fun. Read to grow!

Just a few of the books on JWS's current read list are:

At JWilliams Staffing, professional growth is paramount to our business. We want to ensure that we stay relevant, fresh and applicable to today's market conditions. We set our candidates up for success from day one with our top-notch training program and encourage all of our staff to continually learn and grow.

By JoAnne Williams
Founder, President and CEO

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