From the Archives: The Only Reason to Ever Hire Anyone

There is only ever one reason to hire someone.




But we confuse this.


We hire people for their experience.


We hire them for their skills.


We hire them because they think like us.


We hire them because we like them.


The opposite is also true.


We don’t hire them because we don’t like them.


We don’t hire them because they are too expensive.


We don’t hire them because they don’t have the experience we think they should have.


Let’s be clear.


The only reason you should ever hire anyone is for the results they (and you together) will deliver.




Don’t get distracted.


Don’t get confused.


If you have a candidate, an employee, a vendor, a consultant or a coach in mind… focus on this one thing.


Think as the woman who’s already achieved what she wants.


How would she think about this person and this decision?


What advice would she give you?


You’re hiring a person to achieve a result.


You aren’t hiring someone to pay them money. This is a trap in your brain and it will confuse you.


Be careful.


It’s up to you to decide what the results are worth to you and your business.


Define the RESULT you want to achieve by making the hire.


Be clear about what that result will provide to you and your business.

  • Confidence
  • Money
  • Time
  • Ease
  • Customers
  • ?

Know these two things before your next hiring decision.


Don’t hire someone and let them decide what result they will deliver.


It’s up to you to know what you want… and what it will mean for you to have it.


Then… kiss the all the frogs, until you find your prince (or princess).


There’s a perfect hire for every desired result. 


This I know to be true.

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