Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The next stage in the pre-application process asks each candidate to reveal the goals by which he or she lives. Candidates who choose to write about the values that guide their decisions should not have any problems describing clearly defined goals within each category. At The Michael G. Santos Foundation, we teach that strategy when we’re striving to help our participants develop better critical thinking skills. I expect an even higher level of mental athleticism from individuals who want to join the Straight-A Guide team that I’m building.
They read through the following essay I wrote on goals to explain:
Section 2: Goals
Our extraordinary team members at Global Property Alliance don’t have jobs. They have responsibilities. They perceive themselves as being owners, not employees. And they make decisions accordingly, expecting everyone around them to share the vision of self-empowerment. Our team members do what they say they’re going to do. They’re self-motivated, self-driven, obsessively focused on achieving results. They have passion, commitment, and energy, understanding that people with such traits can change the world. They aspire to be great in every area of life.
As director of business development, I have responsibilities as well. For example, I make a 100 percent commitment to our team of fostering a culture of excellence, a culture where great people can thrive. At Global Property Alliance, we understand that great people do not want to be stifled by working around negative, mediocre people. Mediocre people want to surround themselves with mediocre people. We don’t want such people to destroy the culture of excellence we’re working so hard to create. So we’re not a great fit for those who don’t hold themselves accountable to a pursuit of excellence.
Great people surround themselves with others who know how to dream, and more importantly, to make dreams come true. That’s why we place so much emphasis on recruiting. We look for individuals who share our commitment to making values-based, goal-oriented decisions. We appreciate those who have an interest in auditioning for the team.
Ours is a high-energy culture that recognizes top performance, a true meritocracy. Star players on our team earn six-figure incomes during their first year of employment. They’re out to reach their highest potential in their own lives and for our team. They don’t want to carry dead weight.
Ideal candidates for Global Property Alliance know how to drive themselves. Regardless of background or challenges, they understand that they’re the captains of their own ship. Clear value categories define who they are, and they know how to set clear goals that determine where they’re succeeding. They’re always striving to improve, understanding that success is a mindset, a journey of life rather than a destination. Values and goals keep our team members moving in the right direction.
The previous lesson of our pre-application process invited candidates to articulate the values by which they profess to live. Our purpose in asking such a question isn’t to judge values. Rather, we want to ensure that candidates who advance through the interview process have a predisposition to excel in every area of life.
Question for candidates:
In this phase of our pre-application process, we invite you to share the clear goals that show your commitment to values and that guide your pursuit of excellence.
(Please insert your response here and return as a part of your completed pre-application.)
Days since my release from prison: 309
Miles that I ran today: 8.19
Miles that I ran so far this week: 27.06
Miles that I’ve run during the month of June: 128.22
Miles that I ran so far in 2014: 1,261.99
Miles that I need to run in order to reach my annual goal of 2,400 miles: 1,138.01
Miles I’m ahead of schedule to reach my 2,400-mile goal by the end of 2014: 151.66
My weight for today: 166