“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

The recent passing of Neil Armstrong reminded me of his historic first step on the moon when he uttered the now famous words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”  Landing on the moon was unthinkable just 10 years earlier, so how did this happen?

President Kennedy actually set forth the vision for a moon landing when he set a goal of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth” in 1961.  Less than 10 years later, Neil Armstrong achieved this vision with the help of hundreds of thousands of people (it was estimated that over 300,000 people had some role in the mission).  The individuals working on this mission were passionate about achieving this goal and did not want to let the brave astronauts down.

Your vision probably doesn’t include landing on the moon, but answer these questions:  Why do you exist?  What is your purpose, cause or passion?  Do you have a 10 year vision or goal that seems unthinkable?

If you announce your goal, write it down, share it with others who get others excited about your goal and write down a target date, chances are you will accomplishment an unthinkable “giant leap” of your own.

  • Is it time to stop standing by the sidelines watching everyone else succeed?
  • Is it time to increase your income?
  • Is it time to live the life style that you deserve to live?
  • Is it time for you to take a “giant leap” in your level of success?

Change is not easy but is easier to achieve, if you understand how the results of the change will impact yourself and the people you love.

This weekend, those of us in the US celebrate Labor Day where individuals just like you are honored for being part of the contributing workforce of the United States.  Take time to appreciate the impact of what you do every day.  You change people’s lives and help them realize the joy of working in temp, contract or full-time opportunities.

Make a promise this Labor Day weekend to make the most of your amazing career.  Use Neil Armstrong as your inspiration and shoot for the stars when you set your goals.  Don’t be afraid to blaze untraveled paths.  Set your financial thermostat higher and build a legacy for you and the people you love.

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  • Michael Kunkle helped me out so much!

    I will forever be grateful for him! He sent my resume out and had interviews set up for me the very next morning. I am so excited for this career move and I owe it to him!     -Hailey Morton Michael Kunkle helped me out so much!
  • It was a pleasure working with Eric Coultoff

    Eric Coultoff was extremely helpful to me in obtaining my new career. We worked together on my resume. He prepared me for the interviews. He was timely in his communication, always gave me updates.

    Thank you,
    Mark Denham
    It was a pleasure working with Eric Coultoff
  • Helen Nourai THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!

    After being COVID laid off in 2020; I spent the next year floundering, and looking for work. I had my resume up on all the different sites, and applied to anything that was even close to a good fit. No luck, and very few calls or email responses. Until one day out of nowhere Helen contacted me. Helen was extremely personable, positive, and prepared. After speaking for some time, completing the initial introductions, and basic information. Helen already had a position in mind for me. I sent her all of my relevant documents, and she worked her magic. Just a couple days later she emailed back my beautifully reworked resume, and double checked that I was ready for her to submit to potential employers. Then things went very fast! The next day on a Tuesday I had 2 phone interviews. Then Thursday another interview with the Director. Helen kept in touch every step of the way; calling even when I had forgotten to keep her posted. Then the General Manager contacted me on a Saturday followed by the VP!! Less than a week after Helen had submitted me I had completed the interview process, and was waiting on an offer pending reference & background checks. Helen, again was in amazing communication with me. Discussing my needs from the offer to ensure that when the offer was made; it included everything I wanted. It worked out exactly like that too! In the midst of the whirlwind offer that was exactly what I wanted (something I've never experienced before), and all the different company leaders reaching out to me. Helen was right there with me too. Checking in, sharing in my excitement, and giving me all her congratulations. Again, I had never experienced a hiring process with this much of a personal touch before ever! Definitely never one that was this smooth, and fast. If the Company went a day not talking to me, Helen was on it and reaching out to push the process forward.
    13 months of the unconscionable COVID under employment; with all the stress, worry, and insecurity, doing anything and everything to scrape together as many dollars as possible, to finally land a dream position that is a perfect fit, in my ideal location, industry, and salary. It is all still so unbelievable, and I know Helen was more than a major player. She was the key! The difference maker! I cannot express my level of gratitude for her help, and perseverance. Helen is the most gifted recruiter I have ever interacted with, and should I ever be looking for work, Helen will absolutely be my first call.
    Much Gratitude,
    Ben Whetstone
    Helen Nourai THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!
  • Jonathan Litt is a wonderful person and great recruiter!

    Thank you for all the assistance you provided me during my job search. I appreciate the information and advice that Johnathan Litt had given, as well as the connections you have shared with me. Your expertise and help have been invaluable during this.  I’ll never forget your help and your friendship, you are one and only one, thanks again.
    Sincerely,
    Shahriar Lou Mehrdad
    Jonathan Litt is a wonderful person and great recruiter!
  • I’m still in awe of Gary Kinsinger's abilities!

    It has been such an honor to work with Patrice & Associates, but more specifically with Gary Kinsinger. I’ve worked with recruiters in the past, however none as detail oriented and diligent as Mr. Kinsinger. From the moment he initially reached out to me, all the way to my first day in my new position, Gary was and is still very present in making sure my comfort and needs are met. I truly can’t put into words how beyond grateful I am to have worked with Gary. And with no doubt in my mind would recommend his services to anyone in the market. Gary matched me with the role of my dreams in just one and a half weeks. Thank you so much, Gary Kinsinger!
    Best,
    Angela L DeFalco
    I’m still in awe of Gary Kinsinger's abilities!