1. There is need
2. Of a method
3. For finding out
4. The truth.
Here we return to the full statement. The first question that is begged is why didn’t we start out here? We covered first that the end of study was sound and correct judgments. Couldn’t we have said, then, that we need a method for finding out the truth upon which to create correct judgments? I say no. I say that the correct judgments, as our sole purpose was the best starting point to make of all. It gave us our flow.
Then we were taught to limit our attention to what mental powers were able to handle to the point of indubitable knowledge. Can you see? If we were taught that we needed a method for finding out the truth, first, we’d be overwhelmed, as if our job was to find ALL truth, not the limited version we were pointed to in SSRR2.
The same is true for SSRR3. Our own, clear and perspicuous observations. Yes, as we discover here in rule 4, we need a method, but this method must not exceed the demands already contemplated. This slow, gentle, cumulative growth is to me, stunningly beautiful. We need a method for finding out…
4. The Truth
We spoke yesterday briefly about your path in life. My interesting in this truth started when I read Don Vito Corleone say that each man can have only one path. As with so many such strange statements, I instantly agreed and disagree at the same time. Call it what you will, from Karma to God’s will, each man has but one righteous path. Laugh at the journey in the belly of the whale, as I do, the metaphor of Johan is the story of each of us. We are supposed to got to Nineveh, so what do we do? We hop a boat to Tarsus, on the other side of the sea! Where do we end up after all is said and done? Nineveh, of course.
When you path and your destination are one and the same, then you’re living the truth of your life.
I have another source, Steve Jobs in the early days of Apple. There mission back then was “One person, one computer.” And a revolutionary mission it was. No, I didn’t sign on for that mission, but I stole its form for my consulting practice, “One person, one path.”
What is this method, then again, for finding out the truth? You won’t believe how simple and easy it is. It is to care.
When you care about a candidate’s future, you discover the truth of that future. When you care about a hiring manager’s future, the truth of his path on his future, where he and his company are actually heading, then you discover the truth of that company’s path.
Here’s a tactical application for you. I do not teach the ruse-like use of an MPC over and over, limitlessly in the market, oh no! I teach that you must find out the truly extraordinary abilities your MPCs has. Then, with that knowledge, I want you to find two or mayby three companies that have overwhelming need for exactly what your MPC can bring to the table.
Do you see? In each case, I want you to care about his future, and to find the truth of his path. Then, in each case for you prospective candidate, do the research to discover the truth of their paths, most especially with such a soul as your MPC on board!
In each case, all you’ve done is execute this simple method of caring about the path so that you find the truth of the future. But, by doing this extra bit of caring, in a structured mode with a purpose, you explode your probability, not only to a placement, but to a placement in the shortest time and the highest fees. That is pretty heady motivation, isn’t it?
[originally posted May 24, 2011 at my LinkedIn Discussion Group]