When I bought my first recruiting company at age twenty-six, I had no idea that most of my working life would be centered around recruiting. Early on, I noticed that some companies just seem to have the right mojo and continue to grow when other companies are a flash in the pan. I also noticed that the companies asking me to assist in their recruiting efforts were willing to make the investment it took to attract and find the right employees to add to their companies. I have always made it a habit to hang out with and engage people who are older or more experienced than me so I can gain knowledge of what really works and what is fodder. The common thread I have discovered among outstandingly successful people I have met and read about is that they have remained hungry. They are hungry for education, opportunity, contacts, growth, balance, and fulfillment. To that end, they are more positive and focused on making great use of each and every day they are given because they realize each day is such a gift. Successful people continue to execute their plans every day. They know that every day they are not moving ahead, they are falling behind. They take responsibility for their successes, and yes, for their failures. Most are of the opinion that you can’t have success without failure. Failure is embraced by those who are on the path to executing their plans. I will share some failures throughout the book to save you some time and keep you directed to quicker results with your efforts. Yes, some of those failures are my own. Hopefully, my failures will help you succeed. I can promise you that if you truly take to heart the disciplines, suggestions, and anecdotes shared with you in this book, you will achieve the success you are looking for in your recruiting efforts. In What A Hoot! Let’s Recruit! you will learn lifelong skills not only for successfully recruiting but in all aspects of your career and your life. My hope is that you will be encouraged not to listen to others around you who question you about achieving your goals. Do not let others, who don’t support and encourage you to be your best, to dampen your goals. Following their lead will only make you common. Don’t consider what others might think of your aspirations. Only you know the tiger that churns in your head and heart. My goal in writing this book has been to make recruiting for you a “hoot!” I want you to be invigorated and challenged in your quest to find the best, hire the best, and retain the best people in your industry. Everyone is responsible for creating his or her own luck. I wish you the best of luck as you create momentum and ignite synergy toward your growth in the recruiting spectrum.