Start Training Employees Before You Hire Them!



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Train your employees correctly at the start and they will perform in ways that will pass your greatest dreams. The proper training of employees can be the difference between existence and success. It is worth the time and money to do it right the first time around.

Training employees properly starts when you start your business.


Believe it or not, training your employees starts when you create your business. When you prepare your first business plan you must start planning for the employees you will hire. You must think about when you will hire them, what they will do and how they will do it. If you start thinking about employee training when you are forming your business, things will work out better for you. Things will be better because employee training will be in your mind during all your major business decisions.

For example, if you know you will be hiring and training 2 employees rather than 10 at the start, you can make better decisions about your business location. When you know from the beginning you will be hiring and training employees, you can set up systems so that they can be used by more than just you. If employees are on the way you know you need to take notes and keep records that can be read by other people. It is not enough to simply write notes on post-it pads and save them in your trusty old journal. When you know employees are on the way, you must keep records that can be accessed from anywhere by the people who will need them.

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When you are an entrepreneur with a thriving business and employees, you owe it to your employees to train them properly when they start the job. No two companies are exactly the same. Even if two companies sell the same product, each company has its own unique and special way of doing things. Look at McDonald and Burger King. Each of them sells burger and fries, but each company does it in their own unique way. When employees come to your business, even experienced employees, you must take the time to train them. Keep these considerations in mind as your business grows. Set aside resources you will need to train employees. This means when you find articles about your industry or the product and services you sell, save them for your employees. If the local stationary or office supply store has a sale on notebooks, pens, paper or folders pick them up and save them so your employees will be able to take the notes they need during training. Keep track of webinars and e-courses that are taught on a regular basis so that you can share them with employees you bring on board.



Training an employee properly costs time and money – don’t be afraid to spend either one.


It is important to think about the employees you will train so that you can begin setting aside the money and other resources to train employees as your business begins and as it grows. In most businesses, employees cost money before they make money for an entrepreneur. Training employees costs money because in most cases employees must be paid while they are being trained. Additionally, employees often must be trained during business hours. This means that instead of selling or doing whatever it is your business does to earn money, you will be training the new employee. As a result, you will be paying an employee to get trained and may not be earning additional income while you are providing the training. This is a heavy burden. The burden is even heavier if you have not planned for it in advance.


Sometimes Your Kid is a Rapist and a Monster

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If your kid is a monster, stop pretending he is a saint. As parents, one of our jobs is to advocate for our children. I believe that so strongly I wrote a book about it – How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed. However, when you advocate for your children, be careful not to cross the line to condoning their bad behavior.


Never try to convince others that the wrong done by your children is actually right.


The news is all abuzz with stories about convicted rapist, Brock Turner. He is the convicted rapist who was caught in the act of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. His case, which was bad enough on its own, was even more repugnant because he was given a sentence of merely 6 months in prison and is set to be released after a scant 3 months. Another factor that made his conviction more revolting was the letter his father wrote to the judge in the case requesting leniency in part because “20 minutes of action” was too insignificant to be worthy of harsh punishment. Today I read a letter that the convicted rapist’s mother wrote to the judge and was disgusted yet again.

In her letter, Carleen Turner wrote that her son “has always been very easy-going, kind, considerate, and respectful.” I was disgusted when I read these words. In my world, men, even young men who are easy-going, kind, considerate and respectful do not rape unconscious women. Let’s start the discussion with some basic definitions of terms that will be used in this article so we can all be on one accord. The basic terms we will be working with are:

  • kind
  • considerate
  • respectful
  • rape
  • rapist



Kind, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is an adjective that is used to describe behavior that is of a pleasant nature, gentle, of a pleasant nature.

Considerate, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is an adjective that is used to describe behavior that is circumspect, thoughtful of the rights and feelings of another.

Respectful, according to is an adjective that is used to define behavior that is characterized by respect, full of outward civility. It also encompasses behavior that is morally correct.

Rape is both a noun and a verb. When used as a noun, according to the United States Department of Justice, rape is: “The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

Rapist is the name commonly given to a person who performs a rape. Rapists are not kind, considerate or respectful.

When one looks at these common definitions for kind, considerate and respectful one word that never comes to mind is rape. One type of person that one would never expect to be used to describe someone who was caught in the act of raping an unconscious woman and then convicted of that horrific crime


Read the text of Carleen Turner’s letter to the judge after her son was convicted of rape.


Normally, we want more behavior that is kind, considerate and respectful. Carleen Turner described her son as kind, considerate and respectful. Brock Turner was found in the act of raping an unconscious woman. He was convicted of the crime of rape. It would logically follow then, that she would want more people to act like her son – to copy his behavior. Should we take this to mean that she wants to see more men rape unconscious women behind dumpsters? After all, that is the behavior that her kind, considerate and respectful son engaged in.

In her letter to the judge, Carleen Turner stated that after the horror of hearing that the son she described as trustworthy and honest was accused of rape she has not been able to decorate her new home or hang anything on the walls. Perhaps that is how things should be. When our children do horrible unspeakable things, we should take time to pause, reflect and think.

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