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Paige Rhodes, CEO, Rhodes & Weinstock

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Prior to co-founding Rhodes & Weinstock in 2009, Paige Rhodes spent more than 15 years in staffing, human resources, and law-firm management.

Throughout her career, she gained an intricate knowledge of the temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct placement services. In addition to her staffing industry experience, Paige also spent several years in human resources, and as an HR Manager at two large law firms in the DC Metropolitan area.

The combination of in-house and outplacement recruiting experience gives her a unique understanding of the hiring needs and concerns of her clients, from large multinational corporations to small start-ups.

Paige prides herself on developing long-term relationships with her candidates and clients. She believes superior customer service and honesty are the cornerstones of a successful business relationship. Paige is a member of the American Staffing Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and a proud Gator!

Click here to learn more about Rhodes & Weinstock. Contact Paige at prhodes@r-wgroup.com.

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

Change is a math formula. Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.”

– Alan Webber, author, "Rules of Thumb"

A man without a smiling face
 should not open a shop.”

– Chinese Proverb

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

– Lao Tzu

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which obstacles vanish.”

– John Quincy Adams

It is to no purpose to turn away from the real nature of the affair because the honor of its elements excites repugnance.

– Carl von Clausewitz, On War

Almost anyone can start a community, but it takes real talent and commitment to get people to show up and keep coming back.”

– Andy Sernovitz

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

– Buddha

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”

– Goldie Hawn

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

– Vin Diesel

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

– Audre Lorde

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

Whosoever knows how to fight well is not angry. Whosoever knows how to conquer enemies does not fight them.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leon Joseph Suenens

The world I believed in, back in my most innocent, uninformed, childish mind—is real.”

– Martha Beck

He who wants to tear down a house must be prepared to rebuild it.”

– African Proverb

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

If you were independently wealthy and never had to work a day in your life, would you still choose to spend your time attempting to become a successful entrepreneur?”

– Steven Schussler

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

– Robert Fritz

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

– Francesca Reigle

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.”

– J. Robert Oppenheimer

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”

– L.J. Smith

‎That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

I don’t do very well without fear. There needs to be a part of me saying, ‘That’s going to fail,’ so I can prove myself wrong.”

– Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda