Monday, April 13, 2009

Hello! My name is... Hope

As I walk up to the check out lanes at Dahls, I have two choices a long line and the check out line manned by Hope. Hope is the Dahls lifer that's just over it! No smile. Everything is mater of fact. And by god, do not do ANYTHING to slow down the line or you will get the look of death and then she'll look at a co-worker roll her eyes and she'll laugh at the idiot counting change or looking for an envelope. With Hope it's as if everything she is doing is the hardest thing in the world. Job satisfaction? I don't think Hope can hope for any of that! Am I frustrated? Annoyed? Nah... Why not? Because I get it. I get why she feels the way she does, and I am confident that if I had lived her life I would feel the exact same way. That is why I try to accept people for where they are in their life, and to understand their point of view. It's a hard thing to do but it makes life so much more enjoyable for everyone. I do, however, have a pretty keen ability to see people's potential even if they do not see it themselves and I will at times hold you to your potential and by doing so help you achieve that. I will also hold a mirror up to you so that you can see the truth of what you are doing and saying. Does this mean that I do not accept you? No. Does this mean that I do not like you? No. Does this mean that I do not understand your point of view? No. It means that I see your point of view and your potential and I want to help you get from where you are now to where I know you can be. Is that my job? No. But, I do it anyway. Don't like it? That's ok. I'm not going to stop.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Weeks and weeks and weeks

Time flies when you're having fun, right? I must be having a blast then! I am amazed at how much I have to do on a daily basis. I don't feel stressed. I don't even feel too bothered by it. I just happen to be taking a step back today and I'm looking at the things that need to be accomplished and the things I'd like to accomplish -- it's really more than I can handle at this time. Because of this I am going to focus on the things that make me money first and foremost. With the new same-sex marriage possibilities, I really need to create new marketing material, contact press, and work to make sure that when people think of wedding planning they think of me. This is my key goal, it could really lead to a huge spike in business. I am ready for it and excited about it! In addition to the things that make me money I need to next focus on the things that prevent me from making money. Paperwork!! Taxes!! Organization!! These things when not focused on WILL cause a disruption in my life and my business! The last thing I need to focus on is my multiple volunteer positions, but I do tend to put these obligations to the top. Why? Because they are fun for me! I get to learn, grow, and have fun! But, if my life isn't running like a well oiled machine then I wont really be able to help the volunteer organizations either. So, I still need to focus on what I know are my priorities! All this is easier said than done, but I plan to share my priorities list with people that can help hold me accountable to it.

Now... Back to work!