This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
Going through the motions of dealing with unforeseen events daily
It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, but I think I’ve had a pretty easy year now that I think of it. I’m lucky to have a great team.
I observed myself behave in a way I haven’t in awhile, and that reminded me about how much the business journey surely is about crawling in the mud.
A document I created last year is one that needs to be updated every now and then. I had asked for a former team member to make a change to this document and only found out recently that the instructions were not fully completed. Which is alright; misunderstandings and mistakes happen. But when I had asked for it to be corrected and found out that it still wasn’t, that’s when fists started clenching and the pre-teen in me came out, so much that the hubby had to peek his head in and ask if I was okay.
I replied “yes.” Even though I wasn’t okay in that moment, but I realized that I would either have to do the task myself now to correct it, or ask someone to adjust it again and risk delays and repeated mistakes. So I decided to take the 10 minutes and fix it on the spot. Yup, I had a tantrum over 10 minutes of my life that I felt was “taken away” from me as I mentally grumbled and thought about how much my time would be well spent doing other things.
As the day progressed, I thought about how I hadn’t behaved in that way in a long time. And that’s a good thing. It means that my team is f*cking awesome and it’s rare that they make mistakes or don’t complete tasks. And it means I’ve grown personally, because nothing recently has bothered me emotionally. But it also means I’ve still got more growing to do, because I still have to cope with dilemmas like this for as long as I choose to be in business, and I can still stand to learn to do that with a cool head, accepting challenges as they come, and still calling it a good day even though I might feel like I’d just finished Tough Mudder in my Diner en Blanc outfit.
Whatever you’re going through, remember that it’s never always like this. It gets better, and we all have good days and bad, even if the ratio might be seem like 2:1 sometimes.
I feel you. Trust me.