My first post of the New Year, it’s been a while since I’ve had a moment to give my blog some much-needed attention.
The past few months have been extremely busy, supporting two busy Executives takes a lot of time, you all know (calendaring, travel, expenses) just to name a few, times that by two. I want to be able to do more things that aren’t just tactical and make an impact. I get frustrated with myself when even the smallest things fall through the cracks, that isn’t how I work and my Executives losing faith in me is one of my worst nightmares.
Long story short, someone took credit for something that I did, which I know, isn’t new, but I became so angry and emotional about it, looking back I would have handled it completely differently, plus after talking it over with someone who I think VERY highly of, he totally put me in check (you know who you are).. I pretty much reverted back to my 21-year-old naive self and cried in my office and then in front of my boss.. not the best moment.
I need to remember:
- Keep Emotions out of it!
- Don’t take ANYTHING personally
- Do what it takes to get the task/project done.
- Don’t expect kudos for every little thing that you do.
- Do it all with grace and the highest level of professionalism.
- As EA’s, this is what we do!
On another note, I’m taking time to re-read Kelly Cutrone’s book If You Have to Cry, Go Outside AND OTHER THINGS YOUR MOTHER NEVER TOLD YOU. I read this back in 2009, time for a refresh.
BREATHE. And Let The Rest Come Easy.