I got some negative feedback at work today, and immediately became extremely defensive. I'd like to blame it on the fact that I've been sleep-deprived, but... I'm beginning to think that it's a destructive behavior that's come out several times in the past few years. After giving myself some time to think about the situation, … Continue reading The 5 Stages of Hearing Negative Feedback
A productive weekend is a good weekend, but when a weekend whirlwind of productivity smashes into a hectic Monday, things get rough. I'm more of a sprinter than a marathon girl, so I get burnt out easily! I'm heading into the week feeling a little drained, but I'm trying to stay positive, productive, and sane … Continue reading Scattered
Switching to a new career has forced me to rethink what I'm capable of--not only at work, but in my life. I'm starting to try things I never would have attempted previously, and am solving problems on my own that only months ago I would have "needed" someone else to fix. Maybe it's just an … Continue reading Sunday Quote
I was beyond hesitant to try using an e-reader. I loved the feel of a book in my hand, the musty smell of the paper, and the ability to quickly flip through pages to see where the next chapter began. But in the end, I had to admit that it simply wasn't practical to bring … Continue reading Late Adopter
Today, I bring you a post from the brilliant and witty Ampycom. This post in particular resonated with me as I find myself at a crossroads facing bigger challenges and taking on more risks. Please enjoy–and check out her blog!
I once made a mistake that cost my company about $100,000.
At the time, I don’t think I was making $10,000 a year.
My boss should have fired me. Her boss certainly thought so. But she didn’t. She hugged me and said, “Kid, if you’re going to make a mistake, make sure it’s a big one.”
In the six years I worked for that company, I made them a couple of million dollars. Maybe a couple of couple. Had she fired me, that’s money they would never have made. She knew that, and God bless her, she always remembered it. I worked for her for a few more years, and throughout the rest of my career, some of the most enthusiastic job recommendations I ever received came from her.
Did I ever make that mistake again?
You learn from the big mistakes. They force you to analyze your…
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The neighborhood I live in is changing fast. Developers are pouring in, and life-long residents are being priced out. M and I have given up on trying to stay here. Sometimes we just look at real estate prices and marvel that *anyone* can afford to live here! The whole situation seems a bit hopeless, so … Continue reading The Neighborhood Council