Saturday, July 25, 2015

Even though, I'm thirty-something, I still get the First Day of School Jitters!


This week, I started a brand spanking new position at a rather large children’s toys/games/entertainment company here in Los Angeles.  My role is the Head of U.S. Human Resources.  I truly believe that this role was MEANT for me.  From the very first time I heard about it three months ago, I had a feeling.  During my first phone screen, I had a feeling.  All the way through the interview process, I had a feeling but kept focusing and hoping.  Clearly, I’m a bit intuitive, but not usually with specific regard to my own life.  Anyway, I am blessed, grateful, and appreciative to have this amazing opportunity.

This week was tough.  I want to already be the best performer ever – the downside of being a perfectionist and straight A valedictorian.  Oh yea, it’s called a severe over achiever, right.  Got it! 

It’s always overwhelming the first few weeks/months at any new job.  Going through this a few times before, you would think that one might be accustomed to this entrance period, but not so much.  The feelings of curiosity quickly shifted into feelings of frustration.  It is very easy to objectively see the challenges, issues, and battles for the future.  There is sooo much work to be done and I know I can do it.  Even saying that over and over didn’t seem like enough. 

This whole week, I received a great deal of encouragement and support from my friends and family.  Thank you all for that!  And thank you to those of you who would have commented if you had known.

Sometimes I wish I truly had a crystal ball to see my own future.  I wish, being a psychic, it would be that easy, to no avail.  This gift, at least in my life and understanding, is for others who most need it.

Here’s the best I got today: 
-       Take it one day at a time.
-       Slow your roll a bit.
-       Take an extra beat prior to making major decisions.
-       Be curious and more curious and more curious.  Stay curious even when frustration sets in.
-       You will add value soon enough.  You will add value soon enough.  Repeat.
-       I can and will affect change.
-       Rome wasn’t built in a day.

I look forward to week two and week three.  Let’s see what I can do to help them.


FINAL THOUGHTS:

1)  I am most excited to be working on my bereavement/grief workshop for the American Widow Project.
2)  I just booked a vacation to Iceland (with my new man) for my birthday this year in September.  I haven't been on a vacation longer than two days in I don't know how long.  So excited.
3)  Kristen Bell is my hero of this week.  Just saying.  Watch the video here.




Thursday, July 16, 2015

I Have Some Sacred Lotus Touts For You...!

WELCOME BACK!!!

The Secret and Sacred Lotus Touts (or Good luck wishes) – Historically, you have six minutes to read and then forward/share with as many others as possible.  You know the drill, the more people you send it to, the more fortune, happiness, and success you will achieve.  We can all use a bit more fortune, happiness, and success in our lives.

I have included the Lotus Touts that register the absolute most with me.  Enjoy!!

ONE.
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.    

TWO.
Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational  skills will be as important as any other.

THREE.
Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.  

FOUR.
When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.  

FIVE.
When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye..  

SIX.
Believe in love at first sight.   

SEVEN.
Never laugh at anyone's dreams.
People who don't have dreams don't have much.  

EIGHT.
Love deeply and passionately.
You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely  

NINE.
In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.  

TEN.
Don't judge people by their relatives.    

ELEVEN.
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.  

TWELVE.
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.  

THIRTEEN.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.  

FOURTEEN.
When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.  

FIFTEEN.

Spend some time alone.   


FINAL THOUGHTS:
1)  If you liked the above, quick...forward/share with your friends on FB, Twitter, Insta, whatever!!
2)  I start my brand new job next week at Spin Master.  I am very very very excited to be the new Head of U.S. Human Resources.  Woohoo!
3)  I had my first mediocre reading this week (which looking back, wasn't quite as bad as I thought).  I have reflected and definitely learned the lessons and know what to do differently next time.  Sometimes, I can be so hard on myself.  I guess that's a good thing :/
4)  My apologies that is has been two weeks since I last wrote a blog.  I will do my best to ensure it does NOT happen again.
5)  I have actually seen the Temple Below in real life.  Pictures can only start to do it justice.