Here’s the thing….
You will never be the perfect employee.
Did you hear the world crashing down all around you?
Oh, you will try.
There will be days that you feel like you are breaking your neck for a mere “good job” or a mighty thumbs up.
Other days you will wonder what it was that you even accomplished.
Sometimes you will do everything but dust the copy machine and I can guarantee you it will not be noticed.
Other days you can make a mistake and be called out in .1 seconds, flat.
Every single day you have the chance to write your story.
How will you take on that day?
How will you react to the positive and how will you react to the negative?
I am going to tell you something that you need to believe.
It may be hard, but it will enhance your ability to slay the day.
You are FLAWESOME.
You are awesome with flaws.
That perfection you strive for, won’t happen and THAT is okay.
You will be corrected. You will be critiqued. You will be told what you can do better.
None of those things define the type of key role you play on your team.
We all have strengths and weaknesses.
We all have things we rock at and things we roll at.
That is the way of the world.
I consider my sweet spot to be member relations.
I love talking to people, connecting with people, and creating loyalty through those connections.
I am good with people.
I genuinely like people.
My bitter spot? Numbers!
For as long as I can remember I have psyched myself out about calculations and mathematics.
It isn’t that I can’t do it, but as a high school math teacher once told me, “You overthink it and make it way harder than it should be”.
In fact, I still recall a middle school teacher who would call me up to the chalkboard (I’m that old…) and force me to do problems in front of my entire class while laughing at my shaking hands.
Ask my mother how long it took me to do the times tables.
I spent many nights hovered over my left over brussel sprouts at dinner saying “Listen, I really don’t care what 9X8 is mom….”
…and when Algebra entered my world…oh BOY..that was a whole new type of brain chaos.
Those things stick with you regardless of how much time travels by.
I am aware that I somewhat struggle in that area and acknowledging that is truly half the battle.
Being Flawesome means that you accept the good, the bad, and the downright annoying things about yourself and you celebrate them anyway.
You can be a Flawesome valued employee.
Here are three easy steps to Flawesomeness:
- Admit the FLAW(s) in Flawesome.
- Ask for help when you need it.
- Laugh about it and then keep on trying.
Life is a bit weird.
We are all a bit weird.
Might as well embrace this Flawesome life one day at a time.