“Own Who You Are and…”

Philippians 1-6

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Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:  …… Philippians 1:6 KJV

  • Always be willing to learn and grow
  • Don’t change for anyone but YOURSELF
  • Strive to be the BEST YOU, you can be!

If you are waiting for someone else to look at you differently, to treat you better or to change for you, etc.  I’d strongly suggest that you search yourself first and then your perspective of others and what they think about you will change.  Trust me, I speak from experience …but that’s a whole ‘nother story!  But what I want to share with you today, is what prompted this post…

There had been a few incidents that had occurred during my organizing sessions, that made me doubt my true calling. As I was questioning the Lord about whether I misunderstood what He called me to do, this is what He said to me…

“Own who you are … I will finish what I’ve started in you!”

Since starting Order Your Steps, 6 years ago, I’ve been blessed that I have not had any major mishaps, i.e. “breaking stuff”! 😦  However, in spite of the recent mishaps, the clients had been very understanding, but the endless loop of thoughts in my mind had really been wearing on me.  I am sure that this never happens to you…  when those inner voices make us 2nd-quess who we are and our abilities!

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Now, the Lord did clarify for me that my gift is organizing, NOT moving stuff!! :-/ But I’m learning, although it’s difficult, to accept my humanity.  As I’ve shared many, many times, I really don’t like to make mistakes, and yes, even “constructive criticism” is a bit painful. But I’m learning to store it away for now, since I’m sure that it will be very useful in the future.

“Own who you are … I will finish what I’ve started in you! 

I had a friend to ask me “when will I get to easy street? You know, when I’ll have all the answers”…  I told her that when you think you have reached easy street, there is another road “up the way”!

 

A Life Lesson

Before I leave this phase of my life, I must share with you a Wake-Up Call that I received from one of my managers that I will never forget.  In 2005, there was another one of those calls to the manager’s office.  In the pit of my stomach, I knew things were not going to be good.  He had my first and only formal letter of concern waiting for me on his desk.  Before he gave me the letter, he started to outline for me, one by one, situations and circumstances that he had observed, all of which were opportunities in my character as a leader, and I quote “Leadership starts with setting appropriate standards and expectations for their people and role modeling those behaviors they expect.”  My behavior had been “inconsistent with true leadership” and had negatively impacted the performance of my team.  Unfortunately, I had been deeply engrossed in purchasing a new home (which had been a total nightmare to say the least), but that was totally irrelevant at that moment.

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Chaos at work and Chaos at home, TOTALLY out of control.  But that conversation with my manager, made me sit down and re-center my life.  This wasn’t about performance objectives, it was ALL ABOUT ME!  … And I couldn’t deny anything he had said.  As you may remember from an earlier post, I really don’t like to ERR….OR and I may not have mentioned it, but constructive criticism is difficult for me to swallow.  This Large Pill went down, but it went down HARD.   But I re-grouped quickly!

“Your positive attitude and open-mindedness you displayed in our meeting was very encouraging”…. 

As I state the obvious, you must maintain a Balance of Home and Work.  Although one may require more focus than the other, you cannot lose sight of either. 

PRIORITIZE BY TASK!

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Be prepared not to leave the recognition event until you have presented awards to your team!

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Schedule Field Time with employees at least three (3) times a week

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Well, you get the picture!

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