Life Hack: Say something positive
Seems simple enough, doesn't it? Just say something positive. Today's emotional climate just doesn't lend itself to positive thinking. I had a really difficult encounter today and it got me spiraling on everything I've written - because I wondered if it was helpful or negative.
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Sometimes it's better to walk away
Recently I left a job that I was at first over the moon about. I felt appreciated. I loved the volunteers I worked with. I felt like I was doing a community service. I felt like a right hand to the 80 year old Executive Director I reported to. One problem: she wasn’t elderly at all, she just was unwilling to learn and advance her know-how so that she could do her job. Turns out, she was almost exactly my age, but her mannerisms over the phone and inability on video calls made her seem much older. Elderly even. Now I no longer felt like I was helping someone, I felt used. I felt like I was being conned into doing my boss’ job. Read More>>>