Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Reaching goals via a new teammate

I'm a good trainer, dare I say better than good? No, I won't do that. But I know my limitations.

Which was a topic for a previous post, not today.  Today, I continue my mission to talk myself up more.  I have a new teammate.  I've had him for two training sessons and today I helped him on his first solo day.

One thing I struggle with is introducing myself to leaders in my area.  So, as a means of getting used to reaching out my own hand, I made sure to introduce my teammate to leaders and coworkers he might come into contact with. It was good practice during our training days because last week, I purposely sought out the park duty manager at opening.

Turns out, he's from the same hometown as my dad.  Made my day.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Okay, so here it is

I have hard time bragging about myself.  I mean, I LOVE LOVE LOVE to talk to people about everything.  But, when it comes to singing my accolades, I just can't seem to do it very well.  I had a sit-down with a leader recently where I said maybe I need to start talking about myself kind of like a third person.  Not in third person, but more like I'm talking about someone else.....more like acting.  Pretending to be someone else that really is me.  I know, you're not likely following what I'm saying.

I second-guess myself.  A LOT.  Too much in fact.  I'm quick to say what I don't do right or can't accomplish.  Yet I hesitate to say what I do well.  So I'm going to start a list here so I can add to it.

  • I use social media to update my coworkers when there is a change in parking, block-out dates, or general work information
  • I use the same social media to assist coworkers in switching their shifts, especially those that don't have access to social media.
  • I do a lot of communicating, to the point my teammates tease me about my emails.  (though few will admit how helpful it's been)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

bronchitis and sensitive gag reflex do NOT mix

In fact, they make for a very yucky combination and a miserable 7yo child.  So miserable, that he's barely eaten since last weekend.  He did eat an entire Happy Meal last night, but that was pretty much it for the entire day.  It's 1:20 now and he's yet to eat anything today.  His philosophy?  can't puke what you don't eat.