So, I have to be real. I was about to start this blog and realized I hadn’t published the last one. So you, lucky reader, might get two amazingly inspiring blogs today. But it’s still really for me, so don’t worry about your reaction.
One of my favorite authors, is Barbara Corcoran. Well, she is not in the hotel industry, that I know of. But she could be if she wanted to. She’s talked about making up a report or giving yourself a title based on what you’re good at. I am the rebound queen.
I can take a hit and come back like nobody’s business. Whether it’s a marriage that didn’t work, or a job experience that I needed to walk away from, or my health which loves to challenge me at exactly the wrong time.
I come back, usually stronger, always smarter. I don’t do it alone, I widened my circle and listened to those who want me to succeed. My heart is stronger (EF is now 35-40) and I am feeling more myself. I had one of my doctor’s say I have never looked better and I am not faking it, like I used to.
It’s true, I would rather tell you how well I am feeling than show any weakness. But who has the time for that? I’ve got goals and faking my way to them won’t work. In sales, my greatness asset is honesty, ironic eh? But clients, owners and my colleagues trust me more when I am transparent. I can forget things like any human, but my colleagues can help that. And yes, technology too, but you have to remember something long enough to put it in your calendar and make those details so the dedication to do that is necessary.
Before heart failure, I was an avid reader and love to go into the library every two weeks to pick out two or three books. Now I might struggle to get through one book in the two weeks that the library allows you to have it. Well let’s be real I haven’t turned in library books on time for probably a year now. And they are so patient with me. The hardest part but I did it this week I finished one. And I went to pick up two more.
So baby steps but in the right direction. There’s a lot coming up, but I’m feeling confident to handle it all. The usual busy season at the hotel, my oldest daughter’s bridal shower, bachelorette trip and a trip to Dallas for a sales conference with my company. My oldest boys graduated in May from high school, and our youngest daughter is making some big life decisions.
It’s a big year, but I am the rebound queen. I bet I’m not the only one.