Caring for Samantha taught me many different things.
She taught me to look at the facts with a critical eye.
She taught me to ask questions and pay attention….and that no one sitting in the room is exempt from a question.
She taught me to focus and to check everything…..to be passionate and diligent about the work I did.
Because that work was about her.
Because it was indeed about arms and legs.
Being back in the business world, her teachings have paid off. I am focused, somewhat direct and I check everything.
Apparently I have become a little passionate about the work I do now….perhaps a little too passionate, perhaps a little overzealous.
I sat in a meeting today about a client I will have in January. Decisions were being made about the future of this client and I didn’t say a thing.
But I have to voice my opinion…decisions made here will affect me….
So I did…I spoke….. but the voice that came out wasn’t the business Heather of four years ago. It was Hospital Heather whose last meeting around a table involved four doctors, two specialists and the welfare of my child. Apparently this voice had been cooped up a little too long.
Whoa Girl….it is no longer about seizure control….it’s about marketing.
I was able to dial it back but I found myself searching for old Business Heather with perhaps a Hospital Heather flair. I can only wonder what my colleagues think…..
Wow….that Heather really, really cares about her clients!
Yeah, but maybe that second latte’ should be decaf.