Friday, December 4, 2009

Learning to Live in The Moment at Work

This week flew by. I'm sure it's the combo of lots of work, of getting back from vacation, of feeling the "I've got to do all of this right now" nature of December.

At work, we're planning some big projects, that we need to triple bid and brief lots of people on. I'm setting up a photo shoot for next Thursday. (Stay tuned, folks, I'll likely be doing my first voice over and hand modeling for this!) We had a project launch on Tuesday.

As the new boss person, I get to help the team with all of this exciting stuff. I love that. I love helping the team tackle big, fun projects. I love seeing everyone grow and learn new things. It's fun. It's also really hard because I want to be the kind of boss that's always available for the team. That means putting my own projects and work on hold as things come up so I can listen and be present when someone else needs something.

I find I'm learning a lot every day about being present, being in the moment. It's amazing because in my head, I'll admit, I'm dying to look back at my email as people are talking. There's so much going on that every moment seems precious.

But then I remember what it was like to have a boss who really listened, who stopped what they were doing and looked me in the eye when I needed something. That's how I want to be. I want to be present. I want each person to know I'm not wasting my time or their time multi-tasking in that moment. It's been a really amazing week in that regard, really recognizing what great bosses I've had and trying to learn how to be more like each of them.

How was your week back from Thanksgiving?


Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

It sounds like you had a good week. Good luck on being the new boss person. It sounds like you are already doing a fabulous job. I read in your about that you are in advertising. It sounds like interesting and fun work. I just signed up for my first class in computer graphics. I hope to become a web designer.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Sheri said...

GL as the head boss woman person. :) I know you will do great. Sounds like a great group of people to work with and great company!

Brandy said...

My week back to working at home after Thanksgiving has been HECTIC to say the least. I have yet to get anything I need to do done because this week my two sons took turns being very, very out of their norm and my oldest wasn't acting normal this week either, very dramatic and emotional she was.

Now the weekend is here and I plan to spend a quality weekend with them in hopes it means my week will be better and their week will be better!

Farrah said...

Congrats for being the new boss lady! That's awesome. :-)

Stopping by from SITS...

Maricris Zen Mama said...

That's a very good perspective. With all the hustle & bustle of life, sometimes it is just hard doing that. Congratulations on your promotion. I'm sure you'll be a great boss!

Liz said...

Sounds like you are settling right on in to your new position! I hope everything continues to go well for you.