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Random Five Friday – Lessons

It’s Friday. It’s Random. Let’s go!

1. I’m off work today for the 4th time this month. One word?  Ahh.  That extra day smushed up to the weekend has allowed me time to breathe, relax and lean in.   One extra day and I’m rested and smiling more.  Lesson learned?  Listening to yourself is as important as listening to everyone else. Maybe more.

2.  Back in March, a conversation with a customer began by her shouting at me.  Since then, I’ve worked with multiple teams to fulfill her request (to get my company’s services at her new home) and we spoke often as I kept her updated on the construction progress. This week she got the news she’d waited to hear – a day later I received a “thank you” card in the mail. From her. The shouter.  Lesson reinforced?  Treat others the way you want to be treated and things usually work out in the end.

3. Four years ago I was in another job and working hard on a corporate project. The project lead joined us for dinner one night and I took the opportunity to get to know her better.  She is a woman my (male) boss had dismissed and labeled as cold. I found the opposite to be true.  Three years ago she became the Department head; two years ago I made it to the fourth of four interviews for the position I hold today. My interviewer?  That gal.  Tough, smart and thorough, she didn’t loft any softballs, but I still nailed it.  Lesson there?  Competence is great but when you invite people in that’s where the bridges are built.

4. Hubbs is off today, too.  Like me, he’s putzing around, not paying attention to his  smart phone, sipping coffee and enjoying a lack of schedule. He has a few errands to do, as do I, but later,  we’ll step out for dinner.   We’ll laugh, we’ll listen, and we’ll enjoy our time together.  Lesson:  Make time for romance and romance will make time for you.

5. Five years ago today our own Royal princess was born!  She’ll be with her Daddy and brother tonight and tomorrow a bunch of us will gather for cake and presents and bowling.  She’s an impish, lovable and smart little one and we’re so glad she’s ours.   Lesson:  Don’t blink.

 

What’s your Friday have in store?

 

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12 thoughts on “Random Five Friday – Lessons

  1. Great list, great lessons. And I just bet you’ll be wearing a flirty skirt tonight, right??? Happy weekend!

  2. What an upbeat week you had! I have always done best with bosses no one else likes. I grew the most, doubling my salary and span of control under one guy that people couldn’t stand. He pushed and wanted results. I can do that. It’s about the work. I appreciate when they see that. Perhaps I worked with too many old boys clubs where the golf links were as important to promotion as capabilities. Twirly skirts and holding hands are in order. Enjoy your grandchild. They grow up so fast. Our twins are already 8! How did that happen?

    • I agree – it is about the work. There are still some “old boys clubs” in play but those days are starting to slide behind us – starting to.
      We had a wonderful evening and are off to bowling today with our crew 🙂

      MJ

  3. My plans for the weekend? Well for starters…I’m heading to the landfill (lol…yeah…I cleaned out the tool shed). Then taking my best buddy out for supper and maybe a concert tonight…we just kind of let the evening fall into place; heading to the State Tournament tomorrow to watch a different friend work a game then supper with my cousin and his wife. Should be a great couplea days!!

    Have fun with your family and Hubbs!!
    R

    • Good for you, RR, cleaning out that tool shed is a big job and I’m sure it feels great to have it behind you. Hope you and the bride have a great weekend 🙂 MJ

  4. You ooze competence, professionalism and respect! You have definitely earned those 4 days.
    Happy Birthday to your Royal princess. She has a queen of a grandma.

    • Well thank you much, GS 🙂 Baby girl had a grand birthday weekend – with cousins and cake and presents and us – she beamed from ear to ear! MJ

  5. Don’t blink is excellent advice, one is sure to miss something! Glad you’ve had those extra days off, they make so much difference in a weekend.

  6. “Make time for romance and romance will make time for you” – I am writing this down! This resonated so strongly with me. My partner of 13 years, husband of 4 years, and I have learned that making time to enjoy time together is one of the most important things you can do in a marriage.
    Thanks for your words, this is a beautiful little post. 🙂
    Emma.

    • Thank you, Emma. I couldn’t agree more – sometimes we do everything for everyone else and have nothing left for that one special person who deserves us the most 🙂 I don’t know if you have children but my parents showed me that they loved each other by doing things with and for each other – without all of us kids. Great role models they were 🙂 MJ

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