Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Whoa Girl

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.

4 comments:

Deana said...

It's good you have a place to use your passion! I imagine you'll find out it works there too.

Heather said...

Ha! You know, though, go all out if you have to! The client will definitely remember you going to bat for them! Besides, don't you LOVE the flair of Hospital Heather? I mean, she's passionate, strong, sassy, and gets things done. I consider all of those qualities to be superior ones. Which, I might add, is why we're friends.

When are we gonna get that ride?

Elizabeth said...

This makes me smile -- the Business Heather charged up by the Hospital Heather.

Amanda said...

This cracks me up....I have some special 'whoa girl' perhaps too much coffee today, treats for you!