So I was thinking and I had an idea. In my last post I mentioned a list that came out of the Oprah magazine. I really loved that list. I thought it might be fun to take them apart one by one. It's just, I'm kinda tired. All that's going on it yoga and running and recruiting. I've pretty much beaten those dead horses(just a saying). Well, except for the recruiting one, which leads me to my point.
*When people show you who they are, believe them the first time*
The other day I was on the phone and a seemingly nice girl was telling me why she would be great for a job in Pharmaceutical Sales. I just take down the information. That's my only job. The thing is, why don't some people know when they have said enough? There is NO reason to tell me that 15 years ago you sold medical staples and practiced on dogs. I mean, seriously, stop it. I don't want to hear that. It does not pertain to this job. It is something I would take to my grave if I were you.
Okay, so that hasn't shown me "who you are." I just thought I needed to mention that. As a little word to the wise, should anyone be interviewing for a new job. Stay on point. Don't ramble. Highlight the GOOD things. Try to avoid talking about when you were unkind and maiming animals.
Anyway, so reel it back in (you know that's for you Christy). What was I talking about? Oh yes, the Oprah saying, "When people show you who they are, believe them the first time." I have really learned this well this past year. I have a habit of loving everyone. I trust everyone. Even when they seem to have some more Machiavellian tendencies (thanks Wep), if their good ones make me laugh and seem nice I can kind of brush those not so good qualities under the table. I'm not going to do that anymore. I'm 39. My very dear friend Christina told me when she turned 40 she stopped trying to be such a people pleaser. I get it now. I really do. It's time to be a little more choosy. Not to let people get away with so much. What's that saying? "If it looks like a duck, and it sounds like a duck, it must be a duck." I'm keeping my eyes out for ducks now, I got bitten by one when I was a kid. I should have been more careful after that.