PUT YOUR OXYGEN MASK ON FIRST
You have core values but many of you haven’t take the time to figure them out. To do it properly, you really need to devote time to it. When I first identified mine, the process took about an hour through a facilitator and small group session. Through that experience, I came up with the core values of optimism, trust, honesty, enthusiasm, and teamwork. In some ways, it matches my “I” personality on the DISC spectrum. That’s why the pause in the training hurt even more. I believe I am an influencer.
So, I picked myself up, dusted myself off, and I met again with the coordinator and her committee to determine how we would adjust the training to better fit their needs. I learned through some of my own investigation of sorts a little bit more about why the issue ever happened. We figured out the best way to proceed and the training continued.
Just like any time you “fail”, it was a great lesson. Just like any time something like this happens, there is fault on all sides. If you lean in on your core values and realize that sometimes you win and sometimes you learn, it can be valuable in your life and future. As a matter of fact, the theme of sometimes you win, sometimes you learn, comes from three books John C. Maxwell wrote with that title. One is a children’s version, a second for high school, and a third for adults.
The trainings went on after some adjustments. We ended up in a very good place with the company and I with the coordinator. The core values did their thing. They rescued me. The training was a success.
If this had happened several years ago, I would have been a wreck. I’m certain you can pick out a situation where it didn’t turn out as you wished. You worked your tail off and didn’t get the expected result….to be continued…