It’s been a hard, hard quarter for my team at work.
One in which they’ve had had the rug pulled out from under them, in more than one proverbial way, more than once. One in which they’ve had to say goodbye to teammates they truly cared for. One in which they’ve had to work extra hard anyway to beat the odds on a terrible retail season.
Still – every day, they come in and kick ass. They are the most outstanding group of colleagues I’ve ever had. Bright, creative, energetic, funny, cool as hell. Somehow, they never run out of brilliant ideas, enthusiasm, or team spirit. They amaze me. Here I am, the boss now, and they’re the ones teaching me.
When I barely survive a hard day full of plans getting shat all over at the last minute, and I think I just can’t make it through another one, I smack myself across the face and say, “LAURA V.’S NOT WHINING RIGHT NOW!” or, “ARMINDER IS GONNA BE IN THE OFFICE BEFORE YOU TOMORROW, YOU ASS!”
All of them show up for more. Again and again.
And somehow, they always look hella hot when they do, too.
To showing up and looking good when you do: perhaps my mantra for 2015…