Won’t Apologize For Being Tough Cookie
I realize I can be a lot like a hurricane, a tropical storm, a strong wind, all those things, and I can be a tough cookie when working on any project, can really be a tough one. To those who take life as easy breezy, whatever so what it happens when it happens, want to fly by the seat of my pants, don’t see any reason for planning way ahead, weather any storm as it comes, I can be a handful. I can be in your face, hawk flying over you, hovering all that. Should I apologize, hmmm…
Some might think I should, but I won’t. I won’t apologize for being me, for being a tough cookie who has learned that flying by the seat of your pants is a bad way to do businesses and makes you look like a fool. People will walk away if you don’t have your act together, so now I want to make sure that in any venture I engage in I have my act together, and that everyone I am dealing with has their act together. This week when I meet with a particular artist, and arts director, I want to make sure that I have all the elements together for this meeting. I don’t want anything left to chance. I want to make sure that we have a clear path laid out before us of direction for the organization. I don’t want her to think we don’t have our act together. I don’t want what I have deemed another “Eugenia Moment”. I don’t want to have anyone back out, or cancel or anything like that because we are not fully prepared. Am I a hovering hawk, tenacious in wanting answers ASAP, and all that stuff? Hell yeah, you bet! Do I apologize for it? Hell NO!! I expect people to have it together, and myself to have it together, for all the pieces to be in place before meetings, before doing any event, before anything. Flying by the seat of my pants may have been cute years and years, ions ago, now it wouldn’t be cute, it would be foolish and make me look foolish and incompetent and I refuse to do that to myself. I refuse to work that way, to be put in that position, so I can be a handful, but I make no apologies for that, never will.