LOOKING LEFT—ELLEN’S CHALLENGE
Before anyone classifies us as writing politically in this space, let me tell you why I’ve titled this week’s post “Looking Left”. First of all, I’m left-handed, and this week’s post is about me. Second, my challenge this week is found in the fact that I’m a Lowest C in the AcuMax Index hard-wiring survey. When you see the Lowest C on the graph, it appears all the way to the left. See? That wasn’t political—just my attempt at clever!
Following our own advice can be a challenge for us as much as it is for our clients. We like to think we practice what we preach most of the time, but weeks like this past one make it clear…we all have room to grow.
Changing schedules and moving things around is not stressful for me. As I mentioned, I am a Lowest C in the AcuMax Index hard-wiring survey, which means I adapt to change (heck, I often CAUSE the change) without losing productivity. It’s true that I have more “SQUIRREL!” moments than I would like, but I try to use it to my advantage as much as possible. I can be very flexible and fluid with managing deadlines and fitting in projects, and work extremely well under pressure. But it has its downsides as well.