If I’m being honest, I feel like I’m kicking ass everyday for the simple fact that I’m living in London. That might be super cheesy and spark some eye rolls but hey, it’s the truth.
Today I feel like I’m kicking ass in work right now.
Let me start by saying that this week has been absolutely mental. This was my last week doing holiday cover for a colleague, which means that I essentially stepped into her project and kept the ball rolling for the last three weeks. In true fashion, I was absolutely flat out all week. It ended up being the busiest week of the three I’d had with the client - I held 11 interviews with employees, wrote 13 job descriptions, and prepared everything to hand back over to my colleague, all within three days.
On top of that, my upcoming project team was trying to get my attention and get me prepped early so that when I show up on Monday I at least LOOK like I know what I’m doing. And on top of THAT, I had an outline to write for a blog post on cyber-security talent that I had to write for 10am this morning.
Essentially, it was a perfect storm and I’ve been concerned all week that I was going to let a ball drop or I wasn’t going to meet everyone’s expectations.
Turns out, I had nothing to worry about.
When I handed back over to my colleague, I was worried that I hadn’t done enough. I was pleasantly surprised that both my colleague and manager were extremely pleased and said that I’d done more than either of them had expected.
When I walked into the meeting to review the outline, I immediately said to my Senior Manager ‘you’re probably going to think that this is absolute crap.' Again, I was pleasantly surprised that she actually liked everything that I’d written.
Oh, and the prep for my next project went really well also.
So yeah, I definitely feel like I’m kicking ass this week.
It’s funny that we stress so much leading up to an event, or an interview or a meeting when 9 times out of 10 we realise that we really didn’t have anything to worry about in the first place.