Posted in Toastmasters

MidCities Achievers

Wow!  We had a Fabulous Meeting tonight for our MidCities Achievers Toastmasters Club.  We had 7 guests & 3 outstanding speakers lined up.

All the speakers did an exceptional job, Tinashe talked about being a Servant Leader, something near and dear to his heart, which wrapped up his 10th speech making him officially a Competent Communicator! 🙂

Our second speaker was Felicia, and man oh man, was she on Fiyah! 🙂 She was pitching the sale of a smile!  Can you believe it, selling a smile?  She has the smile to give the pitch, swing, and homerun!

Our final speaker of the night was the ever enjoyable, Kathy.  She put her ‘Kathy’ twist on giving effective evaluations to all present.  I can really use the advice since I will be competing in the Evaluation Contest for both my clubs (different areas, though).

Our seven guests: Jeffery, Fahim, Brad, Kirk, Calvin, Rick, & Arun were very encouraged and enjoyed the meeting immensely.  I believe everyone is planning on returning to our club in two weeks (after the holiday).

All in all, Fabulous Meeting, Fabulous People, & a Fabulous program are what I witnessed tonight. I am SO PROUD to call myself a member of MidCities Achievers! 🙂

Wondering what makes us so appealing to guests, come see us.  We meet every Monday at 6:30pm in the HEB Hospital Conference Building.  Check us out, Dear Bloggites, you won’t be disappointed, I guarantee it!

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~4-Ever, P

Posted in This & That

Learning the Balance

Hellooo, Dear Bloggites! 🙂  Sorry I have been out of touch, however, I have been very busy learning the balance. 

I started with a new company in March.  I changed jobs and stepped out into an exciting new adventure.  I love my job…high stress, bring it on; encouraging people to become the best, hells yeah; helping others, always down with that!  My job is Amazing and I am so glad I am in it.

One of the quick things I learned once I started this adventure is having to learn the balance.  I threw myself into this new adventure, and, like all previous adventures, it engulfed my UberGoofy World of P!

I know, it is my choice, and a choice I love making.  However, I started hearing grumbling from my friends and family…”you work too much”…”you never have time anymore”…”when do you stop working”…on and on.  So I had to reassess what I do in my world and stop and see what they were moaning and groaning about…LOL

In my reassessment, I realized I had stop doing all other activities when I first started my job, I always strive to be the best at all I do, and loving my job only fueled the fire to be the best.

Well, I had to learn the balance.  The beautiful dance of balance…fabulous!  One issue I found, because I was so busy, I had nothing going on except work.  So finding that balance was a mote point, at least to me…

I stepped back and started putting the things I had put off since joining the new company BACK into my life, and WOW, it was a big time reassessment!

Two things I know about myself: 1. Idle time is my enemy (I get into WAY TOO much trouble when I have it) and 2. I am a workaholic (is there a WA out there? Workaholics Anonymous…I bet they work in the meetings…).

Now, I think I have found that balance. I still do not have time for a relationship, but I am starting to allow time for dating; I am getting back into the beautiful world of ballroom dancing, something I have not done consistently in years (still a work in progress on this one); I do not log into work immediately after getting home and have limited myself to only four days of logging into the system instead of seven (hellooo, workaholic…don’t judge me); I make it a point to leave the office before the sun goes down most days instead of when it is rising again (where is that WA meeting?); and I have delved myself back into Toastmasters, something I love doing instead of cancelling appearances at meetings like I was doing.

I think I am getting better at learning the balance, and one thing I know for sure, I do love to learn!  So, for now, Dear Bloggites, I shall sign off, and with this new Learning the Balance thing going on, will make it a point (on those days I am not logged into work-WA anyone?) to check back in with you and see how your UberGoofy World is treating you! 🙂 

~4-Ever, P