Monday, April 12, 2010
During my last appointment, we realized that her birthday is just a few days before mine, in April. "Hey," Robin said, "that means you're an Aries, like ME!" I laughed and told her I didn't believe in Astrology. This is partly due to the fact that the description for my "sign," Aries, couldn't be further from accurately describing me!
To prove my point, I went to astrology-online.com. Here's an excerpt of what was written for Aries:
Actually, if you were to ask me to give a description of the exact OPPOSITE of myself, I would probably repeat this quote to you, word for word! The truth is, I've NEVER been a good leader. The few times that I've found myself in a leadership position, I've been extremely uncomfortable, and usually pretty ineffective.
During my last job as a performer at Universal Studios, one of my responsibilities included training new girls into my role. Fortunately for me, the girls they hired were exceedingly talented and needed very little instruction, because I was an abysmal trainer. I'd hear myself say things like, "Do you think we should run it again?" or "Do you feel like you've got it now?" Pathetic. I was ridiculously uncomfortable and infinitely relieved when the whole process had concluded.
I used to be ashamed of my lack of leadership skills. Being in charge means you are outgoing, confident, and organized. Clearly, the only conclusion for me to draw, based on my bossy-deficient manner, was that I possessed none of these admirable traits.
He observed how, on breaks, I'd find a quiet corner and go through the steps he had just demonstrated. He said my questions during the learning process were always well-timed and intelligent, and helped the whole cast. And then he thanked me for making his job so easy.
Grandma Simmons used to say, "Too many chefs spoil the soup." Meaning, you need ONE chef to create the recipe, and a whole bunch of COOKS to carry out the plan! If too many chefs try to take charge, disaster is sure to ensue.
Hang around me for awhile. I can assure you, your soup will ROCK (And there won't be any gray hairs in it, either!!)!!
What about you? Are you a leader? A follower? Either way, join me in embracing your awesomeness!!
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