Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Nothing important happened today

Not surprisingly, 06-06-06 passed without incident. At least, nothing major occurred that I am aware of. The whole thing reminded me a little bit of the advent of January 1, 2000, though the hype associated with that date was far more overblown. At any rate, the day has come and gone, and just as it was with 1/1/00, nothing important happened today on the global front.

In my world, though, things get curiouser and curiouser.
I received a phone call this morning from one of the chief competitors of the company I used to work for, asking me if I would like to come work for them. Initially, I declined, as I would still be paid on a commission basis. However, after talking a bit more with the woman who called me, and finding out what I would have made with their company based on the same amount of business I wrote for the company I was with, I had to reconsider.

She told me she would pass my information along to sales director for this area, and we would go from there. A few hours later, I spoke with the sales director, and she told me that the first woman spoke very highly of me when she called. I thought this was funny, because I'm thinking...It's just me, and all I really did was talk to the woman and answer questions she had about my resume. I had no idea that I was making such a good impression, as it wasn't what I set out to do at all. I was just talking.
Then, later in the evening, I attended a meeting regarding another (very good) opportunity that had come my way. One of the people attending the meeting introduced herself to me and said, "It is so good to finally meet you! I've heard phenomenal things about you!"

This is all very, VERY amusing to me, because I truly have no idea what on earth these people are saying about me that is so wonderful, or why they are even saying them. This is not false modesty...I truly do not know what it is about me that people are so impressed with. I'm just out there, trying to earn a living by doing something I love, which is talking to people. If I can sell a product and make a bit of money while doing that, all the better. I've just been amazed, though, at the people who have been telling me lately how impressed they are with me. I think it's funny, because I feel like a complete idiot most of the time. lol

I guess, though, that if you are doing what you love, good things will come to you. I enjoy talking with people. I'm lousy at administrative work, although I can do it if I have to. I do not enjoy work that keeps me stuck in a stock room or behind a desk. I enjoy being out there, talking to people, getting to know people, etc...And I really think that if I can cultivate that and build on that, I do have a promising future ahead of me in any number of careers.

Still, it is funny to me that anyone would be impressed with me. If they only knew...

Well, you really are impressive. But I know exactly what you're giggling at. I've had the same thing happen to me and I've found myself smirking, wondering if there's a hidden camera somewhere or if the poor dope is oxygen deprived...
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