The week of October 15, 2022, I had: 1) a houseguest for a week, and 2) terrible stomach flu.
Friday of that week, my guest left and I went to Urgent Care for an IV because of my dehydration.
Imagine my surprise when the PA at Urgent Care told me, “I want you to go to the emergency room – right now.”
I went to the closest ER and checked in. I was in that ER for three days with Atrial Fibrillation. I am scheduled for ablation on Friday, Dec. 9th.
Interesting story, but how does it relate to advocacy, courage, or confidence you ask?
I’d love to hear your ideas about how it relates!
“Right now” resonated with me. For the past couple of months, I have done nothing “right now” maybe because I felt weak but didn’t know why.
Whatever the reason, I will be more diligent with my “right now” opportunities. I pledge to do things “right now” in 2023. BTW-did you miss my monthly newsletters? (Don’t answer that!)
I called a few of my friends from the ER and one of them came to check on me after work. She stayed for a while and was both supportive and empathetic.
She returned on Saturday for most of the day. I feel for the doctors and nurses who worked with me. They had both Mary and me questioning them and Mary was taking copious notes.
I was released late Sunday afternoon. Mary was there to make sure I got out of that place. She escorted me home, stayed while I took a shower, then left.
About that shower…I was admitted On Friday, mid-afternoon – discharged late afternoon Sunday. I went home in the same clothes that I had on when I was admitted. Also, the sheets on my bed were never changed during those three days! The blood that was a result of the IV, was still on those sheets.
Of course, I reported these issues in the exit interview with the hospital “advocate.”
IT TAKES COURAGE
“Right now” takes courage and confidence. At times it is easier to procrastinate. You Get to Choose if you will do things “right now”…or not.
It takes courage and confidence to start a new program – especially “right now.”
It takes courage and confidence to promote our programs. And of course, we have to believe in the program.
It takes courage and confidence to attend networking events, even more, if you are the speaker.
RIGHT NOW ATTITUDE
Please join me next year in taking the “right now.” attitude.
Do you want your associates to adopt the “right now” mindset? Have me come in and help them adjust and adapt.
Do You want to be a “right now” kind of leader? Let’s meet to see if we are a good match for a mentoring experience.
Are you a member of a professional association? Please send me the contact information for the program chair.
I look forward to 2023. Do you?