I was so excited to have my business shouted out on WPGC 95.5 by @justcuriouspoe for my offer to help furloughed government employees with resume writing. As you know, if it can be written I can write it! In addition to that I had a client consultation that evening about doing a professional bio. Needless to say, I was on the TOP of my game that day.
But as quickly as I was pumped up, it came crashing down. The potential client decided that my writing style was not what he was look for. I have told y'all before that writing has a style; style is not just about fashion or hair! Oddly enough no one reached out to me after I was on the radio, but that's okay, as long as people understand that I am here to help whenever they need it. But the worst thing was hearing that my work nemesis (y'all know I still work for 'the man') decided to put my name in her mouth yet again and try and drag me down.
This is the fourth time I had to deal with her and her mess. As I sat quietly alone in my house crying in frustration and sadness and not sure if I could go on at that job, I was reminded of something. No matter where I go or what I do there will always be a nemesis. In order to be the boss lady that I know I am I have to put on my big girl pants and deal with that fact!
Sometimes the right course of action when dealing with a nemesis is to walk away, and sometimes it's to face the issue head on and speak up for yourself. First, you have to be honest with yourself and acknowledge YOUR part in the issue. Your part may be BIG or small, but you always play a part. You have to be honest with yourself (and sometimes others) and verbally acknowledge your part. That is the only way you will ever begin to know the right #BossMove to make in your situation.