DOUBLE BOOKED: But Giving Back Feels So Darn Good
Have you ever double booked?
Sure you have. You’re so focused on pleasing everyone that you’re running around saying, “YES I CAN DO IT!” Until the day arrives; you realized the times overlapped, and you’ve promised to be in two places at the same time.
I woke up Sunday morning thinking how am I going to pull this off? I’m scheduled to serve for the first time at church, andddddd volunteer for a local art fair. Both venues were counting on me what shall I do? :-/
Was there a loophole? Don’t know, didn’t look for one. I had to woMAN up and attend both. Even if that meant leaving one location early in order to make it to the next. It didn’t hurt to ask right? It was my fault, and I didn’t catch the mistake until two days prior.
How did I overbook?
- I didn’t pay attention to the dates.
- I didn’t read the emails in their entirety.
All the time I preach about reading things thoroughly, and I FAILED AT THAT THIS WEEK.
So, what was the outcome?
I went to church prepared to serve at 8:45 am, explained that I had to be somewhere else by 11:30 am. Meaning I needed to be relieved from my duties by 11 am. The response, “that’s perfect, we can break everything down, we conclude serving at 11:01.”
Whew! **wipes brow**
All it took was a little communication to resolve my pressing issue. I spent the rest of the afternoon on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan greeting patrons of the 56th Annual Krasl Art Fair.
I’ll tell you one thing though…
Six hours on your feet in the sun is no joke. I didn’t think about my feet hurting until 30 minutes before the end of my shift. I guess I was a having a lil bit of fun.
My lesson is to slow down, and read everything before committing. Even though everything worked out perfectly, I may not run into a situation like this next time. It always feels great to give back and not look for recognition for doing so, but take it from me be sure to check your calendar for times and dates before saying, YES!
How will you give back this summer? Any ideas, or looking for ways to give back? I can help! Respond to this email or on social media @SteeleLens and let’s get ready to PAY IT FORWARD!
Until next time! Stay Motivated.