As the newest member of Bauman Consulting Group, LLC I thought about writing a blog introduction where I, essentially, copy and paste a LinkedIn profile by telling you what I have professionally done, what I am really good at, where my academic areas of interest are, what I can bring to the team, and exactly how I can help you. Instead, I want to take a moment to tell you, the person reading this that might be interested in some of the amazing services that we offer, that I am just like you. I am sure we have dealt with some of the same professional or personal struggles. We are both human.
My entire journey began at 3 am during a conversation with my mentor while I was working graveyard shift. If you have ever worked on a skeleton crew, you are familiar with the complaints that arise. Why were our ideas not listened to? Why were our voices not as valued? Did people even know how much we do at night? This specific conversation took a change though when I was asked what I could do for myself to change the outcomes. To figure out this answer, it meant looking at my short comings and my strengths. What could I make even better, what did I need to work on, and what was clearly so out of my skillset that I needed to trust others to do?
Over the next few weeks I plan to write about how I got to the point of liking lists, showing up on time, and having set places for everything. I’m fortunate that I have had the guidance of mentors, friends, and family to get me from being late for everything to being the one that can manage multiple calendars. However, just as quickly as I realize how much support I’ve had I realize that not everyone is as lucky. I’ll share my journey to organization with you all and hopefully offer some tips.
Some of these areas include:
- Punctuality (aka my Achilles heel)
- My love of lists
- Strategic planning
- Knowing my strengths and weaknesses
- Remembering names
Through telling my story and how I worked through some of these hurdles in professionalism, I hope they can offer you some help. If you are interested in having some guidance and encouragement along your journey please, please check out the services we offer and reach out! I can’t make your calendar or create the perfect team for you but I can tell you how to work with it to make the best of yourself!