3 Lessons From an Awkward Valentine's Day Hug
"I'm a hugger. Is that ok?"
"You're hungry? Uh... yeah, I guess we could order food"
Ya girl can be totes awk when she's nervous. 😬
It felt like when you're an SDR just out here dialing with no connects in the last 20 calls and then suddenly a CEO picks up on the 3rd ring and you damn near forget your name. 🙃
So I did what I always did in that situation: I kept it real 😎
I opened up about the tough place I'm in, losing a job I love, the uncertainty and just ya know, how bummed I've been.
What she did next was a Master Class in well, class.
1. She was empathetic- She listened intently and at one point interjected to say " Yeah, you deserve to get to cry about this", having sensed my attempt to appear stoic.
2. She was vulnerable- she shared too, about times she'd faced similar circumstances.
3. She. Was. Fierce.- Seriously there is steal in her gaze and the overarching theme of her advice was to fight for myself and what I believe in.
Then, she bought me a ticket to MOMA and set me free in San Francisco tearless and fearless once again.
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