Happy Monday! Here we are . . . almost to the middle of April! That means we are almost at mid-point for our 3rd Annual Administrative Blog-a-thon. Every year, we host this special Blog-a-thon to honor individuals who are a vital part of every organization. It does not matter what size or industry or the part of the world in which an organization exists. Have you ever really taken the time to think how offices and managers would effectively function without these integral people?
This year, I selected a special theme for the Blog-a-thon called It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional. I chose this because, deep down, I truly believe it is a very cool career. If you want to know why, read the Blogs we have been posting but more importantly, read what those in the career are saying as to why it is COOL.
A week ago, I was fortunate to be presenting a full-day workshop at a company in Pleasanton, CA. I thought it would be fun to survey the attendees and see why they think their career is cool. One administrative assistant said, “I am the right hand man of one of the most brilliant people in the world.” She truly meant it. Another attendee said, “I have built many personal relationships with people I have met through my executive because of his work and through his connections in the community.” That’s way COOL, isn’t it?
As you travel through the week of April 11, instead of thinking about all the work you have to get done and the pressure of your job; the meetings you schedule and reschedule; the 100s of emails you need to manage. . . every day, think of one reason that your job is really COOL. I bet you can come up with at least 5 per day.
Wishing you a wonderful week. I hope the sun is starting to shine where you live and you are seeing signs of spring.
All the best,