I love a clean kitchen. Specifically, I love clean dishes. But I hate washing them.
At Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort, I hate trying to organize disorganized customers. Often, it takes numerous phone conversations, just to help them figure out exactly what they want to do, when they want to do it, and how many people will come with them. And because many of them wait to the last possible moment to reserve, it means a scramble to see what we even have available. Only when all of these decisions are made can we confirm the reservation.
As a manager of nearly 100 people, I hate the energy drain of employee bickering. I spend more time on individuals who are sure they are the best employee in the world, because they say so. These folks are certain they do more than ten others, are smarter than Socrates, and deserve more money than Bill Gates. Some of them may be right, but then again, why aren’t they running multi-billion dollar organizations? One of my best management strategies is to ask enough questions to help employees understand why circumstances are what they are. I spend a great deal of my work day helping to sort through facts beyond irrational emotions.
I also hate paying bills. Who wants to see the money you worked so hard for fly out the mailbox?
As a writer, I hate sitting still to write those first few lines. I catch myself procrastinating when I know I should work on a new scene or chapter. When I should buckle down to write a blog, an article, or another part of my book, I finally find the motivation to do my dishes, work on a management strategy, or pay my bills. Getting started is one of the hardest things I face.
This is a short list of everyday things I don’t like to do. And yet, I can’t escape any of them. So I fall back on an excellent word of wisdom….
(Stay tuned for Friday’s secret to success when you Do What You Don’t Like.)
What are the jobs you most dislike?
Anita FreshFaith @ Work
Romans 7:15 (NIV)
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Communications Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her family.