Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lost Cool, Charisma, and Charm

This past week I did an OSHA class for the OSHA Training Institute and a Safestart public workshop in Phoenix. The four days of training were great! I got great reviews for the OSHA class and great feedback at the Safestart public workshop. So what gives? Why did I lose my cool last night? Without spending time justifying my actions, I will say upfront, I over reacted and am apologizing right now. But, what is a Blog without explanation?

Camryn had performances this week for Broadway Lullaby which she was Lou McGrew, the mean curator of an orphan home. Lou does not let children out of her site and despises the fact the children want to escape. Camryn was a hit, she nailed all three performances. I recorded one and will be creating a DVD. At the end of the third and final performance the cast members came out to a quasi reception area to greet all the family members and take pictures. Here is where I lose my cool. I was standing still talking with Camryn, her friends and our family. All of the sudden, I had a mouth full of hair, someone had stepped on my toe, and literally elbowed me into the rib. Someone was backing up to try to take a much wider angle photo and they backed up into me without any regard to my position. I got upset and said some things I shouldn't have.

I said, "Cheese and Rice, Let me move out of YOUR way!" Out of line? I was understandably upset. Of course, I was conflicted and argued all the way out of the cafeteria where they were holding the show. I was wrong to say that. Especially when they tried profusely to apologize. I lost my cool. I am sorry phantom lady, I messed up and lost my cool. Gotta find it, gotta find it.

I was a klutz today, dropping an avocado on the floor, cutting onions with a butcher knife, forgetting to drink my coffee and I put Dijon mustard in the Tuna Melt tonight which nobody liked. I lost my charisma. Gotta find it, gotta find it.

I was stumped in writing an email tonight. I couldn't figure out the words to write. I was lost, I lost my Charm. Awe, man, do I gotta find it?

So, have you ever lost your Cool? Snap your fingers like the Jets in West Side Story and keep your cool. I will have to face my issues in the future because, I am sure that I will see the lady that shoved her hair in my mouth because her daughter is in the same grade as Camryn. I would be willing to bet that her daughter and my daughter will be in the same room together in the future as they enter into high school together. Do you think she will remember the big Filipino dude who stomped his foot in disgust? Keep your cool, and charisma and charm will follow. In other words, you shouldn't have to go looking for them, they should be right under your nose all the time. Don't be a Lou McGrew, you gotta keep Your Cool!


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Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this useful info. Keep updating same way.
Regards,Ashish Training and consultancy