Professionalism Is Not An Orphan
"She makes too many jokes - how unprofessional!"
"She doesn't think exactly like me - how unprofessional!"
"Why is he dressed like THAT? How unprofessional!"
"You can't POSSIBLY know as much as I KNOW!"
We humans love to pass judgement, don't we?
In our business, there is a lot of volleying around of that word - PROFESSIONALISM.
Some of us think that WE are the most professional in the room.
Perhaps in the city.
Maybe . . . in the Universe! (that I own and operate, don'cha know?) 3:)
Far be it from me to tell you what to think, especially since you'll think what you want anyway. And I am in love with your individuality! <3
What is PROFESSIONALISM to lil' ol' me?
Well . . .
Professionalism is educated, but never condescending.
Professionalism is elegant, but never stuffy.
Professionalism is intelligent, sensible, intuitive.
Professionalism is emotional as well as dispassionate, and can anticipate when heart or head must lead.
Professionalism is bold, assertive -- but without unnecessary heroism or histrionics.
Professionalism is energetic, but also grounded.
Professionalism keeps the big picture ever in mind, but doesn't miss a detail.
Professionalism carries its weight, and provides assistance when necessary.
Professionalism comes from a place of centeredness that is unshakable, no matter the circumstance.
Professionalism has an engaged brain, supported and fortified by a heart of gold.
Professionalism understands that win-win is always better than win-lose.
Professionalism attracts respect and admiration without effort.
Professionalism is more often revealed when things go wrong, than celebrated when they go smoothly.
Professionalism vibrates to a high rate, and attracts high-value others.
Professionalism sees the absurdity in life and our crazy business, and enjoys the process with humor and grace.
AND YES . . . Professionals get PAID. Usually quite well.
Finally . . . Professionals are allied and connected, everywhere -- inclusive, never exclusive.
They know that professionalism may be lonely at times . . . but at no time is it an orphan.
I see you, with all due regard and honor.
Now go sell something that will put you in a higher tax bracket!