I had to circle back and apologize to my colleague Erin, because I went into a John McEnroe inspired tantrum when my client hung up.
Meanwhile, I couldn’t do any email or writing to calm myself down…because the data transfer from the old to new MacBook Air took nearly 48 hours. That’s two days. In the middle of the week. Mylanta!?
Staying calm is important
Looking back, I’m reflecting on my volatility. This was definitely a first-world problem. Technology is not without moments of insanity. I take the advice of others seriously, and I take my client work seriously. Too seriously?
Once I calmed down, I learned how to switch the phone back to 4G and I was happy again. And everyone was just fine.
Good leaders trust in the expertise of others to help them accomplish amazing things. And sometimes, self-inflicted stress causes bad decisions.
What self-inflicted stress is getting you rattled?