Among a list of my personal qualities I would include my ability to identify and navigate stress with a calm, clear head. My oldest dearest friend described my best personal quality by saying, ‘Mel, you are a doer! You say you’re going to do something, and you do it! You don’t deliberate it for months & years then change your mind’. I suppose that is true. I just couldn’t see it.
My colleagues tell me that I have a wonderful ease with everyone. I am an effective relationship builder and I treat everyone as equals. In regards to ‘Value’, I would say that I approach my life and my work from a broad perspective being aware of how each interaction affects the well being of the other person or business. I don’t see things from a limited personal perspective that focuses more on ‘what’s good for me’.
As far as what I am most proud of, I would say that I try not to add to other people’s worries and fears. I don’t encourage people to spiral into old thought habits. I always try to bring people back to the present reality insofar as they allow me to. But, ultimately, you can only lead a horse to water. You can’t make them drink it. That too is a strength that I have spent much time working on. Knowing and accepting that you can’t do the work for someone else. It has to come from them. There is great freedom in not feeling the need to fix people and accepting things as they are.