Week 17 – Permission and Specialized Knowledge
I feel like I am starting this blog early this week but am actually about right on schedule. Crazy how busy life can be at times. Tonight I had an interesting issue that I could not explain. This week with the Ben Franklin excel isle I am looking for Specialize Knowledge. It was also encouraged that we give ourselves permission to become who we are destined to be. Interesting concept. So back to the happenings tonight. I had gone to WinCo a store that does not take credit cards, and for the life of me at the checkout I could not remember my PIN for my ATM card. I know the 4 digits but apparently (even though I had not changed this for years) could not recall the right sequence or maybe something else happened. I was profoundly reminded of Specialize Knowledge and the need for permission to access my funds. Profound to me being a tech especially. Been seeing quite a few of these things around also this week while they have always been there it seems like I certainly had many more observances than usual of obvious Specialized Knowledge. Some as simple as someone o np the phone looking up a part number, or the copier repair guy suggesting a need for a replacement in the HR copier soon based on pages printed, or the escalated ticket I am having to patiently wait on technicians to escalate, discuss, and debate what an issue is while I have people looking to me to resolve their problem. I have some knowledge of what needs to happen conceptually, and can see the logs as we are removed together but their software and the specifics are beyond me, very Specialized Knowledge indeed.
Loving the course and searching for those virtues in others. I have a lot on my plate and would normally be stressing it buti know that that would do me no good and that I am doing all I can. Just taking it in stride and truly being in the now and doing what I can. I feel empowered now and much less stressed because I have shifted my perspective and worry is just unnecessary. I still strive to do well and do not take it lightly that things are not going as planned but while I know people are agitated over the situation it serves me not to do so and I am keeping the door shut. I don’t go there. I have Stopped It!
Thanks for the insight of creating an amazing course Mark AND Davene.