Tuesday, March 2, 2010
May I borrow a pen?
I love pens. No seriously. I LOVE PENS. As in I must have at least 25 within reach when I'm working. I don't know what this is, I just like cool pens and I like to know that I can grab one, at a moments notice, and write my name. Or write down what my manager just said so I don't forget my assigned task. What do they call those, an "opportunity"?
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” -Charles R.Swindoll
My sister once told me, "If my name is going on it, I want it to be right" (hi Melissa, I listened) She's absolutely right. When you're given a task, do you give it 100%? It's not always easy to do that, I'm well aware. If you work on something, giving it your all, your signature goes on that finished product. I don't know too many people that would want their signature to be written down on something mediocre. You want that signature to dazzle! Hey look what I did, isn't this awesome?
I got a new pink pen. Today I wrote my name with it, and then stared at my handwriting. It's evolved some from grade school, then on to high school and beyond.....but I still noticed that I've been making my capital T's like that for as long as I can remember. My signature, is part of me. Part of my "brand". Sometimes when I'm on the phone I doodle, almost always beginning with my signature, written with FLAIR like I'm a movie star giving her autograph. I wonder if doctors feel that way when they write out prescriptions, I don't know about you but I can never read them. I got one once that looked like a flat line on the heart rate monitor, I was thinking, well that's not a good sign, good grief.
Your signature doesn't always have to be your name written with a pen on a piece of paper. It can come from collaboration. When giving input during a staff meeting at the office, I am placing my signature on my ideas and handing them over to the rest of the team, verbally.
When asked my opinion on what color my cousins wedding should be, I offered my advice, signing it with "Tiffany" before handing it to her, through text of course.
Your ideas are your signature in a way I think. Your choices, how you spend your free time, even who you spend your time with. Your outlook on a day to day basis, begins and ends with your signature.
When you sign on the dotted line, be proud of it. Whatever it may be.
Breakfast with Tiffany is extremely early tomorrow, I have to be at the office when the birds start chirping. If you want to sleep in and join me next time, I understand.
PS Can I have your autograph?