You know all that talk about every failure that you go throught is another learning experience to climb higher? It is good yes, but it won’t prevent us from getting a lecture from your boss who expects no “learning experiences”.
You know all that talk about every failure that you go through is another learning experience to climb higher? It is good yes, but it won’t prevent us from getting a lecture from your boss who expects no such “learning experiences”.
Just the thought of it being a learning experience won’t make sitting through the session more enjoyable. Try imagining you sitting in front of your boss while he glares you down. Then every thing happens in slow motion. You see his mouth open slowly; see the pearly whites in his mouth; spot the piece of spinach from lunch stuck in his molars; then when his mouth is at full extension, you feel a gust of warm air rush to your face; you have no choice but to squint your eyes as the torrent of words and spit launch at you, causing your cheek to be pulled backwards; and as this “man vs wild” situation occurs, all you have in your head, hiding in a dark recess is a slight glimmer of happiness – a chance for a learning experience. Pffffffft.
What learning experience? I’m human too. I’m a hot blooded male on top of that. Anyone screams at me, my blood boils. What about that learning experience? Hmmm the only thing I would have learnt out of surviving that storm is to bring ear plugs next time lest my ears get damaged.
We need a savior! We need something that can help us tide through the storm. Well you could always opt for thinking happy thoughts while you’re lashed at. But they won’t work for long sessions. What I have here today is no secret mind you all, it’s just a tip that a certain uncle shared with me.
When your boss goes into berserker mode on you. Look at him with a straight face. Here’s the kicker..think of your payday; think of the beautiful cheque or cash sitting in your bank account. Think of what you can do with it. Then look at your boss’s angry face and sincerely thank him for the pay cheque, in your mind. If he starts questioning you about why you’re straining a smile. Just tell him you realized how foolish you were and reiterate his points back to him. Let his words go in through one ear, hear only the good stuff, and let the rest of it go out the other ear
If his lashing is touching on unreasonable, please please do not try and reason out with him. Let him quell before you do, it’s so much easier to communicate with him then.
This is post was meant to be just a survival tip so please use at your own discretion the secret technique elaborated here. Well fellow storm chasers, I wish you all the best. Remember! The eye of the tornado is always a calm!