Weeding, Inner Landscapes, Nuclear Implants, Part III of III
Weeding, Inner Landscapes, Nuclear Implants, Part III of III
By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved.
Part I: The sun is shining; it is almost 80 degrees in Texas as I write this column in March.
Winter was mild here and after months and months with severe drought and watering restrictions, we have rain. We have much rain. …
Part II: Many court reporters and court reporting students share they are overwhelmed.
As I help each person, I hear conversations where individuals want to “cram” (my word) years of schooling and work into an extremely short period of time with “extreme changes” (their words).
Perhaps “inner landscaping” needs to be defined.
Where does one begin?
As this varies with each person’s goals and commitments I advise starting with a position we clearly define to advance forward into a steady adventure.
Steady strength building (my term), in my opinion, prevents burn out with goals that may be(come) challenging.
Again, this will change with each person.
Inner landscaping involves weeding out what is not working and planting seeds for growth that will now organize your skills and your desired skills. …
Part III: Individuals in our field desire to improve and to advance management techniques.
Where are you stuck?
Where do you think you are stuck?
What weeds do you want to eliminate to avoid frustration and wasting time (words often shared with me)?
So where does the “nuclear implants” from the title come into this month’s column?
Simply put, I thought you would enjoy this true event.
As I was “weeding” this article, my office received a phone call.
I was informed I needed to promptly return the call as “they need help for someone with a nuclear implant.”
Yes, I promptly returned the call.
Yes, the individual has a (long) job title specific to assisting consumers and individuals with specific requests.
The person making the request then stated, “The reason for phoning is to have you translate the language for nuclear implant people.”
Yes, I am sure the request was for a cochlear implant – not nuclear implant – and translation of a language is not necessary.
As a court reporter I listened and was then informed by this individual what “all we really need is your lowest price to translate the language for those nuclear implant people? That’s all we want to know.” Imagine that.
Weeding, inner landscapes, and nuclear transplants.
Our work and our world is changing.
I believe that you deserve to remove the weeds (this may include people, too) in your world.
You deserve to customize your inner landscape and to enjoy the process.
And I wish you persistence on your path.
As I finished this article, the mail was delivered.
The postal lady said, I kid you not, “Here you go. I spent the last several days weeding my yard and my mother’s yard. She’s too old, 96, to do it by herself. It sure is soothing to weed, isn’t it?”
I blinked hard and tipped my head.
She said, “At the end of my busy day I actually look forward to going out there and just ripping those weeds up out of the ground – roots and all!”
I bowed my head, smiling.
“Yes indeed,” was my only reply.
She wiped the sweat off her forehead with her elbow and upper arm.
She laughed, “I work hard all day outdoors, too, to then go out there and go get ‘em. That’s how I’m relaxing now. And I find it soothing. I get to think and plan my next day and my world. Whoever thought I’d actually look forward to that?”
I smiled and watched her depart. Yes indeed.
Weeding helps her to sort the details and to plan her world.
And you? What helps you?
Part I of III is posted June 1, 2012, on Monette’s Musings at www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
Part II of III is posted June 21, 2012, on Monette’s Musings at www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
Part III of III is posted June 29, 2012, on Monette’s Musings at www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com
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