Grant me just a little stereotypical latitude for this post. I can already see the hairs on the back of your necks standing up. lol This will not be that kind of post, ladies, I assure you.
Yesterday, for just a small period of time, I was feeling particularly anti-social. You could say that I was being moody. I can say this without being defensive because I know that I am moody and emotional. C’est la vie. I don’t worry about it so much as I am quite content with the way I relate to other people. If I were both moody and depressed, there might be an issue there.
But there was nothing particularly alarming about my moodiness, EXCEPT when I gave it a little more thought. What if I were moody all week? What if I were suffering from severe moodiness brought on by PMS? Just keeping it real, guys.
(If you’re a dude and you’re feeling a little uncomfortable now, don’t say I didn’t warn you. The blog is called bizchickblogs after all, ha!)
Being a moody self-employed woman is different than being a moody employee
When I worked for other people, being moody wasn’t an issue. Well, I take that back. It was only an issue when I was working in an all female team. When I worked with all men, I could be as moody as I wanted to and got away with it. (I think men shy away from you when you’re moody. Maybe they are afraid!)
But working for myself, things are different. I can’t just be moody. Self-employment means wearing the sales hat, the customer service hat, the marketing hat, and all the other hats, too. If my mood were to affect my earnings (March is Money Matters month), well, I’d run into some problems!
So yesterday I told myself, “Get over it. You can’t be moody.” At some point, natural personality traits fall prey to the realities of being in business. For the sake of my business, I just had to take control of my mood and change it.
What do you think? Have you ever been moody and told yourself to get over it? Have you ever worked for someone who was moody a lot? How did you deal?
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