Weird week. One week of resignation notice down, one to go. These are some of the things I’ve been experiencing…
I’ve been taking designated salespeople around to all of my customers’ offices, lunches, breakfasts, etc., trying to make the transition seamless from one salesperson to another. It feels weird, to say the least – relationships I’ve nurtured and grown…trying to get them immediately comfortable with another salesperson. Fortunately, the guy who’s taking over my accounts is an awesome guy, a good friend, a powerhouse, and all that is going to show to our customers. That will ease the transition.
I shredded stuff from 1998 forward. (I said I had a gift for organizing!) It was all organized, but I. Didn’t. Need. To. Keep. All. That. Stuff. I now have everything in file boxes, greatly reduced. I trashed absolutely tons of stuff. I hesitated on my Franklin Planners…but why would I need 10 years of those? (Even though the binders look good!) I still have one more pass to make through my office, the final countdown as it were…
We’ve been transferring files to other competent employees, who will now go on to put on big events I’ve been known for headlining. I don’t want them to miss a thing, so we’re trying to get everything transferred, every detail discussed, a timeline hammered down for each event. Thank God I kept good records. Still, it’s hard to transfer every detail out of my cluttered brain and put it into play. I have a natural gift for planning, organizing and executing…therefore, I did lots in my brain, with no timeline on paper, and just put on the event! So, I was doing a lot of things on autopilot, just due to time constraints and my regular job. Who ever thought I would leave? Not me! (There’s a good side to this – I won’t be bogged down with event details now! I’ll get to go participate with my customers and have a good time, instead of being the good time provider!)
Anyway…it’s kind of sad, but exciting, too. My emotions have run the gamut from sad to scared to exultant this week – but only on the inside. I’ll miss all my coworkers, but some, I’ll still get to see – because they’ll be calling on my office now!