I find people are more stressed out. No kidding. Increased by the stress of others...Is that exponential? \I was chatting with a new friend from Yoga. He was saying how in yoga, you learn how to engage the smaller muscles and not the big ones and he applies that concept to dealing with people in these times. I thought that was wonderful. Why yell or throw a desk when you can perhaps whisper, coo soothingly in their direction. Or walk away.
I am on the IRS website as a Certified Acceptance Agent. I get calls and do my best to help people. It's a weird setup - people calling in from the IRS website - they can be desperate and confused. Some are calm but I seem to only be thinking of the negative ones. Today I had a negative one.
I wonder if I should just not answer the phone and take messages, and then think, no I get lots of great phone calls and I just have to learn how to side step the troubled ones. These are the issues you have as a person practicing on my own.
I am watching the Social Dilemma on Netflix.
October 15th was a difficult deadline for me this year, not that the work was overwhelming but I found people have been acting up. I also have to do Continuing Education. I am obligated to do 80 hours of NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) for my California CPA every two years and it makes sense to do this after the tax deadlines which was October 15th for US Taxes. I take classes with Strafford which has excellent classes on International Tax and these classes I would recommend if you want to give yourself a headache. They are extremely dense and make you wonder about your life's decisions.
I returned two voice mails today. I was amazed at how nice the people were and how were just happy to hear from me. I seriously do look after my clients. I was also surprised that these people hadn't found someone else - I guess the call I had today made me feel that callers are like JUMP!
It makes me think have I become too urgent? And the answer is yes. I need to chill out. I need to get my rhythm back. The times we live in (watch the Social Dilemma) aren't healthy.
Wonder how we will manage.
I have been listening to Wayne Dyer and he said something like do not match other people's energy but offer your own. I think this is the only way to keep the elegance going.