Today I made my first phone call to officially open a case for mediation. I had assumed I would be working under the guidance of a more skilled mediator (and I will be) but today he suggested that I call the first party. I was surprised just how nervous I felt as I called the number. Talk about managing strong emotions! I can’t terribly upset when I had to leave a message and call back later. I also started calling managers of various manufactured home communities today. Connecting with these managers is a critical piece to hosting successful events in the next few months. It was exciting but also somewhat nerve-wracking to actually start talking with them. I’ll be excited to have a few meetings (or at least information exchanges) done so I can start feeling like I’m in some sort of a groove with this kind of work. It’s amazing how unsettling new challenges can be even when they’re exactly what you want to be doing.
People are very open-minded about new things – as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.Charles Kettering