I haven't been inspired in a long time. Actually, for a long time, I have felt bleh. Nothing I do seems too exciting. Nothing I see makes me perk up and take note. And certainly, work has not come close to even interesting let alone inspiring. I remember joining my company and being excited and inspired about what I do. But even without this economic pothole, the company I work for is far from what it once was or even claims to be.
So, yesterday, I was sent to a Customer Service workshop. The idea was to send a bunch of us to learn ways of improving our dramatically-waning customer service. I went. Like most other things my company puts on lately, I did not expect to be entertained, let alone inspired. I was wrong. Totally wrong.
I was inspired... I was jazzed... I was pumped... To make plans to move on to a much better place. A place where customer service is taken seriously by both the customers, the employees, and the people who run the business. You see, I think I give good customer service. Actually, I know that my customer service skills are far superior to most of the people I work with. I have empathy but I also have logic. And I feel that my skills and passion are being under-utilized and unappreciated where I work.
So, I have made a decision to set a goal of stepping up my game and moving into a place where my skills and passion can be used. Where others have the same skill and passion. And it isn't where I am right now. Later.