As a member of the administrative professional community, I’d like to say “Thank you”! Whether you are supporting a manager, a group, a project or a combination of all three, you are key to the success and impact of your company. Your contributions can be directly attributed to the support you provide day in and day out.
Can you imagine business today without administrative staff? If you’re feeling a bit skeptical today, just remember the last time you took vacation and what welcomed you upon your return!
I would like to say “Thank You” for all that you do on a daily basis to help staff, managers and their respective projects succeed. Thank you for going above and beyond when you were tired and overwhelmed and didn’t feel you had any more to give. Thank you for all the sacrifices you’ve made to assure that staff and projects had the information they needed. Thank you for tracking the timeliness and accuracy of project and client deliverables. Thank you for answering the never ending questions about policies and procedures. Thank you for being the point of contact and subject matter expert for the software, forms and approvals needed to accomplish a given task. Thank you for handling all the details and logistics for important meetings and travel arrangements. Thank you for carefully reviewing communication, contracts, spreadsheets and presentations. And on behalf of the managers out there, thank you for finding solutions to many challenges before they ever had a chance to reach their to do list.
I appreciate you, and am grateful for the mentoring you’ve provided to me! Thank you again, and happy Administrative Professionals week!
I was reminded that when you are focused, determined and working toward achieving a dream there will be times when you will feel alone. We think that if only we had a champion to support us, our dream would become a reality. We question ourselves, our value, our worthiness, our abilities and our intentions. We wonder why we felt a "call to action" only to find that we are alone and in the midst of feeling defeated. Why did we go out on this limb anyway?
However, there is another experience we can have as we move towards our goals - the incredible blessing of a mentor. Someone that believes in us and shores us up when we face adversity. Someone that believes in our dream, our value, our ability and our intentions. This is one of the most powerful experiences we can have. In fact many of us can remember a "coach" that believed in us more than we believed in ourselves. Because of that coach and their encouragement, we achieved more than we thought possible. This experience of success created a stronger belief and increased confidence in ourselves and gave us the strength to work towards pursuing more success.
Just recently, I was blessed with hearing these encouraging and powerful words, "Keep going." "Don't stop." "Don't give up." These words rang through to my heart and was the validation I needed to renew my spirit and keep going. I was reassured that I was the right person and had a goal worth achieving. I was also reminded that it wouldn't be easy . . . but then again, nothing worthwhile is!