Thursday, September 18, 2008

Me an Eternal Optimist?

As many of you know I work in the financial sector. And anyone that has had contact with the outside world for the last week or so, knows that we're going through a bit of a rough patch (to put it mildly). I've spent this entire week taking client phone calls, explaining to them what is going on and how it affects them. Of course, I try to be as upbeat and positive as possible. After all, we don't want all our clients withdrawing their money and running for the hills. Anyway, as I fielded the millionth client phone call for the day and began to reassure him, I realized I genuinely believe it will all turn out okay in the end. In fact, not once during all of this have I worried about my own investments; 1. There's not much to begin with, 2. I feel they're well-placed, and 3. In the long run, I think it will all turn around.

In speaking with my boss he mentioned that he appreciates my constant optimism. Huh? I never really thought of myself as optimistic. Sarcastic? Sure. Jaded? Maybe a little. But never optimistic. Maybe I am and just haven't realized it. Hmm, point to ponder today (because I always have SOOO much time to ponder)

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thanks for posting this. We're all worried, and it's nice to have someone being optimistic!

Bethanne said...

That is funny...good for you though. Sometimes it is hard to see the good in everything (Dan is like that, I am not). :) Maybe it is because you are back in Utah?! Just kidding...