Dental Office

Sometimes, my body and mouth do things without consulting my brain. Most likely, it is to avoid an argument.

The other day, I walked into the dentist office, but had to open the door in such a way that my arms were out away from my body (like when I am in presentation mode where it shows confidence and builds trust).  I saw several people in the waiting room and several receptionists (Ooh, an audience).

So, I did what I do.

I showed them my palms and extended my arms out even farther (more confidence and trust). Then, I spoke to my crowd, “Hello, everyone! Welcome to the waiting room.” The brain caught up and tried to intervene, but the body was in control.

So, I did what I do.

I sized up the room. People were smiling and laughing, some confused, some adjusting to get a better view. The receptionist responded with the same energy. I owned that room from then on. But, I was an hour early. My bad. And all eyes were on me.

So, I did what I do.

I took on the situation with confidence. I looked at everyone and said, “Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry. I was supposed to come and greet the 11:00 crowd, not you.”

Then, someone in the room said they were not in a hurry and I could take their spot. Of course, I declined.

But, that’s the power that comes from connecting with people. I am, by no means, suggesting that you have to be grandiose and silly to make an impression.

So, do what you do.

Boldly be yourself. Use your strengths to connect with people. Do things differently where you are able without regard for what people will think of you, but be the authentic you.

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