Congratulations are in order for Christian, the newest designer to win the Project Runway series. I preferred Gillian's collection (like I know a damn thing about fashion, lol) but Christian is my favorite personality on the show. Somehow, my wife and I have become hooked on that show... The designs and people are remarkable!
I had a day long training session with all the loan officers in our region. While the training was good, and the fellowship/networking was great, I couldn't help but come away with an extra dose of stress and disappointment. My boss and his boss are both big on giving recognition for monthly loan volume and # of loans closed, all that. While I had a decent month in Feb, the region had a record month and many loan officers did over $1,000,000.00 in volume for Feb. The $1,000,000.00 monthly volume is sort of the "club" to get into. It's the psychological benchmark for success, generally speaking. So, I had to endure all the rah rah congrats and all that nonsense that really means nothing in the scheme of things. But, I being the competitive alcoholic I am, tend to take those things a wee bit too seriously, and I really left there and have continued since Tuesday to let it bother me. And along with that, they've upped the ante as far as minimum production standards, and what happens if you begin to sink below them, none of which was pretty.
So, having said all that, I am poised to have a huge March so I should have nothing to worry about. Now, all I have to do is have faith, work hard, dont get stressed, don't flip if some deals go south and continue to do what I have been doing to get where I am at. Again, this alcoholic has to sometimes really fight his 'default" positions with regard to attitude, resentment, jealousy and all that nonsense that comes with being an ego-maniac with an inferiority complex.
lol wish me luck! I'll be doing some praying and reflecting as we go through the month here...