Hey you guys. I know it’s been super long since I’ve posted anything… just over a month I believe. I’ve been sooo busy!!! I know Aubrey got my computer fixed, insisting that I start writing again. Now, in my defense, I HAVE been writing more, just not on my blog. I’ve been working on a personal project of sorts, and it’s started coming together quite nicely. 🙂
Anyway, the reason WHY I’ve been so darn busy is the reason for the title of this post: WORK. Ive been working a shit ton lately. It’s really nice to have the 40 hours on my paycheck…. but it does kinda suck to be working full-time (basically) without any of the benefits. Because I’m still part time, but we’re so short-staffed on the floor right now, that all of us part-timers in Home Theater have been working 32-40 hours a week. It’s been crazy.
Work is going well for the most part. I’ve been stepping up into my role as Sales Lead even more… taking on the good with the bad. And I have some good ideas for the near future that will help myself be a better lead and help my team perform at a higher level. So, I’m looking forward to implementing a few behaviors that will really help us out.
Our store has been hiring a TON of new people, which is good because we need it… but it’s going to be a little weird with a bunch of new people running around. lol. It’s super strange because alot of the long-time veterans have recently left and taken on new jobs and moved to other cities, etc. So, all of the people that have been there for YEARS and were the ones to train me are all leaving. AND now we’re going to have a bunch of new kids on the block… and it’s just going to change the dynamic and that’s going to be weird for me. Now, it’s not necessarily a bad thing that the dynamic is going to change; maybe it’s going to change for the better. It’s just going to be an adjustment. And it’s crazy to think about how I will be a person of leadership to these new guys. Which means I will most likely be doing a bit of training and showing them the ropes and whatnot… and it was less than a year ago that I knew nothing and they were having to help me with everything. It’s so crazy.
Being the Sales Lead has definitely been a learning experience. I’ve had a lot of pressure on me to perform in certain ways, and I was super stressed out for quite a while. I was having a difficult time with it. But, I started thinking of ways to own this new position. Still do what I need to do, but do it my way. As long as I’m producing the desired results, I need to be able to do it how I do it. There’s no other Bianca Holtz, so I have to make sure that I bring what I can bring to the table, which is different that what anyone else can do. So, after having that little pep talk with myself, I started handling the pressure and the stress a lot better. I have a long way to go, and it’s been tough because the department has been super slow, but I’m going to start improving. And I think I have an AMAZING team, and I think we’re really going to stand out in the company. All of my guys actually care about the business, and we can all speak to how the department is doing against the district and against the company as a whole,and we know where we need to be and they care about revenue and margin and baskets and all kinds of things that are going to make us successful. It makes it a lot easier to motivate and instill certain actions and behaviors when you have a team that actually cares. So, I look forward to this next season of working with my team and helping lead them to victory.
Alright, enough about work. lol. Home life – Chelsea moved out yesterday — she moved in with our friend Laticia, because her roommate moved out. AND, Alisha, Aubrey’s cousin and best friend, is moving in today! We’re actually going to be moving her in , in about 2 hours, when she’s off work. She moved back to California from Reno, and she needed a place to live. And we had told her that when she moved back she could move in with us, because Chelsea had always planned on moving out in the summer. So, Alisha moved back, and Chels moved in with Laticia. It’s going to be weird to not live with Chels anymore. And she got a new job and left Best Buy, so I was like we HAVE to text because we could easily stop seeing each other now that we don’t live together and we no longer even work together. But she promised we’d keep in touch and hang out on occasion.
I’m excited to move Alisha in, because Aubrey and her have talked about living together since they were kids. And I know this makes her really happy. I’m excited to have her here too, don’t get me wrong! I just know that this will make Aubrey REALLY happy, and that makes me really happy. 🙂
So, we’re in a season of transition. Aubrey’s hoping to transition into more leadership positions at work, I’m still transitioning into my leadership position at work, and we have a new roommate.
Life is good.