There are days when you are comfortable in your space.
There are days when you feel uncomfortable in your space.
Then there are the days that you feel completely out of place and are trying like hell to survive. This moment was one of them.
That time I was put into a FSC role. Yep, I said I was assigned as the Finance Section Chief. Holy Mary Mother of God! As you guessed, I do not typically serve as the FSC so this was definitely out of my comfort zone. However, I was told that I needed to diversify my roles and try something new. Clearly, sink-or-swim time.
From the evaluators, I did an excellent job and navigated my section through several tough challenges. I am proud of my crew who filled their F/A roles extremely well. Hell yeah!
Special thanks to TEEX for an excellent course everyone should be required to attend.
What did I learn? Make sure you take the time to look inwards and see where growth is needed. Comfortable is easy. Challenging situations allow leaders to shine.
Be a leader.