Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Adaptability ⚡️

Onegai shimasu (おねがい します)  🙇

I’ve had this happen: you have a very well researched plan and will execute it exactly. Then something goes wonky and your beautifully made plan is destroyed. 

It’s ok to be angry and frustrated. It’s human. There are a few things to keep in mind:

You’re going to screw up and you’re not in a bubble. Others can see and hear you. Exploding with adverse emotions in public can have a negative effect on others. Especially if you’re a lead. The folks you manage will end up emulating you. Once I made a huge mistake, where my plans imploded, in a game company. It put a hold on progress for the whole studio. I was managing 5 junior artists at the time. I was able to correct my mistake rapidly and things returned to normal within a very short amount of time. Things in the studio proceeded as if nothing happened. The artists I was managing kept working like nothing happened. I did notice how they were observing me, though. I wanted to stay calm and they did so.

Being adaptable and appear to be chill in whatever industry you’re in is a must. Skills you can only develope over time with experience. Throwing a tantrum in public will not help. What will help is to continue to do the best you can. Even if you’re screaming inside 😬