Have you ever experienced the moment during an important one-on-one or a presentation where everything seems to go sideways?
You’ve prepared, you are ready to nail it and something is just… off.
If you’re like me, at this moment your inner voice kicks in and asks, “Do you want fries with that?”
It’s the phrase my mother used to tease me with when I didn’t want to complete an assignment or I procrastinated to the point of panic and wound up pulling an all-nighter to turn it in on time.
The option of working at a fast food chain rather than preparing for college wasn’t really an option, yet being reminded that such a fate could happen if I didn’t take things seriously has always stayed with me.
Fast forward to my career as a healthcare technology executive with years of advanced education and experience and it’s still relevant.
And it still happens.