Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline? Was it justified? How did you respond?
I was in a client meeting with the bosses a few weeks ago. The meeting turned out very tough at the start when the VP dropped a bomb of questions that quite threw us off. The questions have clearly been raised before but the VP was insisting on it. You can taste the tension in the room. You can see the blood pumped neck of my boss while he listens. The other boss of mine, frantically tries to diffuse it by answering the question on a different tract. While, I myself, were observing, taking mental notes, and trying to gain as much experience as possible.
It was a hard meeting with a major client.
Was it justified? I think so. It was a more of a battle of protecting one’s interests. And in that part, it scenario was to haggle for a compromise, a common ground. In the end, it turned out good. Everything was made known to everyone. All is well.
How did I respond? To be honest, I was just quietly listening on my sit but my heart was pounding on my chest. What I did? I prayed to God. I prayed for peace. I prayed for Jesus to quiet my storm. I prayed for favors. I prayed a lot.