Recovering Control Freaks

I think I used to be a control freak; OK, maybe I still am to a certain degree, but I think I am starting to loosen up a bit; life does that to you if you’re listening. I don’t know where I developed the tendency to need everything in complete harmony with my world. Growing up on a Wisconsin farm didn’t do it, I don’t think. Or maybe it did. You have to do things a certain way or crops don’t grow, cows …


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2 comments on “Recovering Control Freaks

  1. Chris the recovering control freak on said:

    I manage a banquet hall and every weekend we are helping brides host the wedding of their dreams, or a family reunion. Of course, I want things to go perfectly for them, and so I try to do everything. I have found it is better for them, and for my blood pressure if I let my staff do what they are trained to do. I have to trust that they will do it well. This recent change has worked well in allowing me to focus on other aspects of my job that need my attention. Your tips will go a long way in helping me to do that as well and with the right attitude!



    • Chris, I don’t envy you, working with brides every weekend or the hapless organizer of a family reunion (been there, done that). It is hard for a control freak to step back and watch others do their jobs but I have found that nine out of ten times if the proper prior planning went into the event, once it gets started you have minimal control and all you should need to do is tweak here and there. Thanks for the comments…Randy

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