I hate to say it but I think I might be a bit of a control freak.
Maybe not in the sense that everything has to be my way. More in the sense that I wish people would listen to my advice or recommendations or insights or whatever you want to call them…especially if they ask for them. It really drives me up a tree when someone asks me “What do you think I should do?” and then does the opposite. Or, at least, not anything close to what I thought.
This is especially true about the people I work with/for. I’m one of these entrepreneurial types in an industry where people ask to use my services because I, supposedly, have an area of expertise they don’t. I even get paid sometimes.
Yet, it always surprised me when, time after time, my clients continue to ignore me. Not ignore as in “I’m pretending your not there.” More like ignore as in, “Yeah, thanks for filling me in on that but I’m doing it the way I want anyway.”
Letting go is really tough for me. Being told what to do is really tough for me. So I should realize at some level that other people are like me. People who have a hard time letting go and don’t like being told what to do. Yet, I am.
Don’t people realize that the world would be a perfect place if they just did what I said?