The Customer is Always Right
I just had a rotten customer service experience. Not the end of the world, not important in the grand scheme of things, I know, but this minor experience led me to examine how I feel about myself and how I interact with the world on a deeper level.
To make a long story short (and to protect the innocent) I arrived for an appointment today to find that they weren’t prepared for me, my usual contact wasn’t available to meet with me, and no one really seemed to know what was going on. It wasn’t my finest moment, but I got stroppy, kicked up a fuss, and said that I would just find another service provider because there are plenty out there blah blah blah. Suddenly my regular contact had time to meet with me, and they found the information I needed, but I left that office feeling sort of sheepish and ashamed of myself.
Why did I feel bad?
Don’t get me wrong, I was totally polite in all of my interactions, but I definitely expressed my frustration and and indignation, which I still believe was justified. Yet, I felt bad about my actions, and angry at myself for losing my cool. Then, I felt annoyed with myself for feeling bad!
I have to believe that I’m not alone in these kinds of feelings. Why do we do these things to ourselves? As I sat on the streetcar on my way home, I thought about why I felt the way I did about that encounter, and how I should just knock it off.
Looking to the Queen of Wands to get fired up!
Of course, this led me to the contemplation of the Tarot card that could help me in this situation, and the Queen of Wands immediately made her appearance. The Queen of Wands is confidence personified. She is confident in her abilities, her worth, and her opinions. She isn’t aggressive or belligerent, but she sticks to her guns and gets her point across. She is fearless, self-assured, and acts with intention and purpose.
Also important to consider is that the Queen of Wands is positive, enthusiastic, and energetic in her approach to life. I can’t imagine her over analyzing and agonizing over minor encounters like the one I just had! This is the biggest lesson that this card has for me: express yourself honestly and openly, trust in your own self worth and ability, and don’t waste time worrying about things you can’t change.
So, the next time I find myself in a situation like this, I’m going to call upon the Queen of Wands to boost my confidence, and to help me express myself clearly and firmly. This independent and capable Queen will also remind me to approach situations with optimism, enthusiasm and poise, rather than overreacting and expecting the worst. Finally, the Queen of Wands will help me to act decisively, and then just move on with the rest of my life!
What helps you when you need a confidence boost?