|Einstein was good at music AND math.|
This is the first post of my A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. This month, I’ll post a blog for each letter of the alphabet as it relates to something geeky–the theme of this blog.
- Focus on the positive. I try to focus on what works rather than what doesn’t. I know I’m not the best when it comes to math, so I try to avoid job opportunities that focus on math.
- Ask for help. I’m bad at math. I have a good accountant. I listen to him. It’s a beneficial arrangement and eliminates my frustration over numbers.
- Deal with expectations. Since I was always such a nerd, people always expected me to be super smart about everything. However, my mind doesn’t work ‘genius’ in all ways. Words? Sure. Obscure facts? No problem. I was still expected to know things about computer hardware, fixing cars, and math. Um, yuck? I don’t know that stuff.
- Confront expectations. Instead of getting angry over people disappointed with my lack of math skills, I confronted expectations and crafted my image. Yes! I am totally a word nerd and proud of it. I proved that I was so strong in one area, people had little need to focus on other areas. When I went to college and grad school, my education became more specialized and I was not expected to know everything about everything.