Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 was the first day that I worked by myself. I was very nervous and wrote a blog post several days before expressing this.
When I was applying to become a front desk agent, I had no idea I was signing up to run a hotel by myself for an 8-hour shift. To be honest, I’m a bit scared. I’m fearful I’ll screw something up.
Since then, I’ve worked many days and shifts alone!
Despite some lingering anxiety, I’m confident and successful with my job. I’m comfortable working, and I take gratification in making the guests happy.
Now that I’ve reached a place of comfort, I’m taking on new challenges. My goals for the year are to slowly teach myself about the deeper intricacies of hotel management by watching Hilton’s Webinars available to employees.
Why do this? Because I desire growth. I don’t want to ever stop learning new things. I’m constantly stoking the flames of my intrinsic curiosity. I fantasize about how I would run a hotel of my own.
Creating Value and Building Social Capital
In any and every opportunity that I see, I’m taking the initiative to create value for my hotel.
I don’t always ask for permission to do helpful things, but I occasionally consult my manager in the necessary moments. For me, taking the initiative is an important way to create value.
I’m glad that my manager entrusts me with new projects and goals. This signifies to me that I’m someone that people can go to when they need help. Building trust and being reliable builds social capital.
When presented with an opportunity, I try to go above and beyond. This works for me similar to the idea of karma.
By giving it my best, I get the best out of it. It’s a beautiful cycle of reciprocation.
Now, since you’re here, I’ll let you in on a little idea I’ve been playing around with.
Here’s a design I did using Google Sketchup. Sketchup is a powerful and easy-to-use CAD Software.
How cool would it be to create economical, practical, pod hotels? Secure RFID locks, automation, and accessibility.
Anyways. See ya in the next post. -Crew