I’m a very humble person. Almost to a fault.
But if I had to praise myself, I would tell you the following:
- I am a natural athlete. During an incredibly intense female flag football tournament in college, I leapt skyward and tore a ligament in my neck—yet still caught the touchdown pass. I know everyone is talking about Peyton Manning’s incredible comeback this year, but let’s not forget my heroic performance in the spring of 2007.
- I know a smattering of sign language, including the phrase “dying sea turtle.” I can’t really prove this to you in print, so you’re just going to have to take my word for it.
- I can name every member of N’Sync, The Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and O-Town. And that includes the band members no one cared about. Chris, Howie, chubby Justin and Dan—I’m talking about you.
- I recover quickly from embarrassment. While on a first date at the movies, I came out of the bathroom with a clump of toilet paper stuck to my shoe. I then came up with the very clever, “Well…this is awkwardddddd.”
In case you’re curious, I got a second date.
So yeah, my legacy is one of greatness. But it doesn’t really matter what I think—it’s what others say about us that determines our reputation.
In this month’s End Points, Kelly Korobov, CAM, CAPS, a property manager in Indianapolis, shares 10 things she hopes her residents say about her.
Following are three:
- She Cares. “I make sure to keep a pack of blank note cards in my desk at all times,” Korobov says. “When a resident calls or stops by the office and mentions they’re struggling with their health, death of a loved one, etc., I take a few minutes to write a short note of care and encouragement and drop it in the mail.”
- She’s Professional. “I’ve worked at all community types. The one constant for me is that my surroundings do not define my level of professionalism. I dress, speak and act professionally regardless of my environment. The price of the rent and/or the income of your residents should have no impact on the way you carry yourself and conduct business.”
- She’s a “Jill” of All Trades. “Be proud of not only the amount of work we can achieve in a single day, but also the variety! Sure, I can work a budget, analyze reports, etc., but I’ve also cleaned an apartment, shoveled snow and driven the John Deere to run off those Canadian geese—all in a pair of heels!”
And Lena Dunham can’t even accept a Golden Globe in them.
For Korobov’s full column, check out End Points in the February issue of units Magazine, which mails Feb. 12.