I had a customer who took one of my classes for the very first time offer to give me some feedback.
She warned me that she was going to be candid and I invited her to continue.
She told me that she didn’t like how much we laughed on the calls.
She told me that she didn’t like that I said: Sometimes I feel like I want to “shoot” the kids that bully my son. (With Columbine and all)
She told me that I acted like I was a legend in my own mind.
I listened carefully to what she said. I told her I was sorry that she didn’t enjoy the class and I gave her her money back.
She ended the call by saying, “But I know that you’re going to go on and do great things anyway.”
So I thought about this being a legend in my own mind thing. What if she’s right? What if I do think I am a legend in my own mind? Does that bother me? What’s the alternative?
So I looked it up on the internet and here’s what I found:
This means that the person thinks he is fabulous, but he is the only one who thinks so — it’s just all in his mind that he is outstanding.
Um. Isn’t this what I teach all of my clients to do? To believe in their God-Given fabulousness? Regardless of what others think of us?
I guess I am a Legend in my own mind. But then, I guess you are too-but only if you believe it. I think everyone is fabulous. Honestly. I don’t think I am a better person than any other person. But I do think we are all pretty great.
The class I taught was on approval and I find it ironic that she didn’t approve. I really wish she had. I really don’t like it when people don’t like me, or get my jokes or appreciate my sarcasm, or want to laugh with me.
I guess in a perfect world everyone would think I was a legend in their minds too. But, no. Who I am is not for everybody. Dang it.
Good thing I always have my mind to turn too. In there, I’m a legend. Ahhhhh.