noun: catalyst; plural noun: catalysts
- a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.
- a person or thing that precipitates an event.
“the governor’s speech acted as a catalyst for debate”
|synonyms:||stimulus, stimulation, spark, sparkplug, spur, incitement, impetus
“the governor’s speech was a catalyst for debate”
Last night after drafting this and getting eyeballs deep into editing, my 7-year-old Acer netbook crashed. The poor thing usually has a daily dance on the grave but this one was irreversible.
I was devastated. My files. My work. My empty bank account that can’t support its replacement. I was overwhelmed with grief. You can watch the snapchat version of my neurotic meltdown that spanned 7:30-11:30pm below. Seriously. The anguish of a computer crash mid-edit for a writer is ugly. UGLY.
But once I finally gave up on it and gave in to a complete overhaul, the most incredible thing happened.
My old withering obsolete piece of technology came back stronger than ever. Programs I had long abandoned were 100% repaired, functional and even updated to 2016 standards! <<gasp>>
Sometimes the best thing is a gut-rehab. And oddly enough this is a life trend…
I have the pleasure of being part of a personal brand study by a phenomenal woman I recently met at a networking/mentorship event.
As I spoke freely in a catharsis sort of way about my passions and life and work experience, she uncovered several patterns; one of them being an agent of change.
She then flattered me with a comparison to Scandal’s Olivia Pope!
<<jaw drops, hits floor>>
Apparently my hidden talent is precipitating change and restructuring organizations. And looking back, I have a very successful and convincing track record. I love it when I learn a new cool thing about myself.
Now if I could just figure out how to market myself as an agent of change and have people pay me millions to HANDLE IT… and have an amazing wardrobe like Liv’s to match.
<<googly drooling heart eyes ninja unicorn face>>