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Maintain Sobriety With A Daily Tenth Step

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Friday, 09 November 2012. Posted in Ten Step

    1.I dealt with a situation where I placed an order for something I needed. Consequently, a proof, or a mock-up of the finished product was supposed to be approved by me before the actual product was produced.

    With that said, that is not how things turned out. The order actually concerned business cards. The printer and I went back and forth over e-mail. Perhaps because he was so busy he did not respond to my e-mails. Included in the e-mails were instructions as to how the cards should be done.

    Needless to say, he printed the cards without my approval, despite the fact that my approval was a condition.

    My name was spelled incorrectly and the card contained the wrong logo.

    My part was that I did not follow-up with the printer when he did not return my e-mails. I suppose I was a bit apprehensive about standing up for myself.

    As well, I should have not expected that he would do the job correctly. I left too much responsibility in his hands.

    Also, rather than get upset, I should have politely declined the order and referred him to the e-mails I sent him. Lastly, I should have requested that they be reprinted, correctly.

    God divorce me from fear, apprehension and expectation of others. Aid me with the self-esteem necessary acknowledge and embrace the fact that I deserve to stand up for myself.

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About the Author

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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