On Wonderful Women in Business Facebook page, a question was asked…
“As a business owner….we continually have to learn new things. What did you learn this week?”
It made me sit still for few minutes and really ponder on what I learned. It was a pleasant time as I thought back on all the people, events and activities that had gone on. I did learn this last week and I learned quite a lot, not just business but also very personal lessons.
A review of a week in the life of Marian LaSalle
I learned more about me and how I communicate with myself. I argue and fight with myself, I beat myself up, I pat myself on the back, I pamper myself and I have conversations with me all day, everyday. I learned from a really good teacher that these conversations can be much more productive if, I take the time to listen and learn what I’m trying to communicate with myself. 🙂
I learned that even though we know it’s coming it’s still a HUGE shocked when the vet says, I’m sorry there’s nothing more we can do…
I learned that if we are taught how, we can ask for what we need and get it! This lesson came from a presentation I did with my good friend and business associate Red O’Laughlin Author of many books like “RESULTS MATTER When You Want To Lose Weight and Keep It Off” Red and I did a terrific presentation together called Reputation Marketing for the “Main Street Chamber”. As homework we ask the audience to open a Yelp account and ask for testimonials. The first person that followed our instructions was a wonderful friend and business owner Rod White from RW and Associates. He opened a Yelp account and listed his business and asked us for a testimonial. Click on this link to see my review.
Rod asked and he got what he asked for AND he got it right away. This was a good lesson in getting what you ask for. How many times do we keep things to ourselves that we really need to ask for help from others? If we need help, we should ASK! I love to help people but if they don’t ask, I can’t help. I know that if I asked you for help, you would help me right? If you could, you would, I know that, so why don’t I ask more often? Let’s all try it this week and report back. Find something you need help with, put the request out there and let’s see if you get it.
I learned that together we can not only accomplish more but we can do it with more ease and fun. Let’s remember to include others in more often and take the load off all of us!
Be kind and remember I LOVE to connect so ‘Let’s Connect Today’ and see if we can do some cool things together!
Your friendly neighbor,