Recently while scrolling in Facebook, I noticed a post from a colleague who had just hired a coach – not just any coach, but one who does almost exactly the same work I do.
My first thought? “I can’t believe she didn’t hire me!”
My second thought? “I can’t believe she didn’t hire me!”
And finally, I got that sick feeling in my stomach and thought, “Oh my goodness, why didn’t she hire me???” I mean, we’d had conversations about some of her challenges with time management and productivity, yet she hired someone else.
So I put on my big girl panties and sent her an email inviting her to chat for a few minutes.
When we jumped onto Zoom, I looked her in the eye and said, “I just have to ask…I saw that you’d hired a coach. What was it that drew you to that coach?”
She looked at me and replied, “I wanted to hire you, but you never asked, so I figured you were too busy!”
OK, so I was mortified.
She is exactly the type of client I love to work with, and I just assumed (silly me!) that when she was ready, she would reach out and ask to work with me.
See, that’s NOT how it works!
So, I’m wondering: what are the questions you haven’t asked, just assuming that people are too busy to help you?
- Maybe you can ask someone to take your social media posting off your plate to free your time for tasks that are in your Zone of Genius.
- Maybe you can ask someone to teach you Timular time tracking software so you can find extra pockets of time in your day.
- Maybe you can ask for someone to help organize your receipts so tax time is a breeze.
You can’t get what you want if you don’t ask!!
I challenge you today to ask for what you want and need!
By: Lisa Crilley Mallis – Impactive Strategies
Kevin Driscoll says
Great advice! The ten words of sales:
Know your product.
Know your customer.
Ask all to buy!
We’re just a bunch of dummies (ventriloquist dummies) at DriscollProductions.com but we love your posts!
Kent A Sanders says
Lisa, this is a fantastic post and a great reminder to ask! Thank you. 🙂