Trust Me On This

“Trust me. I’m in sales.” “The check’s in the mail.” “I won’t tell anyone.” “Don’t you believe me?” All of these statements and questions are asking others to put their trust in the person doing the asking. Why would one person trust another? Would you believe a stranger who walked up to the you on the street and asked you to trust him? I’m guessing not. Would you believe a close friend who had never steered you wrong in your long relationship? I’m thinking yes, you would. When you are not quite a total stranger to someone, yet not his…

Do Not Undertake to Underestimate

Are you guilty of underestimating people on occasion? I know I am, and, I often discover, to my own detriment. It’s easy to do, though, isn’t it? Judging a book by its cover, making a snap decision about someone else’s abilities without any reasonable evidence, having your mind closed to unexpected possibilities. Sometimes in life, people rise to your expectations of them. Similarly, if you have low expectations, people tend to meet them as well. How can you find out for sure if you are underestimating the abilities of another person? Perhaps pursue that evidence I just mentioned…Ask a question,…

I’m Just a Girl Who Can Say No…and Does, Frequently

There’s something to be said for amiability. Smiling pleasantly, getting along, going along. People like amiable people. You know what happens to those who are so affable, so unbelievably agreeable? They get stuck doing EVERYTHING! That used to be me, I’ll admit it. I’m a people pleaser, I like making people happy. It’s great to bask in the warmth of someone’s glowing appreciation for your thoughtfulness and consideration. Until you start to suffer. There’s only so many hours in a day, so many minutes in an hour. If you’re always “doing” for someone else, then you’re the one who is…