Ask for What You Want

dreamstime_xs_76643212Sometimes we don’t ask for what we want or need.  We somehow expect others to intuitively know.  That doesn’t happen.  Telepathy or mind-reading only exists in science fiction and fantasy.

I’m rather embarrassed to admit this, but recently I was irritated with my husband.  It seemed that he was doing much more than normal to help others, but wasn’t doing anything (or, more accurately, doing any more than usual) for me.

When I started thinking about it, I realized that the difference was that they had asked for his help.  I hadn’t.  When I asked, he gave me more assistance.

How many times has this happened to you?  You didn’t get what you wanted from your employer, employees, customers, suppliers, or associates because you didn’t ask.  You didn’t get what you wanted from your spouse/partner, parents, children, friends, or neighbors because you didn’t ask.  If you don’t tell them what you want, they won’t know.

Sometimes all we have to do is ask.

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About Susan L. Farrell

Susan has always loved to learn. One BS in college was not enough; she obtained a double major with a minor. Years later, she returned to college for an MBA. Susan also believes deeply in learning everything possible from personal and professional experiences.Her first career out of college was with a national health care company. She quickly moved from the facility level to division, field, and corporate levels. When she left she had been an executive director with national responsibilities for several years.As owner of SLF Consulting & Training, LLC, Susan assisted clients with the challenges of combining customer satisfaction, cost control, and regulatory compliance. Her business acumen made her a sought-after speaker which led to a successful speaking career. This, in turn, led to her current writing career on self-empowerment for women.A normal extension of a love of learning is a love of teaching. Susan has accomplished this in various positions through teaching and training her employees, co-workers, associates, and customers. She has taught as an adjunct instructor at business colleges. She has informally coached employees, associates, and friends in advancing professionally and personally. She now assists others through her books, blogs, and newsletter.She is the author of "Don’t Act Like Prey! A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment," a book on respectful assertiveness as an option to passive or aggressive behavior. "52 Weeks of Wisdom, A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment," is designed to provide ideas to encourage women to think about what they do, why they do it, and do they want to change. "3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment" discusses how to make positive choices in all aspects of life.Susan lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband and three cats.

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