Ya Gotta Ask!

Written by Dave Balch


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Why don't we ask these things? Here are some reasons: assumption (we think we already knowrepparttar answer), fear of appearing foolish or stupid, fear of rejection, and we just don't think of it!

What can we do about this? First we have to adopt a new way of thinking, and then we have to get intorepparttar 101924 habit of thinking that way.

Let me introduce you to "Dave's Rule of Wrong". Simple yet powerful, you can use this tool to determine whether asking is a good idea. Ironically,repparttar 101925 "Rule of Wrong" involves asking yourself a question! "Which would be better? To 'ask' and be wrong or to 'not ask' and be wrong?"

Which would have been better? For my friend to ask for help for her friend and been wrong (not gotten any help), or to not ask forrepparttar 101926 help and been wrong (in this case, someone DID know someone that could help; had she not asked, she would have been wrong because ofrepparttar 101927 missed opportunity)?

It's pretty clear that there is no harm in asking and getting no results, but harm in not asking and missing an opportunity.

Which would be better, to ask forrepparttar 101928 sale and be wrong (get a 'no') or to not ask forrepparttar 101929 sale and be wrong (they would've said 'yes' and you missed a sale)?

Gotrepparttar 101930 idea?

Sorry, I had to ask!

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Priorities

Written by Dave Balch


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In going back over this article, it reads sort of negative, doesn't it? (SORT OF???) I don't mean to put you on a downer, I just want to make sure that you keep balance and perspective in your life. I want my reminder to serve as your reminder. It's amazing how quickly 'important' things can become unimportant.

It's easy to work a lot when you own a small business (I'll bet you didn't know thatů) which makes it hard to achieve that balance and perspective without some conscious effort. Are your priorities in order? Don't wait for that giant reminder to come and slap you inrepparttar face. The next time you get angry with a loved one, ask yourself if it really matters that much.

One of my favorite movie quotes is from "Mr. Mom", one of Michael Keaton's first movies. In it, he loses his corporate job, can't find another, and his wife (played by Terri Garr) ends up going back to work for an advertising firm leaving him at home to take care ofrepparttar 101923 kids. She ends up working too much, so he says these eight words to her.

Now I'm saying them to you:

"It's easy to forget what's important. So don't."

"Make More Money and Have More Fun" with your small business! Dave will show you how with his FREE newsletter, "Big Bucks in a Bathrobe" sent by e-mail. Visit http://www.TheStayAtHomeCEO.com to sign-up, for information on speaking services, or for copies of past articles and newsletters. Comments and/or questions are always welcome at 1-800-366-2347 or Dave@DaveBalch.com.


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