It started out as an ordinary enough phone call: “Hello, Aunt beth; I’m selling Girl Scout cookies. Would you like to buy some?”
After I listened to the menu of options, I agreed to buy three boxes.
“Would you like another box to make it an even $20,” my niece asked.
“And can I interest you in adding some Thin Mints to your order – you wouldn’t want to forget those!”
I admired the persistence of this young saleswoman and thought that if nothing else, the Girl Scouts were teaching assertiveness.
I wonder how many times you have settled for the initial “order of three” instead of asking for what you really wanted. The next time you have a desire, couple it with the courage to express it – and put your request out there so it has the possibility of being answered. Thin mints, anyone?