Last week, I had the awesome pleasure of collaborating with New York Times bestselling author and star of Iyanla, Fix My Life, Iyanla Vanzant on my weekly Friday Focus broadcast. What a POWERHOUSE she is.*
When I announced that we were doing this episode, some of you (and other people I know) were reacting like I had tea with the Queen and wondering how I made that happen. I’m here to tell you how.
That’s it. I may have seen my hands tremble a bit as I composed the email, but I asked.
Now, I do have a relationship with Iyanla that goes back 22 years when I was on her first TV show as a guest when my book, Living Your Best Life came out. We’ve been mutual admirers and have communicated over the years. You could put it in the acquaintance category until last week. I can say Iyanla is my friend and colleague. I didn’t know how much so until I asked if she’d give our FRIDAY FOCUS a boost with her collaboration. And BOY, did she!
I’m not saying any of this to boast. I mean to solely illustrate the power of asking. Someone who could be intimidating (if you’re in the wrong mind frame) could be someone you’re not willing to even attempt contacting. I want to encourage you to ask.
Ask for the raise.
Ask for the relationship.
Ask for the business.
Ask for the HELP!
Does the thought of asking for help make you break out in hives? Iyanla and I spoke how reticent people are to ask for help or invest financially in themselves to get help and to grow. The “ask” is part of your evolution and growth. Foregoing assistance can be like expecting to grow a garden in a desert. You need intervention sometimes!
I do not know anyone who has experienced more peaks and valleys in one lifetime than Iyanla, many of which we talked about in our interview. I encourage you to watch it if you haven’t already.
To Your Success,
*We created a Tip Sheet to share with you:
7 Steps To Get Up Time and Time Again After Disappointments and Loss