Wednesday Words

To Go Where Your VisionPoints, a few inspiration points for you and your business.

Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.
—Marilyn vos Savant

A friend of mine took out his well-honed sense of humor the other day and said to the tech guy on the phone, “I’m a nerd about what I know but on this I’m clueless. Mind if I ask you to explain things twice now and then?” (I do it myself all the time but maybe not with his flair.)

It’s not just good sense. It establishes such rapport, being willing to let the other guy be the expert.

You learn more, too.

Sometimes more than you needed… but that deep level, that the speaker wouldn’t have gone to without your “admission,” is where the gems hide. And those gems, you did need, but didn’t know it.

(Ever have a friend/ family member say, “Why didn’t you ask me?” and the too-obvious answer is, “Because I didn’t know there was something I didn’t know?” Same idea.)

Know what you don’t know. You’ll get further. Faster. (And if you’ve been blessed with flair like my friend’s, funnier.)

 

Grow and be well,

Kelly Erickson