Good afternoon! It’s been a busy day. Maggie, however, has simply been snoozing with her little bunny:
Yes, she sits in a bed on a chair next to me all day long. 🙂
Snack was a blueberry bar:
And lunch featured Sweet Potato and Black Bean Balls:
To make these balls, I mash cooked sweet potato (I just zap it in the microwave for 6 inches) and black beans together, and then I roll them in flax and bake for 30 minutes at 350. The key to this recipe is mustard on the side!
Crispy on the outside, and soft and smushy on the inside!
Plus, a side of sugar snap peas (which I’ve decided I’m obsessed with. Seeing as I’m not a vegetable fan, that’s saying something):
Afraid to Ask
Meghann and I had an interesting conversation this morning. We were discussing how so many incredible opportunities have come up lately because we simply… ASKED. Do you find that you’re afraid to ask for things?
I think most women have trouble asking for:
- Assistance from friends.
- Raises or promotions.
- Help around the house by their significant other.
- Directions. 🙂
When I was 18, I e-mailed the editor of a magazine called The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. I had read a particular column and didn’t think the writer did a very good job. I outlined all the reasons why he should hire me for the column and blindly sent the e-mail in. Guess what? Not only did they hire me (a nobody!), but I worked there for 5.5 years.
A few years later, at my full-time job, I realized that I was NEVER going to get a raise unless I asked for one. So, I outlined the reasons why I deserved a raise, and I simply asked. I was shaking in my boots when I made the proposal — I was so nervous that they would laugh at me. Guess what? Again, I got what I wanted in the end.
It never hurts to ask!
The fear of asking comes from a place deep within us. Asking means you might get rejected. Asking means you’re revealing weaknesses or wants. Asking means you’re giving the other person control.
- Asking means you might get what you want.
- Asking means you are showing your true self to other people.
- Asking shows that you are powerful and believe in yourself.
Do you have trouble asking for things? Is there anything you have asked for and received that you doubt you would’ve gotten otherwise?