Thursday, November 10, 2016

Asking for what you want

Werk It Wednesday is a day late this week, guys. I was crying a lot yesterday and couldn't really focus, so here we go!

Once again, I came away from a BlogJam conference feeling 1,000X more motivated, excited and determined than I was going in.

You know those events when you can literally FEEL the love and positivity and willingness to help each other? 

(It feels like the first cool dip into a brand-new jar of face cream, I think. Or maybe the feeling of sliding between warm-from-the-dryer sheets on a freshly-made made?)

Last year was fantastic and this year, I actually spoke! And then people said nice things about me, which is kind of the best!



There were SO many outstanding bloggers talking about how to excel in the field. I learned more about working with brands from Colleen (Curtains are Open), Laura (My Life in the Sun) and Gillian (The Local Traveler). I heard why I needed to tweak my blog layout (did you notice?) from the hilarious and talented Alison (Eraserheader Design). I was wowed by the gorgeous hair (and, you know, inspiring words) of Kayla (Short Presents).

And I got to hang out with Heidi (Itsy Bitsy Haligonians) and Lori (Farm Fresh Style) which is always so much fun!

One of the biggest takeaways of the day was from keynote speaker Erica Ehm from the Yummy Mummy Club.

You want something? 
ASK FOR IT!
Sure, they might say no.
But they also might say yes.
And you'll never get anywhere without trying.

Inspired by Erica's "ask for what you want" message -- as well as Kayla "feel the fear and do it anyway" -- I set some ambitious goals for myself. I even wrote them down in this really cute notebook I'd been hoarding!


I started putting the plan into action this week. Just three days after BlogJam, I secured a couple of really important meetings that I am SUPER PSYCHED about.


I can't share any details yet, but can I ask a favour? Think about something you really, really want and figure out who you need to ASK to make it happen.

It's easier than you think.

1 comment:

Jennifer Naugler said...

What a perfect summary! I attended your session and so enjoyed it. I have read your newspaper column for years...well, at least before I canceled my subscription due to the strike...and I got a whole new appreciation after hearing you speak. I took Erica's advice to heart too...and started asking ...and I can't believe how easy it was to get yes's! The timing was perfect...and just what I needed. So glad you came away with the same inspiration...looking forward to hearing all about it. :)