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It never hurts to ask! Do it!

Thursday, October 04, 2012


I work at am amazing place and my boss, the CEO, has taught me to think big and that it never hurts to ask for what you want. What’s the worst that can happen?…someone says no. Big deal. I have always been amazed by what taking action with this attitude can make happen! My latest big ask turned out to be a blast!

Amy on the left me on the right!

I have a Women’s Running Book Discussion group that meets monthly at my house. The book that we just finished is the Lola Papers by Amy Marxkors. One day early in the reading of the book an idea popped into my head…”Why don’t you see if you can contact the author and see if she would skype with the group for one of our meetings?” I mean what could be more cool than having the AUTHOR of the book being used in the book group PARTICIPATE in the group!

Check out our slick invite designed by a running club member

With my “It never hurts to ask” motto in my mind I tracked Amy Marxkors down on facebook and messaged her my request. I live about 2 hours from St. Louis and it just so happens she is from St Louis and she said “How about if I come and meet with you guys in person, stay overnight, and we can all run together in the mornin?” Don’t you just love when a big idea gets bigger?! I had already fallen in love with this woman while reading her amazing book and now I double loved her! One thing led to another and we decided to have her come to Chaddock where I work and speak at our school there and then have an evening book signing event at a local winery.

Here is my book group with Amy:

Everyone who came from our running club to run with Amy!

Our run!

I can't recommend this book highly enough! Get it here or on amazon.

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    How fun - and to think all you did was ask.
    2053 days ago
    How very freaking COOL is that. Yes, it never hurts to ask. It will be one of three answers, right? Yes, No or maybe or even yes with options. That is the coolest thing. Thanks for giving me some ideas and another book to add to my list.
    2053 days ago
    That is just too cool! Congrats! :)
    2053 days ago
    What????? A Runners Book Club??? BRILLIANT!!!!
    2053 days ago
  • FITMOM1969
    Awesome sounds like and looks like everyone had a great time and how kind of the author to come out. emoticon
    2053 days ago
    That is so awesome!
    Now I want to check out the book!!!
    Thanks for sharing and for being brave enough to ask!

    2053 days ago
    That's amazing!! I definitely should and will try to take that approach more in life. You never know what amazing things are waiting for you if you just ask. Thank you for writing this!
    2053 days ago
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