There is an instinctive reaction inside me whenever someone comes and ask for help. It is either a yes where I’m leaning in towards them with full intention to assist and make a difference. Or, it’s a no, and I’m looking for options to avoid getting involved.
Of course, I might not say “no” on the outside…but sometime I’m saying it on the inside. Interestingly, I’ve learned that others notice when the inside fails to match what I say on the outside. My words may not match my tone of voice, body language, and facial expressions.
Guess what? We can see it in you too.
Here is a great skill to learn. Master your internal response when others ask and make sure that we feel you leaning in and wanting to say yes. Even if your answer turns out to be a “no” later, we will remember that you wanted to help!
Thanks for listening.