Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Breaking Rules & Asking for What I want

I'm in the middle of my big coaching certification exam so I'm tossing all the rules! I'm not worrying about anything else I would normally do right now, and I'm going to share with you Day 3 of my 21-Day Challenge - Asking for What I Want sans art journal!

I started the written portion of my exam at 12:00 and finished the last question at 6:30! I did take breaks including having some lunch and going for a walk looking for sprouts in my garden. I feel great about the exam. I felt so prepared and like "wow, I know this stuff." It was an awesome feeling. I hope I'll feel as positive tomorrow after the oral portion!

Now, I am a huge believer in celebration. I've got dinner out with my husband and sister tomorrow to celebrate finishing the exam. And I will have champagne in the fridge chilling for when I am officially a CPCC (certified professional co-active coach), but I hadn't thought about how to celebrate tonight. So here's where the "asking for what I want" came in. I called my husband.

"Honey, could you pick up some ice cream on the way home today?
"Sure, what kind?"
"Um, I don't know. Nothing too chocolatey. Oh, I don't like maple walnut. I love pralines and cream, but they won't have that... Um... I don't know. Something creamy. I know, Shannon mentioned coffee ice cream last night. How about that?"

I hang up the phone and I'm thinking, man, how lame was that? I couldn't even come up with--
Wait! I know!
I called him back immediately.

"Honey, I want you to pick up French vanilla ice cream and Hershey's chocolate sauce. I've already got sprinkles at home. We are having sundaes to celebrate!"

Yahoo! Asking for what you want can be sweet!

Wish me luck tomorrow :)


chest of drawers said...

Very sweet! Sometimes it´s hard to ask for what you want if you don´t know what it is in the first are going to be an amazing certified coach!

Laini Taylor said...

Good luck Jamie!! I hope the sundaes were delicious -- focusing on prefered ice cream flavors is ALWAYS a good starting point in learning to ask for what you want. Remember this for your future clients. Step 1: What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Go on from there!

Kelly L. Watson said...

it is good to meet you!
ahh, don't sprinkles just make the whole thing like 300x better?

beansprout said...

Good girl! Keep asking for what you want. And definitely keep celebrating in a big way. Good luck today with part two of your exam. I'm sure you'll feel great when it's over. My thoughts are with you. Be well