Sometimes it’s the simplest thing like “asking” that delays receiving what we want or need in our lives and our Transaction Coordinator businesses.
Several years ago, I had a little car issue. It wasn’t anything significant, but the bell that lets you know that you’ve left the door open would not turn off. It started off as one of those little annoying every once in a while, things and then turned into a major every time I drove anywhere, I had to hear the ding, ding, ding.
Like many busy moms, I hadn’t made time to have the problem checked out. I also found a temporary solution – turn up the radio really loud and sing along, it helped for a while. The kids, however, had issues with it, especially the singing part! Not to mention that when I’d get a call and have to tell the caller sorry about the noise, my car is a bit flakey.
Fast forward a few noisy weeks to a Saturday night on the town with some friends, and I’m the designated driver, so we take my car. Everyone in the car had to endure the ding, ding, ding on the journey, which thankfully wasn’t too far.
Somewhere along the way one of my passengers asked, “have you had that awful problem looked at?” Laughing I said “of course not, I’m too busy and besides, I don’t do a lot of driving, my commute to work is only a few steps from the kitchen” Her reply “this is crazy – I can help you, why didn’t you just ask me?”
I honestly couldn’t find a good reason, other than I figured she busy with her life and business and I didn’t want to be a bother. Nonsense, she said, when you need something, ANYTHING, just ask, someone is always there to help you.
The very next day I received a text message telling me she had lined up someone who would fix it. I took a short drive to with the ding, ding, ding to meet with a friend of a friend who knows a bit about cars. Turns out it was a loose sensor, and it took a few turns of the screwdriver and all of 5 minutes to repair it. I must say, it was pure bliss driving in silence.
Moral of my story – if you need something, don’t be stubborn, hard-headed or hesitant, just ask. Don’t try to do it all yourself or suffer from unwanted situations because you don’t know how to do something new. There are many experts, people with specialized knowledge, talents, and skills that can help you solve problems, create faster results and often save you boatloads of money.
Don’t endure the ding, ding, ding in your life, just ask, there is always someone nearby who can help. And if you don’t find that person the first time you ask, keep asking, they are out there.
If there is anything, I can help you within your business or career as a Transaction Coordinator, just ask.