In this post, you’ll see how I “mash up” lessons learned from Vince Lombardi and my high school basketball coach. Together, they form an idea we follow in Asking Formula workshops: Practicing and Simulating.
You see, it’s not just what you practice to get good at something (for example, asking for what you want), but also how you go through that practice: who will be present? Do you have a time constraint? What “tell” does your audience have you would recognize?
No matter your word scrutiny or suave demeanor in an asking situation, you’re never fully prepared without simulating the opportunity beforehand.
A special “Back to School” edition of The Asking Lab.
This is an exciting time of year as we prepare our children to go back to school. They have new backpacks full of school supplies, are dressed in their new clothes, and are waiting to meet their new teachers with fellow classmates.
So… what comes next? Do they know what to expect? Do they have academic, athletic, or artistic goals for the year? Do they have the ability to influence positive outcomes for these goals?
Watch this throwback post, “Back to School” – first shared with you back in 2013. IT STILL WORKS!