Jury Duty – Oh My!

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Last week I was on jury duty.  Now maybe like some of you, when I got the card I thought…. Oh No, how ‘Inconvenient’. It was on a day I was flying out of town.  There was the option to ask for a different date, which I did, and they gave me an alternate date . . . for last week.

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When I went in on Monday I had no idea that I would be there all week, or that it would take 3 days JUST to pick the jury, nor did I expect to actually BE on the jury.  We finished at 7:30 ish –  Friday night, with a verdict.  It was emotional, hard, heart-wrenching, serious, and rewarding.

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As we all were sitting in the courtroom the judge began by talking about the privilege to sit on a jury, to be part of the process, and what makes our country great.  We stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance… (I really can’t remember the last time I’ve actually said it.)  Then he read to us the Preamble… drawing our attention to the fact that the first thing on the list is establish justice.  It is good to remember, keep it in mind, and be proud.

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Here it is in case you haven’t read it for a while:

 

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It was a great experience going through the whole process, from start to finish.  I’ll tell you more later.

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‘Til Next Time –

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Delinda

Making Better Choices for More Success in Life and Business

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Question:  Do you remember the Pledge of Allegiance?  Try saying it out loud – Be Proud!

Go Find Your YES . . .

Say Yes

I love the word YES!  Don’t you? Whether it is YES to having lunch with a friend, to a sale, a new opportunity, new job, or a new adventure. YES is a Fun answer!

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There is just one catch – (my very own quote =)  . . .

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“If you Don’t Ask . . . they Can’t Say YES!” 

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That’s right, you have to ask!

  • If you don’t call and invite a friend to lunch – they can’t say Yes.

  • If a guy doesn’t ask his girlfriend to marry him – she can’t say Yes.

  • If a child doesn’t ask for a puppy – the Mom or Dad can’t say Yes.

  • If you don’t ask for a raise – your boss can’t say Yes.

  • If you don’t ask for the sale – the client can’t say Yes.

 

We often are so afraid that the answer … to whatever the question… is going to be NO, that we don’t ask.

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When I was a Director in Mary Kay, I found that many of the consultants were afraid to get a NO, because they felt that it was a personal rejection.  Think about it like this.  They are saying no to the opportunity or to the product.  Often they are saying no because they don’t have enough information, they don’t understand the benefits, or because they don’t understand what is required.  In most cases they are not saying no to you.  They are not saying, I don’t like you… you did a bad job… or you are no good… all those crazy things we say to ourselves.

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Recently at church I asked two ladies if they would like to help on a committee. They both said YES and thanked me for asking.  Isn’t that cool?!  What a blessing to me, and I think they are being blessed as well. They feel connected, making new friends, and seem to be enjoying it.

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If you are afraid or hesitate to ask for what you want – Ask anyway . . . they might say YES!  and actually thank you.

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Ask – Go find your YESes!

 

Go out and make it a great day!

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Delinda

Question:  Do you find that you hesitate to ask for something because you are afraid they will say ‘No”? Are you willing to go for it and ask anyway?

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TALK to me – I’d Love to Hear from YOU!

When You Choose to Reach Out & Ask…

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Have you ever felt frustrated or Stuck?  Maybe stuck in your job, a relationship, or just life in general?  Most of us have at some point or another, I certainly have.  It seems things will move along pretty well, then Stop. Do you know what I mean?

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What I’ve found is each time it happens I need to Reach Out and Ask. Sometimes it isn’t fun to ask for help or advice, and you really have to be careful WHO you ask, but if you don’t do something – you stay stuck!

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When Stuck – 

  • Look for someone who is where you want to be. (When I was in Mary Kay, and I was ready for the next step into Cadillac I hung around the Cadillac Directors, helped them set up their rooms for meetings, listening and learning so I would be ready for the next step. I wanted to be where they were.)

  • Ask that person out for a cup of coffee or lunch – you pay and ‘pick their brain’. (Most people love to share their journey and how they did it. Your job – LISTEN)

  • You may want to look for a coach – someone who has ‘Been there-Done that’ (Find the right one for you. They can give you the roadmap and help you see your next step)

  • Be open to new ideas

  • Be ready to grab a hold and ready to Move

  • Be flexible and teachable

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There is always a way, another option, a different choice.  If you’re Stuck… Reach Out & Ask!

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‘Til next time – Keep in mind

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Destiny is not  matter of Chance – It’s a Matter of Choice! Choose wisely and go out and make it a great day! 

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Delinda

Question:  Is there an area in your life where you feel Stuck?  

Who can you reach out to?

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January 23 in Vegas – RETREAT

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I have been invited to speak and lead in music for the

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WOMEN OF THE VALLEY Retreat

Las Vegas Marriott in Summerlin

January 23 – Saturday

8:45 am – 3:30 pm

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This is being hosted by both MountainView and Grace Presbyterian churches, for all women in the Las Vegas Valley.  It will be a day full of inspiration and fun!

  • HILDA PECORARO will be speaking on the Power of God’s Words

  • MICHELLE MORTENSEN will be sharing about the

    Power of the Words we Use to Others

  • I will be sharing thoughts on the Power of the Words we Tell Ourselves.

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There will be a little EASY SUMBA dancing, Lunch, and a SPECIAL GUEST CELEBRITY – (brought to you by KATHY WALKER KOCH!)

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Don’t miss it!

Women of the Valley -2016 Retreat-FLYER

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AND if any of you out of town gals are interested…. COME ON! 

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Tickets are still available, send checks to:

MT. VIEW PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

C/O  Andrea Manning

6737 Druid Hills St., LV 89149

Andrea Manning 818-254-5625, Delinda Layne 702-510-1212

‘Til next time – 

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BLESSINGS! Go out and make it a great day!

Delinda

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