I love my little pups! That's Kirby on the left (he's two years old) and Hildy on the right (she's 14).
They work with me every day and keep me company. And, by far, their favorite part of the day is lunchtime!
They are both very food motivated, and I will admit that I indulge them with treats from my plate. So, come lunchtime, they are both right at my side.
The big difference between the two is that Kirby makes it known what he wants, and he asks for it, while Hildy will just sit back with no expectations. This photo says it all...
Kirby is like, "You got food?" "I want that food." "Where's the food?"
Hildy sits back like, "Ummm, I'm back here too, in case you want to give me anything." "I mean, you don't have to." "I hope you do, but I'm ok if not; it's cool."
And the sad thing is that Kirby gets WAY more treats than Hildy. I mean, he's just right there!
It made me realize...shit, I've been a Hildy my whole life!
I've always been in the back like, "I'll be back here if you want to give me anything." "I mean, if not, it's cool."
Kirby can be a little obnoxious sometimes where Hildy is more chill, but at the end of the day, I love them both the same, and Kirby is getting more of what he wants...because he is asking for it, and he's always right there.
I'm always going to be more chill like Hildy, but it made me start to think about where in my life (and business) I can begin to make myself known and ask for what I want, as Kirby does.
I am going to start thinking about it and hope you will do it as well. I talk a lot about all of the "noise" in the world right now, and for someone like me, who isn't comfortable being "in your face," it can sometimes feel like it's hard to compete.
I'm starting to realize that it's ok to show up and it's ok to ask for what you want. You get more treats that way!