Baby Got Back- So Many Questions

This week I’m attending a meeting with my company, with lots of presentations, many discussions, and a few performances. During a team building event one night, we were split into teams for a cooking challenge. On top of cooking, we needed to perform a skit/song/cheer of some sort. Cooking is not my first love (not my 20th), though luckily for all, we were assigned to salad duty. But writing a funny song? Now you’re in my wheelhouse. I wrote a parody of ‘Baby Got Back’ and our team performed it, with another woman and I taking the lead. We quickly earned the nickname, “the rap girls.” It was funny.

Till the next morning. “The Rap Girls” were called up at 8am in a meeting, and asked to repeat the performance.

Seriously, I rapped ‘Baby Got Back’ at 8am in a meeting.  My husband would be so proud.

After that loveliness, we listened to a speaker who specializes in helping salespeople increase their skills.  I’m not a salesperson, and really don’t want to be, so I thought I might tune out.  But it turns out, that his biggest tip is one we should all hear.

Ask questions.  Listen.  Learn.

My first question was why in the world I agreed to rap.  But sometimes you have to get uncomfortable and take risks.  But more importantly, it did have me stop and think about how I go about life.  I don’t ask enough questions, and certainly don’t listen enough.

You can’t know how to help people if you don’t ask questions to get to know them and their needs.

So let me ask you…

What’s going on in your life today?

That’s a great place to start.

Baby Got Back

Comments

  1. Wow. You win. I could never have done that. I think it would have rather had one of my toes cut off. I hate being the center of attention and having everyone look at me. Seriously. Walking down the Isle during my wedding… Panic!

  2. I was singing along to the tune as I read your words – you have a talent, Anita! If only there were a video of your performance…
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  3. You, my friend, are awesome! Haha to “artichoke in your face, you get HUNGRY!” I can just hear it!
    Oh and today, I need to get going to work…we’re trying to sell franchises right now and have a discovery day. I will get an awesome lunch out of it though and hopefully not have lettuce in my teeth for the part I present afterwards (this – in case you’re like HUH? – is in response to your question at the end about what I’m doing today 😉
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