Founder – Chief Change Optimist – Author – Host – Speaker – TV/Radio Personality – Mentor
Ariane de Bonvoisin - Founder and Chief Change Optimist
Subscribe to Ariane's Blog RSS
Redbook

Read Ariane’s First30Days Column

Redbook magazine features monthly tips on different life change subjects.
Endorsement
Start Here

Sign up and receive my newsletter.

Full of inspiration and information to help change your life.

Recent Press

Ariane at the Oprah Conference This October

placeholder
Ariane will be a keynote speaker at the Oprah conference in South Africa this October.

Ariane Talks about Getting Unstuck

placeholder
Getting unstuck in life can depend equally on big and small changes.

Ariane’s Blog

A place to explore, embrace & make change happen

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Asking for what we need? What a concept!

I heard Dr. Laura Trice speak at TED a month ago and she brought up a question that I can’t get out of my mind: Why don’t we ask for praise?

She described how difficult it is for people to expose themselves and ask for what they really need. You may need your spouse to thank you for taking the kids to school everyday and preparing dinner each night; and you may need your boss to acknowledge the work you did with the big client or you may need your friend to thank you for always being there. Making this simple request can put you on the path to greater happiness.

Take a minute to understand what you need to hear and whom you need to hear it from. Then go ask for it!