Sunday, February 7, 2010

It's "No" for Sure, Unless You Ask

My friend and colleague Cathy Nesbitt of Cathy's Crawly Composters won the coveted Green Business Award from the Greater Innisfil Chamber Of Commerce.


To her the honor, glory and kudos.

To me the pleasure of watching her walk to the podium and accept.

Also a jolly good meal in good company at the dinner.

Cathy is a media phenomenon, and I watched her in action, after the awards, with a host of a TV breakfast show.

Within minutes she had parlayed a chance encounter into another series of appearances on TV.

If you don't know Cathy, it all looks so smooth, subtle, natural.

But I know Cathy as a self-assured, downright and forward individual, and she has been that way since our first contact (by telephone) eight or more years ago.(*)

I love gleaning bits of stuff from her fertile brain.

The title of this post is yet-another quote, tossed so glibly, but demonstrated oh so well by her ability to boost her business year after year.

"It's "No" for Sure, Unless You Ask ".

So true.


The worst they can do is turn you down.

P.S. Visit Cathy's web site and ask her about the award!

(*) I had sent an email to eight worm suppliers, and Cathy was the only one to respond, and she responded within 60 minutes with a telephone call.

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