My dog has figured out how to get what she wants. In the morning, she positions herself at the top of the stairs, blocking the path down. It’s clear what she wants by her positioning. She wants me to scratch that spot on her back right above her tail. And she just stands there smiling, getting her scratches until she is done and runs downstairs.
Many years ago, someone shared their perspective with me: The most you will ever get is what you ask for. Whether in business or in life, are you asking for what you want?