Friday, November 20, 2009

Zooming Thru Life
Lost or not, ask for directions

by Paul M. Carhart

Another tip from the forthcoming book, "Zooming Thru Life: Creative Tips To Bring Sanity To Your On-The-Go Lifestyle."

I told myself that the tips in this book would not be gender specific. But I hadn't anticipated this one, which is, admittedly, mostly for us guys. And, keep in mind, I'm just as guilty of this as the next guy.

How much time have we wasted driving around in circles, looking for someplace we're sure we can find? All we have to do is stop at a gas station and ask someone for directions. But we don't. And we guys, as a race, waste a ton of time on this.

Let’s face it. Girls don't care. They'll stop and ask. But not us guys.

So if you don’t want to ask for directions, you'll save a lot of time, energy, effort and even money if you just figure out how to get where you're going from the outset. Just do a little homework ahead of time. But if you don't get around to doing the homework, and don't have OnStar or a handy smart phone in your pocket, the moment you aren't crystal clear on where you're going, stop and ask someone.

Oh the heated discussions I could have avoided had I only heeded my own advice.

Look, I don’t care if you think you’ve got it covered. I don’t care if you’re embarrassed, I don’t care if it doesn’t jive with your image. Please, for your own sake , just ask someone.

Because, trust me on this guys, not asking for directions never ever impresses the girls.


If you liked this tip, you'll be pleased to know there's a whole book filled with similar advice. Paul Carhart’s book, Zooming Thru Life: Creative Tips To Bring Sanity To Your On-The-Go Lifestyle, will be available from your favorite online bookseller, early 2010. Stay up to date: