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Dec 18 2014

Being a True Friend Sometimes is Scary

FriendshipBeing a True Friend Sometimes is Scary – Vol. 290, December 18, 2014 

A couple of weekends ago I attended a training where teens were invited to accompany their parents. It was a training to help those of us with a businesses to learn how to sell our products and services without really selling them. What I mean by that is that we were taught a much more helpful way for our prospects to learn about whether what we have to offer is something they would find helpful.

Well, there was this amazing eleven year old girl who I was teamed up with for a few moments to go through the sales process we were taught. After explaining what I did, I asked her if she had any issues that she thought I could help her with and she told me this story.

She was feeling very scared because one of her friends was in a very abusive family situation where she was being sexually abused repeatedly. However, the eleven year old in front of me had a mother who was very involved in helping women, children and even animals that were being abused to get the help they required. The young woman in front of me was fearing losing her friend if the friend knew that it was she that had called the police to get her out of that house.

I told her that there are many times in life when it is so much easier to walk away from a horrid situation then to do something to make things better. I told her that she could only live her life from her own values, which from her own actions meant “doing the right thing” regardless of how scary it was or what the ramifications might be later. Because at least she knew that she did her best to better a situation that her friend could not do without some sort of outside intervention.

Because we were in the midst of practicing the new sales process and were to only spend about 15 seconds with each person, we had gone way over time. So, I gave her a hug and told her that we needed to continue the exercise we were given to do.

About twenty minutes later she found me with a huge smile on her face. She told me that she had just made three sales and was feeling fine and thanked me for our chat.

Do you think you would have had the guts to do what this eleven year old did by sending the police to her friend’s house to do something for her young friend. To be honest with you, I don’t think I would have been able to take that brave an action at her age. I do know as an adult I have taken many brave actions that haven’t always made people happy, but when someone is at risk, my own gut tells me it is better to do something then be guilty of not doing so should the outcome be horrific for walking away.

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