It’s OK To Say No To All Of The Unexpected Asks For Money

At the grocery store checkout…

At the pet store…

A table outside your pharmacy…

Somebody waving and holding a sign on a street corner…

Neighbor collecting donations…

At the cash register in almost every store you visit…


We are good people. We like to give. But the unexpected ask, everywhere we go is getting old. And that money is probably not going where we think it is going. It’s possible some of that money is going into politics. Yikes!

Giving is so meaningful and important, but let’s start saying no, to random asks, and let’s start reaching out to the people and places we want to donate to.

And maybe a little research to make sure it’s going to the people and places that really need the help.


Always Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

Stay alert.

Look around.

Stand up straight, shoulders back, head up (not distracted or checking your phone).

Walk around like you’re packing heat, even if you aren’t.

You are much less likely to be a victim with small, important changes… while you’re out and about or running errands.

Thugs look for easy targets.

Don’t be an easy target.

Make the thugs think you will be WAY too much trouble. 💪