Giving Validation – August 25.2011

In a northwestern US city, a woman from out of town parked her car
in an attended lot and walked across the street to shop. Hoping to
get a discount on the cost of parking, and not familiar with local
idioms, she asked, “Do you give validation?”

“Certainly,” replied the store’s manager. “You are an excellent
person and I love your hair.”

That might have been worth the cost of parking. I mean, who wouldn’t
pay a couple of dollars for the kind of validation that she got?

Mark Twain said, “I can live two months off a good compliment.” But
then he also said, “If you can’t get a compliment any other way, pay
yourself one.” I suppose sometimes that is the only way we can get

I’m a strong believer in the power of affirming other people. One
time I facetiously told an audience that I have never in my life
received a standing ovation. They gave me one — and I’m here to
tell you it isn’t nearly so satisfying when you have to ask for it.
Nevertheless, I never underestimate the importance of positive
encouragement in a life

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About Robynn

Robynn Jaymes has spent her whole life in radio… 30 years!! And almost half of them have been at Star Country. Originally from Cincinnati, Robynn came to the area as a Liberty University student. Along with all things country music, Robynn is a big fan of Football!—The Virginia Tech Hokies, The Washington Redskins and, of course, the Cincinnati Bengals. And also, “I’m addicted to the Weather Channel,” she says. Right now, Robynn is a big fan if the music coming from Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney! Robynn is also a winner of the Billboard Air Personality of the Year award. Hear all new Warm & Fuzzies with Robynn M-F at 11:45AM!

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