I was asked by a couple that could not attend the Gala to win an item on the live auction list. They said win, not bid. The difference? No price limit. Literally. So here's me, 5 foot nothin' sitting at my table bidding thousands of dollars on this item. There were teachers and volunteers manning the bidding, and they were shocked to see me bidding so much $$! I kept raising my card at the appropriate time, raising the price up, and raising money for the school! In the end, the auctioneer convinced the second highest bidder to match my price and doubled the item we were bidding on. Talk about owning it! People were "Good job!"-ing me, patting my friend next to me (male) on the back, like he was the contributor behind this. Hel-LO! I'm not a baller, but I can hold my own :)
What have we learned? Be bold! Be the one to put shock on everyone's faces! Make sure to wear a hot dress and heels so you KNOW you can own it.
Here's a picture from the evening, after I won!