The Power of Asking
We have all heard the phrase, “ask and you shall receive.”
Despite this saying being all too familiar, it seems we struggle a great deal when it comes time to do the asking for something we need. Why do you think this is? Likely, it is because we are afraid. We are afraid of getting rejected.
However, how will we ever know if we don’t just ASK? Seems simple, right? That’s because it is. Here are some tips to help ease the asking process guaranteed to bring the results you want, to get what you need.
Ask the right person.
Pre-qualify the person you are asking to make sure they are the right fit. For instance, if you need money, ask the person who has the money, not someone who is struggling financially themselves. Use your best sense of judgment to get the best results.
Ask as though you already have it.
Believe in yourself! The more you do, the more likely the person you are asking will too. Confidence and success are good friends. If you are confident in what you are asking for, the more likely the person you are asking is going to want to give it to you. Make them believe it would be foolish to say no.
Delivery is key! The clearer you are, the less likely it is for confusion to arise. If you know exactly what it is you want, the easier it will be for someone to say yes. If you are unclear in what it is you are asking, it will be hard to get what you want if the person you are asking doesn’t know what they would be giving. Make sense?
If you get a no, that’s okay! Don’t give up just yet. Timing is a huge factor here. Perhaps the person you asked was having a bad day at the time you asked, or maybe certain circumstances played a role in their answer. Things change. Be persistent!
Last, but certainly not least, here is a helpful formula to always remember: SW-SW-SW-SW.
Some will, some won’t. So what… someone’s waiting.
Kiss your fear goodbye and take control of what it is you want the most! Your greatest desires could be a question away…
What will YOU ask?