DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK

WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING, ASK

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When I first started the SHE DID IT podcast, I did solo episodes. I wanted to have guests on my show, but didn’t feel like I had the credibility since I had just begun.

…until I thought back to when I started my marketing agency at 20 years old.

I didn’t go to school for marketing. I was self taught and the only way that I was going to gain business was to begin reaching out to people + companies and asking if they needed marketing, right?

Because I personally reached out and because I ASKED, I gained clients.

I applied that same mindset to my podcast and began getting successful entrepreneurs interested in sharing their insight! I even got celebrities.

All that I did was ask. 

WHY YOU AREN’T ASKING

I’LL TELL YOU…

FEAR!

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People are afraid to ask! They are afraid to ask for help, they are afraid to ask for something they want and they are afraid to ask for what they NEED.

This applies to business and your personal life.

The fear comes from fear of rejection and fear of the unknown.

Totally understandable.

But… you are holding yourself back! That fear isn’t allowing you to progress in the right direction.

Fear is very real, but fear is also in our minds. We create that fear. No one wants to be rejected. Sometimes it can be scary to ask.

Have you ever considered that asking might be your golden ticket to getting to that next level?

When we allow fear to dictate our decisions, we cannot reach our full potential. Sometimes we need to step outside of our comfort zone, do what makes us feel uneasy and challenge our belief system! When we are uncomfortable, we grow! We learn and we can thrive!

HOW TO ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT

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I will keep this simple.

PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE

Understand that if you want to reach the next level or grow, you have to do what makes you uncomfortable, if in fact, fear IS what’s holding you back. Take a step back and…

WRITE OUT THE PRO’s + CON’s

You’ll realize as you write out the pro’s and con’s of asking, that the pro’s are in your favor. The biggest con is typically rejection in whatever form that may be! Sometimes actually seeing it on paper helps to shift your mentality.

TAKE ACTION

At the end of the day… no one is going to take action for you. You MUST stop doubting yourself. You MUST stop questioning yourself and you MUST begin to believe in yourself and focus on what you want.

If you want something that you don’t currently have, then ASK! If the answer is no or you face rejection, you learn and never have to wonder! If you ask and the answer is yes, then you’ll be pleased!

Trust your gut feeling!

THE TAKEAWAY

Give yourself a little more credit and go after what you want!

I recently interviewed David Meltzer on conquering decision making and asking for what you want! You can read the post or listen to the podcast because his insight will inspire you!

Keep this one in mind: When I start to doubt myself or fear rejection, I picture my goal and repeat to myself… I CAN, I WILL & I MUST.

Give it a try ;)

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Sydney

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