Do you find it embarrassing or uncomfortable to ask for things you need in the workplace? In this video, explore how to go about asking in a polite and direct request—without being pushy—that is more likely to get the "yes" answer you want.
- If we are going to request things we want and need,…we have to get over our inhibitions about asking.…We need to face the fact that we might get rejected,…but learn to ask anyway.…No isn't the end of the world.…So here's your toolkit assignment.…Spend the next 30 straight days asking for some…low stakes, unimportant thing, every single day.…On Monday, maybe you order something that isn't on the menu.…
On Tuesday, ask a friend to give you a lift to work.…Throw in a few crazy requests that are bound to get a no,…just to get comfortable with the idea of rejection.…Walk into your local gas station and ask for a discount.…You're going to get laughed at, but, so what?…You're training your brain to ask.…Kick this exercise up a notch…by asking a friend to play along.…Share what your request was each day.…The accountability will help you stick to it…when the asking gets tough.…
After a month of practice,…let's ask for something that really does matter to you.…When you're ready, keep these two things in mind.…Many of us are much better at asking for other people.…
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