You don’t ask. You don’t get.
And here’s the thing about “no.”
I know first hand just how chicken people are about hearing it. I’ve sat through so many meetings where sales reps didn’t ask for the order. I’ve been pitched by hundreds of entrepreneurs who never actually asked me whether I would invest. Very few people do.
I was searching for a story I encountered a while back about a woman who got a job with a prominent person. People marveled over her luck, wondering why others didn’t get the job. The bottom line was, she was the only person to ever ask for the job.
I expected to find a blog post I had done, but I came across someone asking that was even more outrageous: You Decide: Greed Or Stupidity? —
an 18-year-old single mother living on state benefits was handed £5,000 for cosmetic surgery by one of the biggest high street banks
How many others in her position would have had the guts to even ask?