Asking is more than a skill--it's a lifestyle The Ask is your personal manual for building the best, most fulfilling personal and professional life possible. Crafting the perfect ask can fund your new business, support your favorite charity, and get more quality time with your significant other--but it can do so much more than that. It can change your life. In learning how to ask for what you really want and deserve, you lose your fear of rejection and judgement. You create the greatest sense of self-worth that no one can give you, you give it to yourself when you ask. The critical moment is when you turn your skills inward and make the hardest asks, the ones you ask yourself . This book is designed to make you an Exceptional Asker, and in the process, give you the confidence and skills you need to achieve all your goals and realize your dreams. You'll learn how to prepare, what words to use, what to avoid, and how to follow up, and you'll purge the natural hesitancy that has been holding you back for so long. Asking is about empowerment. It shows the world that what you want matters . It defines who you are, where you're going, and who will be by your side. This book provides over 175 sample asks, with clear actionable steps to help you claim your space in relationships, at work, and in the world. Rewrite your own rulebook and find empowerment in asking Learn the simple five steps to craft the perfect ask Discover the secret of the ask - it's two sentences and a question Remove your Money Blockers and turn a bad ask into a win Conquer the hardest asks you'll ever make--the ones you ask yourself Mastering the art of the ask reconfigures your approach to life, and changes the way you tackle challenges and goals. The Ask gives you the skills--and the mindset--you need to accomplish anything you can dream.
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Get What You Ask For The Ask is your hands-on guide to getting the life you always wanted. Whether you need stronger relationships, a better job, or simply more personal confidence to get whatever you deserve, the highly proven strategy inside enables you to develop the courage, find the inspiration, and use straightforward know-how to simply ask for it. Does it sound too easy to be true? Get used to it. This approach to moving into a higher quality of life requires daily practice--it's a lifestyle. When you choose to live the life you want, you will ask for everything you need with two sentences and a question. That's it. Laura's universal formula has driven performance at the most recognized nonprofits and businesses in the world, as well as given countless people a fresh, empowered life, and now you can overcome the challenges holding you back from your goals by following the steps in this book. Laura Fredricks, JD, is an influencer in fundraising, business, and personal development, and this valuable resource allows you to keep her wisdom and experience at your fingertips, including: The ten reasons why you should ask and the ten reasons why you don't ask -- along with tools and practical exercises to develop the mindset you need to be an exceptional asker The five-step, foolproof method for any ask--done properly, in the precise order, these strategic actions return exceptional results from your asks More than 175 sample asks--throughout every chapter, word-for-word asks provide inspiring models to use when asking for what you want in every aspect of your life You are one ask away from the life you want--know exactly what to say with The Ask.
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Suppose for a minute, by some unexplained magic, you could get anything you want--money, a new job, love, more time, a new life . . . anything. Don't think. You know what you want. Why don't you have it in your life? Don't you deserve it? Inside this book, you will find the formula for how you can get the life you want with the magic already inside of you. You already have your wants, now all you need is The Ask. This immediately useful guidebook provides tangible structure to the art and psychology behind asking for what you want and getting it. It sounds simple, it is simple, and the only way it stays simple is by staying organized and focused through flawless execution. The clear, step-by-step guidance in every chapter quickly gives you the thorough knowledge you need to begin practicing The Ask in every aspect of your life. Everyone has the potential to consistently receive what they ask for by mastering a mindset of core beliefs and traits, setting the stage, and delivering a well-practiced ask. This is the personal development strategy you can easily make a part of your everyday routine to nurture healthier relationships, enhance professional performance, and be a driving force behind your favorite organizations. The reason this singular approach to The Ask is so powerful is because it enables you to shed the fear of rejection and judgement clouding your self-worth. No one can give you that confidence--you need to claim it yourself within the pages of this transformative book. Laura Fredricks is known as The Billion-Dollar Ask-Maker Powerhouse who trains and coaches nonprofits and businesses across the globe, and this actionable guide enables you to sit down with her and apply her well-proven lifestyle for success to your life. Yes--you live the strategy, and this completely reimagined edition of her popular title brings you up-to-date on the latest examples and insights from real people reaching their goals by asking. Open up opportunities you never thought were possible by being able to: Turn around a no answer by keeping your ask alive Fix a bad ask into a win Remove your money blockers Gain the courage to make your hardest asks--the ones you ask yourself, easy and effortless Imagine the person you can be with everything you want--now become that person with The Ask