My Mother has always said, "Tracy, if you don't ask for what you want, you'll never get it".
I love that! But...it has taken me until I was in my mid thirties to be comfortable asking for what I want. I never wanted to sound pushy or ungrateful and I was always afraid that I would offend someone by simply...asking...
Not now! It's very empowering to know that with the right tone, attitude and a smile you can vertuially ask for anything you want! Now, that doesn't mean you'll get what you are asking for but at least you ASKED!
Because I am not sitting on my hands and waiting for someone to wave their magic wand to get The Everything Marinator made, I have been doing a lot of "asking'!
This past weekend I stood in front of three people (in a casual setting) and pitched The Everything Marinator knowing what I was about to ask for...money...but I was not nervous because I believe in The Everything Marinator and I know that you can't get what you want if you don't ask for it!
Two out of the three opened their checkbooks and the one person that did not give money gave the offer of free advertising! Not bad!
So thanks Mom, I do love that advice!