In another life I was a fundraiser. One of the first rules of fundraising is ask, and the second rule of fundraising is ask again.
I was reminded of this as I listened to Erica Ehm talking at a conference on Saturday. She was sharing that most of her successes were due to just asking for what she wanted. And when you think about it – what’s the worst that could happen – they say no, but often they may well surprise us and say yes.
As entrepreneurs, we are already risk-takers, so why not take it to the next level. Think about what you want to achieve, who could help you realize that goal, and ask – for help, for money, for support, whatever you need I really believe that it is only when we put it out there that the universe can respond. So just ask.