How I Went From From Nothing To Everything With One Word
Ask. Why the hell don’t people ask more? Asking is the single most powerful tool in your life. Asking can open opportunities that you never dreamt possible. Asking can make a closed door become wide open. Asking begins an action.
How I received a 24% salary increase in one year.
I asked my new young whippersnapper boss for a raise at work. I brought all my supporting documentation and almost banged on his desk while demanding a raise. I got all the bullshit reasons to why he couldn’t. What he did do for me however was offer me a coveted spot on a special IT project (SAP). Maybe the bastard was getting rid of me. After completing my year and a half on the project I asked again for a raise. After being turned down again I immediately took a severance package and quit the company. They begged me to stay. I found another job in a huge airspace company two weeks later. A year later the company performed a market study and raised our salaries. With my regular increase I received a whopping 24% raise in pay! The lesson from this is that I asked for that initial raise. If I had never asked nothing would have happened. Ask and you shall eventually receive.
How I always eat a delicious meal.
Can’t decide what to eat at that fancy restaurant you had reservations for a month? Ask the waiter for what is most popular. It usually turns into something pretty damn yummy.
Have a pressing problem at work?
I find many people are embarrassed to ask questions at work. They feel like they will look like an idiot. But why struggle for hours or even days over a problem when you can ask someone? And usually they are only glad to help. All this fretting over asking is usually all in your head. Get a grip on yourself and start asking for help. It really is that simple.
Have any questions for me? Ask away. I’ll be more than happy to help out.
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