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Tuesday, February 19, 2019  

Asking For What You WantPublished 8/4/2009

Isn’t it interesting how hard it is to ask for what we really want?
What’s the worst that can happen? We get a no, another option, or we get want we want; which one scares us most?
In my last newsletter, one of the things I asked for was more speaking engagements.
Since I asked I have been booked to do a series of nine seminars for one organization, an hour and a half seminar on “Client Retention” for another organization, and the potential of sharing a speaking engagement with two other well known speakers for a very large corporation for their women managers.
Today one of my really focused clients realized she was somewhat stuck.
The more we discussed it the more clear it became that she was not just coming out and saying what needed to be said; asking for what she wants.
Many things can hold us back; two of them are fear, and uncertainty about what we want.
Funny how once you do get clear and ask for what you want, things begin to shift.
That is so much better than living in limbo; why would you choose to live your life from that place?
I gave my client the homework assignment to just ask for what she wants from her prospects and clients.
She was getting the appointments and the phone calls returned, but none of that mattered if she didn’t speak up and ask for what she wants.
She was like a car in neutral with her foot on the gas; burning energy but going no where.
My phone rang two hours later with a jubilant client telling me she had gotten three appointments and taken things to a new level with each of her clients.
She was ready to stand in her power and ask for exactly what she needed.
They are at choice with their answer, but now she will know where she stands and what she needs to do to get or keep their business.
How often do you feel like you are burning energy but getting nowhere?
Could it be because you have not asked for what you want. What would be different each day if you just spoke up?
Get clear on what it is and go for it!
Sherry L. Ray, CPCC is a national speaker, international business/life coach, and a Reiki Master/Teacher.

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