Ask intelligent and precise questions
It is much more likely that you will get what you ask for if you follow these five rules.
- Ask specific questions. Describe precisely what you want, first from yourself and then from others.
Respond to the questions: when, where, why, how (much, many, far), with whom?
- Ask someone who can help you.
Think of someone who has resources that you need: the knowledge, the capital, a similar type of business, etc.
- Create value for the person you’re asking for help.
It doesn’t have to be money. Value can be the positive feeling of helping others, participation in a project, etc.
- Ask with focused, congruent belief in yourself or your project.
You have to be sure about what you’re asking for. If not, others won’t believe in you.
- Ask until you get what you want.
Don’t ask the same person in the same way, of course. Just don’t give up after one refusal.
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