Minute with Modo (#17): Just Ask

I remember there was a time in my life when I was always so afraid to ask for what I wanted; being respect, salary, or even how I wanted food cooked at a restaurant.

I always thought negotiating meant rejection and I never wanted anyone to think I was ever saying No. Saying no in my mind meant possibly never having that opportunity again, which ultimately meant failure.

I HATE failure.

But one day after speaking with some friends I negotiated my first salary increase. It was SMALL but the impact was tremendous for my self esteem. I quickly learned all they could say was no…or YES! If I never asked how would I know.

Now I think I ask way too much! Lol but I am ok with that. With more asking came a great increase in being told no. And that is ok too. Hearing no no longer means rejection it now means try again.

And that next salary increase was HUGE! 🙂

Take a risk.

Just ask.

Always with love,

Modo

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My beast friends as I call them! Ebony and Aaron always remind me to dig deeper and reach higher.

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