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Can you imagine being on one of the Seahawk parade buses riding through the streets of Seattle with your entire family? Right before the Seahawks toured the streets of Seattle, my friend Freddy sent a quick text asking for 2 tickets into the Seahawks party at Century Link. Freddy’s friend said, “Sure, but you need to pick up the tickets at the Hawks practice facility”. So Freddy quickly turned his car around drove to Renton and through crazy circumstances his entire family ended up on the Seahawks parade bus traveling through the streets of Seattle to a million cheering fans. It was a crazy story and exciting adventure for his family. All of this was started by one simple “ask.”
It got me to wondering how much of life’s adventure do we miss out on because we are too fearful to ask?
The power of “the ask” has never been my weakness so here are a few significant things I’ve learned.
- Asking needs to be seen as “an invitation” to something greater not as something to be taken or sold.
- When inviting your kids, spouse or team members to connect deeper remember rarely will it happen on the first invitation.
- Asking is rooted in giving. Seek first to give. The art of being a pure giver is giving without manipulation or getting something in return. People will know the difference over time.
- Most people who don’t like to ask, are often worried about feeling or being seen as needy. I have learned “asking” is the pivotal point of connection which may lead to unseen adventures.
- …with asking comes rejection – now get over it!
When we ask we may we may take everyone around us on a ride they will never forget.