Asking someone for something can be intimidating, daunting and extremely uncomfortable. A lot of times, this hesitation is what hold us back from achieving what we want to achieve.
I had a coaching call today with one of my clients and they were looking to get into a more affluent marketplace — the medical space to be specific. This is a space where income is high and time is low meaning they tend to outsource their financial planning to a professional rather than doing it themselves.
As I was listening to this advisor talk Istarted realizing exactly why he wasn’t in the market he wanted to be in. He had said on a few separate occasions that he had been trying to tap into it and trying to change his business. So I followed up and asked “What have you done to get into that market?” What I found is that not much had been done…
It all goes back to the saying “You have not because you ask not.”
In order to get what you want you have to ask for it, you have to attract it. And you have to do that every single day without quit.
Asking is simple, just ask. Next time you come across someone ask “Hey, I’m trying to get into the medical market place — know anyone there that I could introduce myself to?” Simple as that. Think about it this way — if someone asked you that very same question how would you feel? If you had a good relationship with them, you’d probably do everything you could to help them. People love to give and help others so by asking them, you are giving them the opportunity to feel great that day. Now imagine you do that every day, 3 times per day. What do you think will happen? That’s right! You’ll eventually be working with medical professionals…
Now on to the attract part. Whenever someone asks you what you do (in this scenario) you let them know you serve medical professionals in their financial planning needs. Again, you say this over and over and over again. Eventually people will introduce you to medical professionals just because you’re relevant in that space. They’ll feel good making that introduction and both you and that person will benefit from it.
I know this was a specific example about a financial advisor and the medical market, but this applies in all areas of your life. Having trouble with your fitness? Ask someone for help/mentorship. Having trouble finding a job? Ask someone for help/mentorship. Remember, you have not because you ask not.
So go out and start asking for exactly what you and attract exactly what you want. Report back to me and let me know how it goes.
As always, if I can ever be of service to you, reach out and let’s chat.