drive their success?
I’m talking about entrepreneurs who have:
• More than 15 years experience
• Started up and run multiple businesses across
• Have taken at least one of those companies
• Generated earnings of more than $2 million
• And more
Why do they ASK, what do they ASK, and how do they
ASK? I invite you to read on.
Why do they ASK?
They know that in order to bring others on board,
to support them in achieving their vision, they
need to cultivate a kind of shared ownership in
evolving that vision – something I call Energetic
They have to be willing to let go of their vision
enough to let others in to co-create it, and be
flexible to respond to contingencies that arise in
the process. In other words, they work with others
in an flexible way to make lemonades out of
And an essential part of how they do this and
their success is “the ASK.”
This directly supports one of the foundational
performance principles I teach to private clients
in our work together. That is, “Wherever You
Direct Your Attention, Energy Follows” – or “like
If you want more of something in your business or
your life, focus on that – in what you think and
feel, in what you say to others and yourself, and
in what you do.
Exactly. Isn’t that why its said ASK and ye shall
What do they ASK?
The most successful serial entrepreneurs ask:
• Friends, colleagues, family members what they
think of their vision
• Suppliers to be more flexible about their
• Key influencers to be part of their board
• People they know, like, and respect to help them
grow the business
• Ideal customers for business
In short, they ASK anyone, anything.
How do they ASK?
The exact details of this critical skill are
currently being researched by Dr. Saras Sarasvathy
of the Darden Business School at The University of
Virginia. She led a fantastic workshop that I
attended yesterday in Manhattan called “How to
Think and Act Like An Entrepeneur.”
But, one thing became clear during our discussion
yesterday. You must be willing to share your
vision – and active in telling everyone about it.
This is something my good friend and colleague
Stew Friedman of The Wharton School at The
University of Pennsylvania knows all about. In his
Total Leadership program, he teaches
people (not just C-suite leaders) how to
effectively paint a compelling picture of the
future in order to enroll the most important
people in your life to support you.
In other words, you have to open up and share what
you’re up to, get others excited about that picture
of the future, then ASK others to be a part of
what you’re creating.
What’s my ASK?
Is it time for you to learn how to shift your
thinking to what you want more of… to free-up your
energy and achieve better results – all by
learning simple, Eastern-inspired ideas for how
you can make more space in your life?
If you’re wondering how on earth you can carve out
more time (or find more energy) to ASK others for
what you need and want in your business – and your
life – then I invite you to join me for my next
group teleclass program that focuses on clearing
away all the unnecessary stuff that is getting in
the way of your success.
The Clutter-Clearing, Performance-Boosting Program
begins in just three days – on Monday, July 23 –
and there are just a few spots left. More details
here. The investment is minimal – only $188 (or less
than $27 per 30-minute call) and the returns are
What’s Ahead for Me?
In addition to leading this next Clutter-Clearing,
Performance-Boosting group teleclass program
and putting the final touches on the online
resources that are part of my soon-to-be-released
book Refuel, Recharge, Re-energize: The Conscious
Entrepreneur’s Guide to Taking Back Control of
Your Time and Energy, …
…these next 60 days – beginning today — I’m
excited to be part of a ground-breaking research
project led by Saras and her team to investigate
just how successful entrepreneurs ASK, including
looking into what gets in the way of them not
To learn more about the work of Dr. Saras
Sarasvathy, visit her website here.
To learn more about the work of Dr. Stew Friedman,
visit his website here.
To meet with me privately to zero-in on what’s
getting in the way of you ASKing for what you want
more of in your business and your life, schedule a
private 1-on-1 breakthrough coaching session with
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Here’s to your success – by ASKing for more of
what you want in your business and your life!