• Ahyiana Angel

Ask For What You Want




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Hello, hello most amazing one. Thank you for tapping in with me today. I am your host Ahyiana Angel, and this is the Quit Playing Small podcast. Today, we're getting into asking for what you want.


Ask for what you want. When you decide to Quit Playing Small you enter a season in your life where you just have to go for it.


Otherwise, you'll wait too long. You'll think too hard. And eventually, you'll worry yourself right out of the ask. You'll come up with a variety of excuses to avoid taking action. You'll start talking yourself out of it. You'll question if you deserve it. When playing small is no longer an option, you can't afford to talk yourself out of potential game changers.


It's go time. It's easier now to create a way for yourself where it once seemed like there was no way. There are so many opportunities available that weren't available before with the growth of the internet, smartphones and social media. However, you still have to speak up to nudge your way forward.


Just because the opportunities are more plentiful than they once were. It doesn't mean there won't be any work required on your part. You have to tap into that little bold space within yourself that. Okay, let me step up and ask for what I want. Let me make sure that I put myself out there and take chances. Let me make sure that I make my asks clear.


Request the promotion that you feel you deserve. Ask to meet with the person who can impact your career. Pitch your work to your dream client. Making the ask is up to you. My first paid speaking engagement was a result of asking the organizer to be paid for my participation.

Admittedly, during the conversation I had to make an awkward segue into broaching the topic of money. At the time I had completed a variety of speaking engagements to build my resume, but I did not get paid for any of them. In this instance I had leverage because the organizer approached me to participate in the conference, but I quickly realized that if I did not request compensation, it would not have been offered.


I knew what I wanted and I asked for what I deserved. Nowadays, it's easier to connect with people that we otherwise may not know via things like social media platforms, Instagram, LinkedIn, but there's still a part of you that will have to step up and be bold. You may have to initiate interactions and put yourself in positions to get what you want.


Although the initial stages of asking for what you want, it may be a little uncomfortable. Keep in mind that every situation you approach, they are still people just like you. And they had to start somewhere too. There may have been a time when they had to push themselves to approach someone in a similar fashion.


You will not be the first nor the last. So just ask.


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