Do you know what an ask post is?
Well, I didn’t know what it was till very recently.
An ask post is exactly what it says on the tin – It’s a social media post in which you ask for what you want.
It seems simple doesn’t it. But oh no, it is not simple. I am fine with hinting or suggesting but outright asking is another story.
I have been doing a 5 Day LinkedIn Challenge as part of a linkedin bootcamp course and one of the requirements is to do a direct ask post. No stories, no nice dressing it up. Just ask for business.
Oh my goodness – It took me days of didderring and doddering and procrastination. I have finally made the post and here it is:
Doesn’t look so hard so why all the diddering?
Fear and rejection is the simple answer.
Am I being too pushy, too salesy, too desperate!!!
Had to pull out all the stops and dig deep and resort to my favourite quote:
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Well now that its done, I don’t know what I made such a fuss about. Thats how I was feeling until I realised that the requirement is to send out one ask post/ week. Aaaaah!! Lots more digging to be done!
What about you? What have you had to do this week that caused you to feel the fear?