Most adults can relate to the time when they would ask their parents for some special item or for some money. The usual answer was no. So the idea of asking for money or something else became engrained in our minds that the answer would always be met with a negative reply. End result, most people to not like to ask other people for money or anything else for that matter.
In addition, when someone is daring enough to ask for financial help there is a carryover expectation that the request will be met with a negative response and the person asking feels rejected when the answer is negative. It is taken “personally” which is to say the person asking thinks that the negative response is failure on their part.
This is not true!
It takes courage to ask people for financial support and to get past a lifetime of fear of rejection because someone says no to an idea or request for funding. There is a solution to finding the courage and asking people for money.
The solution is found in the doing. Sounds simple enough, right? Well it is simple. The best way to raise money for a cause is to ask for financial support realizing that not all people will embrace the idea but a large number will. What is the worst thing that can happen when someone asks another person for money? The person being asked says no….. well big deal. Perhaps the next person will say yes and that will build one’s fundraising confidence level to new heights. The key is simple…ask!
That’s the way I see it.
Master Financial Planning Services Inc.