I’m an addict and my only regret is I wish I would have become one earlier in life. I’m addicted to completing challenging goals. Whenever I feel this nagging feeling of wanting to hold back and not try to achieve a goal because I’m worrying about what people will think, say, or do. Then I need to go do it, now. It’s almost always been the right move. Over the past few years. I’ve completed a Master of Science degree, writing a daily blog, have my wife stay home full-time with our children, attend Startup Weekend, run a marathon, start my first charity event, travel to vegas and la, dance at weddings, almost escape from Escape Room, our honeymoon, and deciding to have kids. Have been some of the best decisions of my life. They have lead to some of the best moments of my life.
What would I be doing without taking these chances? Life would have been half as fulfilling.
Now I’ve started down a new path. It’s the first time I’ve really posted something directly to facebook that I’ve written, to my family. Something I’ve been really reluctant to do. It’s the first time I’ve done any type of fundraiser and asked for money.
How do you ask for money? It’s difficult but a key is that it needs to be genuine. It needs to be from the heart. If it’s false or phony then people will know who you are and your values. You’re done for.
Your word is your bond. You need to be honest and transparent. Be honest with the people you are trying to persuade or ask for help.
Why should they help you?
What’s in it for them?
It’s the logical question that you need to answer.
What am I offering?
What makes it special?
That’s what you need to figure out how to convey.