Networking HQ BLOG with Larry James

Monday, March 2, 2015

Never Say “No” to the Other Guy

Harvey Mackay, Guest Author

Okay, so you do need a big favor.

NetHarveyMackayDon’t presume that someone within [or out] of reach of your network would automatically say no. If they’re able to do it worth asking for, then don’t be afraid. Ask.

Use common sense. It’s one thing to make a pest of yourself or to overreach. It’s quite another to be afraid to reach out help when you really need it.

I suppose if I were asked whether it’s better to err on the side of caution or incaution. I’d say, if the stakes are high, I’d risk the “begging” factor and go for it.

The worst thing they can say is still no, but at least you didn’t say it for them.

BONUS Article: Ask For What You Want!
Are You Asking the Right Questions to Get the Results You Desire?

MackayCopyright © 2015 – Harvey Mackay. Adapted from the book, “Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You’ll Ever Need” by Harvey Mackay. His books are among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. In total, Harvey’s books have sold 10 million copies worldwide, been translated into 37 languages and sold in 80 countries.Harvey is a nationally syndicated columnist for United Feature Syndicate, whose weekly articles appear in 52 newspapers around the country, including the Chicago Sun Times, Rocky Mountain News, Orange County Register, Minneapolis Star Tribune and Arizona Republic. Visit Harvey’s Website!


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