If you have ever struggled with asking for something you need or want, you may find the book Hard asks made easy: how to get exactly what you want by Laura Fredricks, JD worth reading. The author distills a complicated task into something more manageable. The method (make two statements, then ask one question) can simplify your approach and free your mind.
The book delves into four asking types, and includes a quiz to help you determine which one you are. Pros and cons of each type are discussed. The reader is reminded about the importance of tone and proper listening before, during, and after making the ask. Tips are offered on making various types of asks: asking for investments, repayment of debt, charity, health and medical related, including those about hospital procedures, prescriptions, and insurance coverage. A section is even included on spirituality and how to ask for intangible things from a higher power.
Any discussion of asking for something ought to include a section about what to do if your request is denied. A section called “When the answer is no” may be especially useful to readers. What do you have to lose by checking out this book? You may never know unless you ask!
Share in the comments if you’ve ever had to make a hard ask and how it turned out for you.