Date Added: Mar 2010
If you have been feeling held back by believing that asking for help is somehow weak, presumptuous, or taking unfair advantage, let those feelings go. First, make sure you are actually asking, and not just hinting. Direct requests are much more likely to produce results. Say, "Would you introduce me to your friend?" instead of, "It would be good to meet your friend sometime, but I know you're awfully busy." When speaking with entrepreneurs, ask who would be a good client for them, and how you can best refer likely prospects.