People who know me, know that I am notorious for emailing to get what I want. What do I mean by this? Here’s an example:
There’s this exclusive members only, women’s workspace called The Wing.
Memberships range from $200 to $250 a month. I unfortunately don’t have the money to afford that steep a membership for a workspace. So, I emailed! I sent a lengthy email about who I am, why I’m awesome, what I’m working on, and why they should sponsor me so I don’t have to pay.
How well did this work?
I’m currently at The Wing DUMBO, sipping on wine as I write this.
Here’s the secret, confidence. Confidence isn’t just ‘key,’ it’s the damn door too. If you confidently ask for what you want, people respond in a positive way. Confidence is a powerful asset that a lot of people are afraid to harness because they feel bossy or elitist. Let me tell you, it’s not. Confidence is strength. If you want something, go for it! What’s the worst that can happen? Realistically, if you do nothing, you don’t get what you want. At least this gives you a chance and puts it out there that you have a want!
Moral of the story: Email, text, and vocalize what you want! You can’t get it if you don’t put yourself out there.
-Mikayla Olivia Orrson