One of the practices we will employ during the 2 Weeks 2 a Breakthrough Program is making requests that open up new possibilities. To get you in the mood and thinking about what’s possible, I offer two recent blog posts:
The first comes from Dick Richards over an Come Gather Round. This posts is called, Ask for What you Want and it is very cool. Read how the nun got a house by asking a complete stranger (you gotta read the whole thing).
I linked to the second post last week on my Management Craft blog. But even if you read it them, it is worth reading again within the context of thinking about the breakthrough you want to produce. Click here to read my post, which links over to a neat post by Fred over at The Lazy Way to Success. In this post you will see the power of requests and the power of sharing your ideas and goals.
Start making your list and don't stop until you hit 100 potential requests!
And just in case this seems selfish or greedy, let's focus back on the purpose. You have some worthy and meaningful goal - something you feel passionate about and that you think will make a positive difference. Engaging people in the process and letting them participate in your journey to becoming your best is extremely unselfish, and in fact, it's your responsibility. We are here to be the best we can be and contribute to the world. That's what the right requests will help you accomplish (I will help you determine the right requests).
And in case you are wondering, Clinton has not called me yet (I am sure he is traveling :-), but I did get an interview with Tony Hillerman for my New Mexico project!