Minute with Modo (#17): Just Ask

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I remember there was a time in my life when I was always so afraid to ask for what I wanted; being respect, salary, or even how I wanted food cooked at a restaurant.

I always thought negotiating meant rejection and I never wanted anyone to think I was ever saying No. Saying no in my mind meant possibly never having that opportunity again, which ultimately meant failure.

I HATE failure.

But one day after speaking with some friends I negotiated my first salary increase. It was SMALL but the impact was tremendous for my self esteem. I quickly learned all they could say was no…or YES! If I never asked how would I know.

Now I think I ask way too much! Lol but I am ok with that. With more asking came a great increase in being told no. And that is ok too. Hearing no no longer means rejection it now means try again.

And that next salary increase was HUGE! 🙂

Take a risk.

Just ask.

Always with love,

Modo

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My beast friends as I call them! Ebony and Aaron always remind me to dig deeper and reach higher.

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About MoDo

Hi There! I'm a 30 something woman who thought if I did things just right everything would fall into place.... boy was I rudely mistaken. So I thought what better than to share my life journey with the world; reminding people that just because things don't go as planned, doesn't mean they are not going. So here's a toast to our 30's: when things get a little more complicated, your political voice dwindles a tad, and true friends shine through. Here is to all the weddings, break ups, weekend trips, and alumni events. Here's to gaining weight, losing weight, grad school, and student loans. Here's to babies born, jobs we hate, co-workers turned friends, and passport stamps. Here's to not forgetting memories shared, changes to come, remembering who we are, and of course love.

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