I live by these words in both my personal & business life: "IF YOU DON'T ASK, THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS NO."
It's easy to assume that potential customers don't want to take your call, reply to your email, or chat with you at an event. It can be unnerving to make the first move. BUT...
How else are we going to grow our business unless WE ASK for that meeting?
How will we know if that sales person will give us the discount when we left our coupon at home unless WE ASK if they can?
Listen, the worst that can happen is they say no, but you don't know what they're going to say unless YOU ASK! You'll be surprised how many times they say YES!
My word of intention for 2014 is FEARLESS, what's yours?