jeans + heels/courtesy of modcloth :: photos by Dan
When I heard about the concept, I was immediately transported back to my first job in New York. I was working for a company that sold book binding supplies and was hired on the for the as another girl. She and I, both new to the city, became good friends and one day she let her salary amount slip. She was making about $100 more per week than I was. At the time, this was a huge difference. I was just barely scraping by on the amount I was making. I was so shocked that I asked how she got more money. She told me that when she was offered the job, she just told them that she needed more. I felt like the wind was knocked out of me. I couldn’t believe it was so simple. She just asked.
So, go out and get rejected today. Ask for so much that someone tells you, 'no.' Feel the rejection. Accept it as what it truly is, not all the baggage you bring to it. Move forward knowing that at least you asked! And maybe the next time you'll get a yes, but you'll only know if you ask.
And if you need a little fire in your belly to go for it, watch this and feel the power.