I had 6 coaching calls today.
It’s funny how the coaching days seem to bring a theme.
Today’s theme was, “Ask for What You Want.”
Years ago I wanted to write for a particular publishing company here in Nashville. At that time, it was the best company for what I did, and I was already co-writing with most of the staff writers there.
The day I decided I wanted to be signed there, I stopped parking in the “visitor” spots.
Why? Because I was NOT going to own being a “visitor.” I was a songwriter who wrote there.
That’s how I started to change my position at Brentwood Benson from guest writer to staff writer.
Then, after a few more months of working with their writers, I wrote a letter to Holly, the song plugger I worked with most.
I told her that I wanted to be clear: I wanted a staff writing position there.
And while I showed up and did the work, I believe with everything in me that my writing deal came because I stopped acting like I was an “outsider” (via the parking lot first), and I was clear about my intention. Whatever it is that you’re hoping will happen for you right now, I just want to know if you’ve actually asked for it?
I mean, let’s assume you’re showing up and doing the work.
But have you ASKED for it?