How To Ask For What You Want

How To Ask For What You Want

Do you struggle to ask for what you want? Whether it be asking for a promotion, a raise, or a business opportunity, many of us struggle with the fear of rejection or even with phrasing the ask in the right way.

In this episode, Nikki and Monica share experiences where they’ve struggled to ask for what they wanted and the results they obtained when they overcome their fears and learned to ask. Nikki also shares the 5 keys to getting up the courage to ask and getting the results you desire. 

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[01:17] Monica’s story of asking for what she wants
[04:30] Don’t miss out on opportunities
[06:39] Gaining the courage to ask
[10:51] Being clear on your ask
[12:32] The best way to ask
[18:08] Always be gracious
[18:36] Recap of 5 keys to asking for what you want           


"Get absolutely clear about what you want and why you want it. Then ask for it.” – Nikki Barua

“Choose the right time, the right method, and the right language of the ask. Be respectful and gracious even when things don’t go your way.” – Nikki Barua

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at

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