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You Have to ASK

Last week I published “Who Stole My Success” and had it confirmed yet again that just publishing the book is NOT enough.

As a matter of fact publishing anything, a website, an article, a blog post, an ebook or anything is not enough. Writing alone may help SuccessThieves_Cover_smallyou get out of stuck but to excel, you have to share your story.

You have to give more and you have to share with others what is happening.

  • In business we call this promotion. To Promote means to further the progress of something.
  • In business we promote our products, services and sales.
  • We promote because it is important to tell others if we want sales
  • If we work for a cause we promote the cause so that others will support the cause.
  • We promote the cause through newspapers, articles, blogs and through social media.
  • We hope that our promotion will encourage others to promote our message too.

If I write something and tell no one that I have written something, how will others read it? Even when I ask others to read it, it does not mean they will. There is a need to motivate them to do so.

When I ask for reviews on Who Stole My Success it sometimes takes time to get the review back because people are busy and sometimes have little time to read.

Yes I got some great testimonials but I asked for them.

Have you noticed that until you ask for a testimonial, a sale, a supporter, a fan or even a hug or a kiss no one seems to notice that you need something?

Ask and you shall receive.

Ask for the order.

Promote your book, your blog, your writing or your product or service and maybe,just maybe something will happen.

What are you asking for today?

I invite you to ask your question below and

if you want more success, take a look at this link and get a copy of Who Stole My Success?

To your success

Roberta Budvietas Mentor

Roberta Budvietas, Business Class Mentor

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  • David Leonhardt July 9, 2013, 12:32 pm

    Actually, I never ask for testimonials. Every testimonial on my website came spontaneously from clients – and then I asked permission to publish their remarks.

    • Roberta Budvietas July 9, 2013, 1:35 pm

      But you do ask for the order David?
      Testimonials can be a very different matter than asking for what you want
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  • Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA July 9, 2013, 9:07 pm

    Great exposition, Roberta….
    If you build it, they will come- but only if we make them so aware!
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  • Lisa July 11, 2013, 4:21 am

    Hi there, Roberta,

    Oh, girlfriend! You are SO right!

    You DO have to ask! Every single one of my book’s endorsements were from people I asked. I had to ask in advance ’cause I needed them before I sent in my manuscript to my publisher.

    Some of us are shy about self-promotion, but in a noisy, online and non-virtual world, we have to do so, in order to get our messages out there.

    Thanks for this reminder :-)
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    • Roberta Budvietas July 11, 2013, 6:59 am

      You are welcome Lisa. One thief I have often see is from people who wonder why people don’t give them what they want. The challenge is that the noise means we can’t read each others mind so we don’t actually get our message across

  • Peter July 11, 2013, 5:44 am

    You’ve just perfectly summed why writing and blogging for the audience is so important! The blogging community has changed in the last couple of years, I know that there are a lot of bloggers who only write for the search bots with specified keywords and phrases and forget about the real audience. That’s why I love social media better, there’s all about the followers/likers who are actually potential customers…
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    • Roberta Budvietas July 11, 2013, 6:52 am

      Yes they are important Peter. Social media does help you ask but even on social media you have to do more than just post something, you have to ask people to look and comment

  • dddfizz July 12, 2013, 6:08 am

    Asking for something is the first step of the interaction at the beginning of a beautiful friendship. (LoL it sounds like the legendary quote from the Casablanca movie) In social media, this freshest marketplace of the online marketing scene, interaction plays a really important key role in the marketing process, while the blogging scene has changed as well.
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  • Shaun Hoobler August 3, 2013, 12:30 am

    I ask for blog traffic today from my social media accounts. And I got it!
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