I. First, ask as if you expect to receive it – don’t assume you’ll get a “no” when you haven’t even asked.
II. Second, ask someone who can give it to you.
III. Third, be clear and specific in your requests.
IV. Fourth, ask from your heart – overcome the fear of rejection.
V. Fifth, ask repeatedly – remember “no” may not mean forever.
VI. Finally, believe you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by asking.