Facing your worst case scenario - #IMadeTheAsk with Rebecca Tracey
Welcome to the #IMadeTheAsk entrepreneur spotlight series, where we share the stories of entrepreneurs and small business owners who have made the ask...and lived to tell the tale.
Read on to learn about Rebecca's business journey, how she put her hair on the line for an ask, and why your biggest ask might be more personal than you'd think.
Tell us a bit about yourself, and your journey as an entrepreneur.
I started my business while living in a van on an 8 month rock climbing trip... figured it was time to walk my talk and do this location independent business thing that I had been dreaming about for so long. Now I happily work from the comfort of my own home, but travel often outside of work :)
What's an Ask that you chickened out of making...and regret?
Probably that hot guy I met that one time while travelling... ;)
What's the Ask that you're most proud of making - whether or not it worked out?
I once asked people to donate money so I could raise $14000 to go to a leadership program, and in exchange I would shave my head
Which Ask has been the biggest win for you - professionally or personally?
I think it was an ask I made of myself -- asking myself to trust the process and make this shit happen for myself!
What's your #1 piece of advice for other entrepreneurs or business owners who are gearing up to #maketheask?
Ask yourself what the absolute worst case scenario is. Get specific with it. Then ask yourself if that outcome would be worse than never going for this thing in the first place. Proceed accordingly.