As you may know, a wonderful team of small business experts and I are organizing the inaugural America Talks Business Conference coming up on July 25. (Conference info is here and you can still register with early bird savings here.)
One of our media partners is Entrepreneur Magazine. When I shared this news with my friend Dan Janal of PRLeads and PressReleaseSender.com, his first comment was, "Looks good. Congrats on getting Entrepreneur magazine. You are one well-connected guy!"
I sent Dan back a note that said, "Not well-connected. Just fearless in asking."
And he closed out our email conversation with this brilliant observation: "Same thing, I guess!"
It is the same thing indeed.
So here are some questions for YOU:
1. Who do YOU need to be well-connected to?
2. Who do you need to fearlessly ask for help?
3. What's stopping you from asking?
4. What's the worst that could happen?
5. What's the best that could happen?
6. How much do you care about #4?
7. How much do you want #5?
8. Is it time for YOU to do some fearless asking?
p.s. The June 17 deadline is coming up for Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2013 competition. You can't win if you don't enter. They are accepting applications for Entrepreneur of 2013, Emerging Entrepreneur of 2013 and College Entrepreneur of 2013. See if you qualify to join the ranks of other inspiring entrepreneurs: http://www.entrepreneur.com/e2013