What if you had the ability to make big things magically happen? What if you could make people’s (including your own) wildest dreams come true?
My guest today on the Art of Adventure has a secret process for learning how to ask from something and get a YES, when you would normally expect to get a NO – AKA the Unreasonable Request.
Stehpanie Burns is the founder and CEO of Chic CEO. She has been a speaker at SXSW, TEDx, SD Entrepreneur Summit, Female Entrepreneur: The Gender Advantage… and more. Some of her big unreasonable requests wins are free or heavily discounted venue space for her favorite charity and an all expenses paid Ruby on Rails coding course and vacation in Bali.
Stephanie has coached me in making unreasonable requests as well:
Some of the things that I have gotten in the last few months as a result of using the unreasonable requests process are: a free scenic train tour of New Zealand, free concert tickets, a party thrown for my birthday for my favorite local charity, a week-long luxury retreat, and free mentorship, to name a few.
I think you will find this a fascinating look at our own beliefs, and how we can harness the power of continual challenge.
This is the episode for you if you have wild dreams and want to turn them into reality, or if there is anything you really want that could help your life or business, but you aren’t sure how you can make it happen.
“Find what you have that other people need” – Stephanie Burns
“How willing are you to be uncomfortable?”- Stephanie Burns
“You are not always going to get a yes”- Stephanie Burns
“Once you get a yes, you realize there are no limits”- Stephanie Burns
“Can I go up one more level than where I am right now?”- Stephanie Burns
“To provide value, you have to know your value”- Stephanie Burns
“Sometimes it is easier to do a big ask for someone else”- Stephanie Burns
“Adventure is anything that excites me that is new and challenging”- Stephanie Burns
“The right education would solve the major problems of the world”- Stephanie Burns
What you will learn in this episode:
-How to ask for things even when you expect a no
-How to know the value you bring
-How to get travel, courses, hotel stays, events, venues and more for free
-How to get comfortable being uncomfortable
-How to get over feeling stupid or feeling like a jerk
-How to treat an unreasonable request like an experiment
-How to do an unreasonable request for someone else
-How to figure out what people need
Continue the Adventure:
Thanks Stephanie Burns!
If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Stephanie know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:
Support the Art of Adventure!
This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon
You might also like these episodes:
AOA 064 | Erin Blaskie | Behind The Scenes Of Brand Storytelling
AOA 079 | Samuel Hatton | From Courage To Confidence
AOA 031 | Shane Snow | Smartcuts and Storytelling
This episode is brought to you by my friend Ladan Jiracek over at the Travel Wisdom Podcast
Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. Heâ€™s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.
Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try â€“ I think you will as well.