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Chrm Message From: kamalakannan Total Posts: 15 Join Date: 04/11/2011
Rank: Executive Post Date: 11/08/2016 06:59:11 Points: 75 Location: India
Dear Friends,
 
I came across this article and think is very essential today in our lives  - personal or professional.
 
“IF THERE IS SOMETHING TO GAIN AND NOTHING TO LOSE BY ASKING, BY ALL MEANS ASK."  - W. Clement Stone
 
Jonathan is eleven years old, and loves music. He is exceptionally talented on soprano saxophone and also likes to compose. One day, maybe he'll play in a famous philharmonic orchestra and eventually become the conductor. Awesome! Right now; Jonathan's biggest goal is to earn enough money to buy a new saxophone and a keyboard to compose on. When you're eleven it's hard to find a good- paying job, especially when school takes up most of the week. Jonathan, however, is determined. He really wants the new instruments. Every Saturday he goes down to the local food market and stands near one of the main entrance doors. He sets up a music stand and takes a clarinet from an old case. In front of him he places a hand-written sign, and then he starts to play.
 
His sign reads:
 
MY NAME IS JONATHAN
I'M ELEVEN YEARS OLD.
I'M EARNING MONEY TO BUY A SOPRANO SAXOPHONE AND A KEYBOARD. CAN YOU HELP?
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
 
Beside the sign is a plastic container and a personal requests list.
 
Jonathan has discovered a magic formula. It's called asking, and he's doing what most people won't do-he's taking action.
 
As Jonathan skillfully plays a selection of well-known tunes the money rolls in. A dollar from a passing businessman, fifty cents from a young girl, five dollars from a well-dressed grandmother. At this rate it won't be long before Jonathan's goal becomes reality.
 
By using a little creativity and summoning up the courage to ask for help, he's found a unique way to get what he wants. With this type of gutsy determination, who would bet on him not achieving his greater musical ambitions? Not us, that's for sure.
 
It's been around for a long, long time, this gift called asking. In fact, one of life's fundamental truths states,
 
Ask and you shall receive. Isn't that simple? Of course it is. And kids are the masters. Their formula is usually to ask until they get what they want. As adults, we seem to lose our ability to ask. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of rejection. Kids haven't been programmed like that. They really believe they can have anything they ask for, whether it's a fifty-foot swimming pool or a chocolate ice cream cone.
 
Here's what you need to understand: The world responds to those who ask. If you are not moving closer to what you want, you probably aren't doing enough asking.
 
Fortunately, to create future abundance there are many ways to ask Here's a useful acronym to remind you about asking:
 
ALWAYS SEEKING KNOWLEDGE
Some people say knowledge is power. Not true! The use of knowledge is power. That's something to imprint in your mind forever. When you ask, you can receive all sorts of information, ideas, strategies, names of people with influence and, yes, even money; There are many good reasons to ask, and the rewards are substantial.
 
BUILDING EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIPS
"SOME PEOPLE ENTER OUR LIVES AND LEAVE ALMOST INSTANTLY. OTHERS STAY, AND FORGE SUCH AN IMPRESSION ON OUR HEART AND SOUL, WE ARE CHANGED FOREVER."
 
Make a decision today to build a fortress around you. Select only the best people. There are many to choose from. Remember, life is all about building and enjoying great relationships. You deserve your fair share! It takes confidence to assert yourself and seek out excellent people.
 
PROSPERITY IN LIFE IS DERIVED MORE FROM WHO YOU KNOW, NOT WHAT YOU KNOW.
 
Go ahead and ask for what you want, from whom you want chances are YOU WILL RECEIVE and if not "Experience is what you will get when you don't get what you want". 
 
Regards,
 
Kannan