Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Ask and You Will Receive

Ask and You Will Receive



Motivational Power Quote


Ask and You Will Receive


"If you are not moving closer to

what you want in sales or in life.

You probably aren't doing enough asking."

Jack Canfield, author


As I see it. . . . . . . .

Ask and you will receive   

Determine the things that you want to achieve and set your course to achieve them. 

To move closer to your goals you have to ask. 

Ask for the help that you'll need on your success journey to achieve your goals. 

Ask for the business to fuel your success.  

Ask for the sale and close the transaction.  

Ask for the listing.  

Failing to ask reverses the momentum and derails your success journey. 

Asking creates forward momentum and moves you closer to your goals and success.  

Ask with professionalism, ask with a purpose and ask often.  

®2010, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author





Comment balloon 20 commentsLou Ludwig • March 11 2010 05:41AM


A life principle I love and have taught me children, (too well).  Sometimes we should add: "Ask carefully for what you want, because you are likely to get it."

Posted by M. Suzi Woods (Gravenstuk), Suzi Woods, Prior Independent REBroker in MS (NOW Sharing the life and spice of the GC one day at a time) about 10 years ago

I agree wholeheartily. Ask enough, and you get enough. It really IS that simple

Thank you

Posted by Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale in Cincinnati, West Chester, Mason, OH Area (www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker West Shell) about 10 years ago

Great reminder that all to often, we don't directly ask for the business.  We talk a lot about the busienss but when it gets right down to it, we sometimes fail to ask.

Posted by Cherry Wings Realty, Your Traverse City Michigan Realtor (Cherry Wings Realty) about 10 years ago

Lou....thanks for the quote...you always present a great way to start the day!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 10 years ago


This couldn't be more true than in the real estate profession.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 10 years ago

Hi Lou, you are right! I don't ask as much as I should but I'm starting to turn that around. :)

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) about 10 years ago

True, so very very true...I think it is somewhat hard for all of us to ask for business....but, we need to do it!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 10 years ago

I especially like the part:

"ask with professionalism, ask with a purpose, and ask often."

so true, thanks for reminding us!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 10 years ago

It is common sense - if are thoughts are vibrations then those thoughts will attract the means to achieve what we want

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) about 10 years ago

I grew up in business managing buying departments in the grocery industry.  It shocked me how many times I took over a new team of buyers and they were afraid to ask for a deal from their rep.  I used to always preach: "What's the worst thing the salesman can say? No."  Is "no" so bad.  If you don't ask you'll NEVER get it!!!

Thanks for the post Lou,


Posted by Lewis Beynon, Triangle Real Estate 411 (CENTURY 21 Triangle Group) about 10 years ago

Lou, great quote! "You have not, because you ask not..." So true!

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID) about 10 years ago

Another wonderful post from Lou, still true a decade later. If you have a quest, ask for whatever help or information is needed to move forward.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 21 days ago

So many thoughts come to mind while reading this post and the comments left.  Still valuable information.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 21 days ago

Make the ask! ~ The worst thing you will hear is no , but there's a good chance it might be a YES!

Posted by Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership” (Mackintosh REALTORS) 18 days ago

Ask and you SHALL receive!  Knock and the Door WILL be Opened!

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) 18 days ago

It seems like the alphabet virus has hit this post. That is a shame since this is a gem.

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