The Power of Asking

I’m not the inspirational type of writers; I leave that to the legions of others far better suited.

But if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that…

You never know unless you ask.

Case in point:

Here’s a college student, apparently a decent enough musician in his own right, attending a Q&A with the legendary Billy Joel. He has a dream to accompany the Piano Man. So what does he do?

He asks.

This can apply to just about anything!

  • Interested in a new role at work? Ask about it.
  • Interested in someone and want to get to know them better? Ask them out.
  • Interested in starting a side hustle but don’t know where to start? Ask a trusted mentor/colleague/friend.

Yes, you might be rejected and you may just fail. But you’ll learn throughout the process, and it will put you in a better position to try again.

It’s amazing how a simple word can change your life.

About the Author

Tom is currently the Director of Support & Sales for Kinsta and has previously worked as the COO for multiple global web hosting companies including and Additionally, he was the Chief of Staff for Pressed Platform, a white-label provider of managed WordPress hosting. Its platform was used by major players in the WordPress space including theme & plugin shops, design & digital agencies, and theme marketplaces.