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Ask For What You Want

The psychology and strategies behind discovering, asking for, and getting what you really want

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Why do some people seem to get everything they want, while other people struggle day in and day out to make progress?

I'm sure you've experienced both in your life. Sometimes, you feel aligned and clear, like everything is going right.

But other times? It feels like you're wading through a thick, swampy soup, and you're not making progress on ANYTHING.

Do you know why there's a difference?

Two reasons: First, you have to know what it is that you want. And second, you have to ask for it. Most of us struggle in one or both of these arenas.

Let's face it. Asking for what you want can feel really hard.

Most of us don’t get what we want in life because either we don’t know what it is that we want, or we're too afraid to go after it. These are some of the most challenging puzzles facing us in our everyday life: figuring out what we want, and then going after what we want and asking for it.

If you struggle with figuring out what you want—or you know what you want but you feel terrified of putting yourself out there—you're in the right place.

In this course, I break down both of these big topic areas and give you specific exercises, strategies, and tools to help you make strides more quickly and easily towards both figuring out what it is that you want and how to go after it.

If you've ever felt stuck in the following situations:

  • When you write an email and you don't get a reply.
  • When your boss puts WAY too much on your plate and you need to ask for help or "manage up."
  • When you know what you want but you feel terrified of asking.
  • When it feels icky, awkward, or weird.
  • When you're not sure what they'll say back—or how they'll say it.
  • When you fire off a quick email and wonder, "Will they understand what I meant?"

Then join me right now in this course, because I have specific strategies you can use in each situation so you can get moving again, get unstuck, and start asking the world (and your friends, your colleagues, or your boss) for what you want.

People tell me all the time that they want to learn strategies to help them craft better requests, and they want to boost their confidence in asking for what they way.

Whether it's getting over your fear of asking, understanding the psychology behind confidence and manifestation, or feeling a sense of clarity and freedom around putting yourself out there, asking for what you want can be hard if you haven't figured out how to do it well.

People come here because they want...

  • To make more money and get paid more.
  • To reduce stress and work and negotiate for more money or a reduced workload—or both.
  • To start a new hobby, side hustle, or practice, but you're afraid of starting—or asking for the time you need to focus and learn.
  • To get over the fear of rejection and put themselves out there and try something new.
  • Better boundaries and a clearer ability to say "no.'
  • And sometimes people just want to figure out what they want in the first place!

Want to learn what it takes to start getting more of what you want? Join me in this class to find out.


 

"If we did all the things we're capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." — Thomas Edison

"Highly recommend this course, which addresses the key piece of how to figure out EXACTLY what you want, and then provides very practical advice for how to ask for it.

When I started the course, I felt very confident that I knew what I wanted. Sarah's method for helping you articulate what you want and why you want it proved me wrong. Which is so valuable! When you are a solo entrepreneur, it's really easy to waste time on things that don't actually matter because you don't have a team who can serve as a barometer. Sarah really blew me away and very quickly helped me redesign my goals. I actually re-set some of my biggest goals based on the guidance Sarah provided in the course, and I'm way more excited about them - AND they feel more achievable."

- Maggie Frank-Hsu, Marketing Strategist and Copywriter

"This course helped give me the confidence needed to navigate any ask. I'm not a woo-woo person, so I loved that Sarah provided a strong science-backed approach to potentially esoteric concepts (like manifestation). She also gave many specific, practical tools that I can use as I go after the things I really want in my business and life."

- Becky Mollenkamp, Mindset Coach, Host of The Gutsy Boss podcast

"I would definitely recommend this course. I often want to reflect on my dreams, goals, priorities, and plans... but without a structure, it either slips off the to-do list or feels unsatisfying. This gave me a relaxing, fun, simple structure to really delve into the things that matter most to me. I loved that it gave me new perspectives and new tools on topics that I already thought I was a pro at. The videos were so real and sweet and personal and interesting. And the process was powerful and clearly well thought-through."

- Emily Kerr-Finell, Founder at Wholesale In a Box

"I loved the mix of science and woo. Sarah's storytelling made it super relatable. I also loved how short and bite-sized the videos were!"

Reina Pomeroy, MSW, PCC

 

You won't get more from your life by staying put. The good news is that this course is quick and you can start right away. These strategies are simple, easy-to-implement, and time-tested. There's only one thing you need to do right now:

Say yes to yourself.

This course is not open for enrollment.

In this course, I share my four-part framework for creating your best ask and bending the world to your desires (well, for the most part).

You’ll get a check-list of my best tips, complete emails scripts, honed strategies for creating world-class requests, and an understanding of the psychology behind why some people master asking and others stay left in the dust.

Based on my essay by the same name that went viral and was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times, this work has become required reading at major tech companies, read hundreds of thousands of times, and continues to hit home around the globe.

 

"This is one of the best courses I've ever seen on negotiation, strategy, and clearly asking for what you want." — Margo Aaron, That Seems Important

"I always learn 10x more than what I expected whenever I take one of Sarah's courses."

"Videos are quick, actionable, and straightforward, and Sarah is a wonderful storyteller. I usually take forever to finish courses but I sat down and listened to every single video and scribbled notes down and I want to go back and listen to the whole thing again!"

Your Instructor


Sarah K Peck
Sarah K Peck

Sarah K Peck is a writer, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, a media company documenting the stories of women’s leadership across work and family.

She is the host of The Startup Pregnant Podcast and runs operations at SKP Media, a company focused on growth, learning, and life leadership. Previously, she worked at Y Combinator backed One Month, Inc, a company that teaches people to code in 30 days, and prior, as a writing and communications consultant.

She’s a 20-time All-American swimmer who successfully swam the Escape from Alcatraz nine separate times, once wearing only a swim cap and goggles to raise $33k for charity: water. She writes for Harvard Business Review, Inc, Forbes, and many other web outlets, and speaks regularly at universities and companies about better leadership strategies, team and workplace culture, and women's leadership.

Sarah has delivered speeches, hosted panels, and led workshops across university campuses and Fortune-500 companies, including The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Virginia, University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University, The Year of The X Conference, Craft & Commerce, The World Domination Summit, SAP, Moment Design, and more. One of her viral essays, The Art of Asking, has been used across tech companies and product teams to train teams in clear communications.


 

What's Included In This Course:

Course Curriculum


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Pssst: people miss the part where you can click the arrow (above) and see the ENTIRE course curriculum. There's a lot more in here, click inside! YESSSS. That's what I'm talking about!

 

"I laughed out loud—the little jokes throughout made me chuckle. I'm glad you didn't edit them out!" — Michelle

“I learned far more than I ever expected—it was a personal journey, an incredible ride, and an amazing content. Learning from Sarah is wonderful.” — Emma R.

"Manifestation for the win! Literally ONE day after I watched the "Declaring" section I had meetings where people offered to put me in touch with key people at VC firms and TV networks. You helped me clarify the fact that, in order to truly scale my business, I would need bulk sales, funding, and major press. Granted, these meetings were set up well in advance, however the clarity that I had surrounding exactly what I needed and exactly how I would achieve those goals allowed me to more clearly and more definitively answer the main question I was later asked: "How can I help you?"

- Alex Frankel Schorr, Founder of Rainbow Zebra Co.

"The part that stood out the most for me was the guided visualization which I've listened to about ten times already so far. A lot of people talk about visualizing what you want but Sarah tells you HOW to do it in a way that will actually yield results and doesn't feel like dreaming. I also loved going through the tough scenarios and the one on why people don't answer your email was the best!

This course is great if you're going through a period where you are feeling very conflicted about what you want and feel like there is no way you can attain it all. Sarah provides practical steps and guides you to understand what it is you really want so that you feel happier with yourself. The best part is that she gives you real examples on how you can go about achieving those things rather than just dreaming about them

- Perzen Patel, Founder - BawiBride

"I enjoyed Sarah's course so much! It takes you from start to finish when it comes to UPLEVELING your life in whatever area you are feeling stuck. I enjoyed how easy the course was to consume on my phone, really bite sized and practical. I was taking notes the whole time. I can't wait to return to this system for my next goal The strategies were new to me and mind-blowing. I also loved the stories, I really liked when you shared examples.

- Anna Frandsen, Business Coach & Mentor

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How long does it take to watch the entire course?
The course includes 75 minutes of core content (a little longer than an hour-long podcast, and you can listen to the videos on autoplay using your iOS device or laptop). In addition, there are downloadable worksheets and journaling prompts in each section, which you can do over a 5-minute reflection study or take longer and journal on for as long as you'd like. In addition, there are several bonus FAQ videos totally about 30 minutes long.
What's the format? Is it video, audio, or text-based?
The course consists of 28 videos, each short and snappy, with funny stories, key take-aways, and points highlighted as you go. (The average video length is 3 and a half minutes.) It's meant to be easy to watch—or listen—anywhere you are. Plug in your bluetooth headphones and listen to the course as you're walking, cleaning, folding, or bathing (we won't judge!). There are also 5 bonus worksheets, downloadable PDFs that you can print out and journal on, and a couple of quizzes just to see if you've been paying attention, but there aren't any points and you automatically get an A+ just for enrolling.
Are refunds available if I'm not happy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. That said, we haven't processed any refunds so far, and we LOVE hearing from happy students!
Where else can I learn from Sarah?
Sarah writes a weekly blog at www.sarahkpeck.com/newsletter and sends out monthly updates with news and tips on habits, psychology, leadership, and business best-practices. You're welcome to join her newsletter list or browse her website and articles for more great content! She is also building several other courses alongside this one if you're curious and want to learn more. Check back here for the latest updates or subscribe to her newsletter to stay in the loop.
 

— Additional feedback from Sarah's students + clients —

"Sarah is one of the most engaging speakers, interviewers, and group facilitators I've had the pleasure of seeing in action. She has a rare talent of great storytelling, asking the right questions, and ultimately helping people see a vision of where they can go. — Lily Nichols, dietician and bestselling author, Real Food For Pregnancy

"I could write so much more praising the work, but have a little guy who is on the verge of waking up from his nap, so for now just wanted to send a quick note of praise and say I'm looking forward to continuing to listen and read. Thanks for addressing these nuances and subtleties in such a profound way. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks so." — Arianna Taboada, maternity leave researcher and consultant

“I learned far more than I ever expected—it was a personal journey, an incredible ride, and an amazing content. Learning from Sarah is wonderful.” — Emma R.

"I laughed out loud—the little jokes throughout made me chuckle. I'm glad you didn't edit them out!" — Michelle F.

"I love your commitment to learning, your dedication to writing down and sharing your lessons, and your love for the world." — Titiaan P.

Hey there, internet friend—

I wish I could tell you I had a magic button that would solve all of your problems. While I don't have an easy button for everything, I do have quite a lot of strategies that can help you out.

I can tell you honestly, that I've been there, in SO many of these situations. The way I've figured this out is through practice, trial and error, and a whole lot of research, reading, and experimentation.

This course started by accident back in 2012, when I was doing an audacious and crazy project: I was trying to swim the Escape From Alcatraz, a 1.5 mile course in freezing cold, shark-infested waters. That summer, I made a bet I knew I would probably lose. I wanted to raise $29,000 for charity in six weeks, and if we did, I made a public promise that I would do the swim...naked.

But only if we raised more than $29,000.

I told everyone I knew that I would do the swim in my "birthday suit" — that is, without a wetsuit, or a swimsuit. Wearing nothing but a swim cap and goggles.

For the next six weeks, I dove in and asked everyone I knew for help: I asked my coffee barista, the taxi driver, my boss, my boyfriend, and then after I went through everyone I knew, I started asking people I didn't know.

Over those six weeks, I got a crash course in the art of asking and I eventually asked more than 1,000 people for help. In the end, we raised $33,000 and yes, I did do the swim. (I even have a bonus video for anyone who wants to know how the swim went—it's at the end of the course!)

One of the things I learned was how to ask people for things—from cold emails, to in-person requests, to finding clarity around a mission and a message. Asking well changes everything. Even just ASKING can change everything. Most people, I've found, are too afraid to even ask.

Since that crazy swim, I've continued to read books on psychology, marketing, communications, and sales. I've read more than 200 of these books so far, and I've continued to hone the skills of discovering, declaring, and going after what I want. I've learned that manifestation isn't just some "woo-woo" idea, but it's actually backed in science—if you do it right.

I'm a lifelong student, and I believe that learning is forever. I love taking courses, reading books, and teaching what I know. People tell me that taking a course with me is like reading books at hyper speed, and they love how well I distill down information into easy-to-use concepts that you can immediately apply. Plus, I love telling stories, so you can bet there will be a lot of useful, silly, and practical stories packed in the course as well.

I'd love to have you in here alongside me, learning with me. Come join me.

I can't wait to get started!

PS: I've also added new bonus material to this course, including four bonus Q/A videos that address the stickiest of questions, like getting over your fear of rejection, or dealing with impostor syndrome, or what to do when you're afraid of hearing the word "no." If you want immediate access to the course and these bonus videos, sign up right now!

PPS: The best time to start is right now.

Sarah

 

Unlock the keys to your future life by learning key strategies you can implement right now—and change how you show up in your every day life. Your future self is waiting.

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