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How to Get Over the Fear of Asking for a Raise or Invoicing Clients

How to Get Over the Fear of Asking for a Raise or Invoicing Clients

A few weeks ago I had to ask for money owed to me from my former school in South Korea.

I literally just went back and forth with them and reminded them that we had reached an agreement 3 weeks ago on the payment amount and date and that date has passed. 

A few minutes later the money was transferred to my account and I was like: Thank you.

But then it hit me - there was a time when I would have waited and waited before asking people to pay me money they owe me. I would have created a long story and twisted myself in knots at the very idea of asking for money.

My message a few weeks ago was literally 2 sentences long and to the point.
I’m actually shocked by how much I’ve changed when it comes to asking for money that's owed to me or invoicing.