One of the things I suggested giving up this year is being a whiner. As I mentioned, I am tired of hearing photographers (and others) say “I can’t do that,” especially when it’s something as simple as asking for something like a meeting with a target. What is the worst that will happen? You’ll be told “no.”
So, in the hopes of convincing you that “no” just isn’t all that bad and that sometimes, when you ask, you get a yes (even for crazy requests), I offer you this article. This guy asks for stuff most of us would never dream of asking. He gets plenty of noes for his efforts, but he also gets some surprising yeses and, most of all, he’s learned his way past his original fear of asking.