Get Exactly What You Want Out of Life

Some people always seem to get exactly what they want, leaving you wondering how to get exactly what you want. What is it about these people that makes it impossible for others to tell them no? How exactly does one get exactly what you want? From your dream career to the upgrade you feel you deserve at a hotel or airport to a table for two in a packed restaurant in which there are no free tables, there are a few ways you can get exactly what you want out of life.

Bodily Contact

The next time you want someone to help you out or to consider you for an upgrade or promotion or whatever it is that is exactly what you want, make contact with them. In fact, experts believe that others are approximately 42 percent more likely to give you exactly what you want when you shake hands than when you don’t shake their hand. You can also touch their arm or shoulder in conversation to make bodily contact. Just remember the rule of personal space and don’t invade theirs.


When you want something, smile while asking for it. It’s a great way to disarm those whom you are asking while increasing your chances of getting exactly what it is you want. For example, if you want to have that rental car upgrade, smile while asking the attendant to help you get it. He or she will find it difficult to say no to someone offering them a genuine smile.

Let Them Be Free

This one is a bit tricky, but very effective. Before you ask someone for what you want, point out to them that they are free to tell you no. For example, “Of course you’re free to tell me no way and that I’m crazy for even asking, but I was wondering if you’d be willing to upgrade us at no cost to a beachfront room with a balcony.” People are less likely to tell you no when you give them permission as they want to impress you with a yes that they don’t think you’re expecting.

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