Mark Suster wrote a great post today titled The One Word That Shouldn’t Exist in an Entrepreneur’s Vocabulary that is definitely worth reading. Regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur or not, this is a great life skill that can be learned (even if it is a little awkward at first). He describes how his Mom "was never afraid of the word 'no' even to the point of embarrassing me" and that "arguing is cultural – you grow up with it or you don’t". I definitely grew up with this thanks to my Mom, I kind of wish I could keep track of all of the random rewards I've received over the years for just asking.
“You don’t ask, you don’t get.”