Probably the most effective technique I have used as a entrepreneur to accomplish my goals which sometimes pushed other people’s limits has been the preference technique. Instead of saying, “This is what I want you to do” or “This is what I need,” the wording is: “I would prefer that you would do …” or “I would prefer to receive my payment in ___ form, please.” I have found I can maintain my confidence & inspiration and allow the other person their freedom to feel good about helping out. Try it! It works great in personal relationships too! Anyone else tried it?