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Aug 5, 2015

The Biggest ASK I’ve Ever Seen – Foo Fighters Reign!

NY Times Photo of Foo Fighters

I may be the last person on earth to have the Foo Fighters enter my awareness, but now I’ll never forget them. The NYTimes has an article in today’s paper with a most heartwarming story and links to a video request and response that are unforgettable.

I often challenge clients to reach out to their idols, whether it’s for a book endorsement or an invitation to attend a re-imagined menu event. It’s a scary prospect.

In this article a young man from Italy, who wanted the Foo fighters to come play in his hometown, took on the feat of organizing 1000 bands to play a song by their idols and, on camera, begs the group to come. I was the 19,363,285th viewer of their video request.

David Grohl of the Foo Fighters said, responded to the plea, in Italian, “We’re coming!”

It took the gentleman who organized the ASK a year to put it together. This is a reminder to do whatever it takes to get what you are passionate about. Now over 19 million people know who this guy is, which can’t be bad AND, the Foo Fighters are coming to give a concert. Remember, it’s the journey, and what a good time they’ve all had.

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  1. Elizabeth H Cottrell (@ElizCottrell)

    Like most clichés, “It never hurts to ask” has a basis in truth. And this one even shows up in the New Testament of the Bible: “Ask and it shall be given unto you.” I think it’s terrific that you push your clients to ask. Many of us—especially we women—are too timid about it.

  2. Katie Gonzales, M.Ed

    Reading today’s blog reminded me of our meeting in 2008 when I booked you to speak to put ASID convention in Oklahoma! I persuaded my board that you were the perfect choice and indeed YOU were primary to our convention success. I need to continue such pursuits of things my instinct direct…My Best to you Jane.


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