How Do I Ask a Favour from a Long-Lost Colleague – Without Feeling Like I’m Just Using Them? ASK (YES YES) MARSH!


You have the perfect contact for what you need to do – in theory. Someone you knew a long time ago is someone you need a big favour from. But you haven’t been in touch in months or years, and have no idea how to go about asking them.

If you email them now, will they just think you’re using them?

This is the question posed in this episode’s ASK (YES YES) MARSH. Click play to hear the answer!

 “It IS ok to ask for a favour from a
long-lost colleague – just be classy about it”



 “All anyone wants in life is to feel truly heard and understood, and to feel like they’ve been of service”


Over To You

Have you tapped up an old friend for a favour, and had good results? Let me know that – and any other thoughts – in the comments below!

Thanks so much for reading. If you know someone who’s struggling with this issue right now, it would be awesome if you could share this post, using one of those round buttons below.

You rule!

xx (Yes Yes) Marsha 



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  • Trudy

    Reply Reply June 9, 2015

    GREAT tips! And practical help. Thanks Marsha!

  • I love your advice. It’s so practical, actionable and logical. =D

  • Elyse Sparkes

    Reply Reply June 10, 2015

    Marsha, how do you know exactly what I’m going through!?

    This is so timely!!! I’m doing this TODAY. I struggle with the intro and feeling too pushy! Even though, what I’m asking them to do – share about my program – is something I’m sure they won’t mind me asking them, it just feels weird sometimes!

    I’ve signed up to get the email template and I for sure am going to use it ASAP. Thanks so much Marsha!! You’re the best.

    • Marsha (Yes Yes Marsha)

      Marsha Shandur

      Reply Reply June 10, 2015

      Elyse, this makes me SO HAPPY! Thanks so much for letting me know, and I’m so glad you found it helpful!

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