How To Get Whatever You Want In 10 Easy Steps

They say you can’t always get what you want, but what the hell do they know? If you play your cards right and go about it in the right way, you can get exactly what you want in life (within reason). It’ll take a bit of luck and plenty of hard work, but you can totally do it.

  1. Ask for it. Sometimes it really is that simple. It may not work, but you’ll never know until you try. The recipient will at least respect your directness, whether in love or business.
  2. Do your research. You know what they say: be careful what you wish for. Do your research to make sure you really do want something before putting in all that effort to get it. Sure, that promotion sounds great when you are looking at the bottom line, but how about all the extra hours you’ll be putting in at the office once you actually get it? That guy sounded great too until your internet trolling deemed him a serial player.
  3. Work for it. If you are going to land the dream job, or the dream guy, you are going to have to be willing to work for it. If it/he is worth having, it’s/he’s worth busting your ass for.
  4. Be better than the competition. Size up the competition (there’s always someone else out there who wants the same thing you do) and figure out how to be better. Maybe that means getting the extra certification in your field to make your resume just a little bit stronger, or hitting the bar less and the gym more to get the attention of that new guy you’ve been eyeing.
  5. Get noticed. Once you’ve figured out how to blow out all the competition, make sure the object of your affection notices. Staying late to ensure the job gets done or surprising your crush with his favorite homemade cookies will never go unnoticed.
  6. Prove yourself. Now that you’ve been noticed, you better stay on top of your game because all eyes are on you. Prove that you can keep up the good work long after you’ve sealed the deal, because too many people work hard for something only to slack off once they get it.
  7. Keep your game face. Having to prove yourself can be nerve-wracking, but try to keep your game face on because confidence is something valued by both bosses and boyfriends.
  8. Be persistent. So you didn’t get the answer you were hoping for when you asked for it? Ask again. You’ve been putting in the work, but maybe you need to work a little harder. If you really want it, don’t give up until it’s yours (unless there is a restraining order holding you back).
  9. Be kind. This doesn’t mean you should let people take advantage of you, but being kind (even when people don’t deserve it) will only get you closer to reaching your goals. You never know when that girl you snubbed in the bathroom will be standing between you and what you want.
  10. Be patient. Wait for it, wait for it…
Rachael is an award winning stand-up comedienne, freelance writer, and BravoTV superfan. Her Real Housewives tagline is “The only thing bigger than my boobs are my personalities.” In her spare time, she keeps busy catering to the needs of a very spoiled Siberian Husky, (Paris Hilton), cleaning the skeletons out of her closet (to make room for more shoes), and swiping left to everyone on Tinder. Follow her on twitter @therealplandd.