#2 Ask for the harder one first
If you think that a person will refuse to do a task that you are about to ask him/her to perform, do the following: First ask the one to do something that will take a lot of work. She/he most likely will refuse; and this is the right time to ask for what you really want him/her to do. The person will find that you are saving him/her from something very expensive when, actually, you are asking what you wanted from the beginning.
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