Are you wondering how to ask your boss for a raise? Are you wondering how to ask your significant other how they feel about you? Are you wondering how to ask someone on a date? How do you speak up and ask for what you want without seeming demanding? It isn't always easy to express our desires. We worry that others will see us as demanding or pushy, or that we'll be turned down. But asking for what you want is a necessary part of life. Like most things, the more you practice asking, the easier it will become. We cover five things you should know about speaking up with conviction.