Hello My Friends. Some of you have received a survey like this from me before and for others it may be your first time. This is completely anonymous and the reason for that is so you can be candid. In fact, I do not want to know who you are, so please do not tell me.
As you know, I value honesty above all else and it is a rare and valuable thing to have the people who have known you best over the last year or two provide their thoughts and insights about you in this fashion.
If you would be so kind, it would be a gift to me to get your insight...this is a simple 5 question survey going out to 50 or so of my friends and family (some who I have had strained relations with)....as your friend (or a friend seeking to build better relationships with you in the future) I am asking this favor.
Please remember, this is designed so as not to be a session in telling me how great I am... we all know I am the shit ;-)..... seriously.... it is for me to get better and that requires your candid & harsh feedback. I want the worst of it. This is your chance to let me have it. I can take it, I want it and I need it. Just speak your truth. That is all I am asking for.
Thank you for doing this for me.