Just chill and go for it.
Asking for a raise is never easy. In fact, that chat ranks right alongside “Can I marry your daughter?” and “Listen… We need to talk” as one of the most nerve-wracking conversations you’ll ever have. But it doesn’t have to be. All you have to do is run through this de facto checklist and you’ll find that daunting discussion has turned into a low key tête-à-tête. So read up and relax.