Why is it so hard to ask for help?  I often wonder about that, especially as it is my job to give people help when they need it.

I decided to ask that question and see what I could find out.  These were some of the answers I got.

“I feel like a failure if I have to get someone to come and help me.”

“Everyone else seems to manage so I should be able to.”

“No one will understand what I need.”

“I guess it could be pride?”

“I’d rather give than take.”

“It feels like I’m giving up on myself.”

“Why should someone else have to do it just because I can’t?”

“I don’t want people to know that I am struggling”

Isn’t that a sad collection of answers?  Why are we so much more concerned about what others think than we are about our own needs?  Do you realise that by not asking for help you are only digging yourself further and further into a hole?  You just won’t get anywhere or, if you do, it will take you ages.

If there is one thing that successful people have in common, it’s the ability to recognise when they need help and to ask for it.  They understand that it’s an opportunity to learn something new and to grow.

Heavens, if Branson can ask for help, can’t you?

The best way to ask is to be direct and specific.  That takes your emotion out of the situation and it becomes a very business-like process.  If it makes you feel more comfortable, offer your help on a project of theirs in exchange.

Day 2 Day Personal Concierge was created so that I can help shoulder your load.  There is no shame in asking for my help.  It’s a practical decision that lets you achieve far more than you would have done while you struggle with what is holding you back.

Don’t sit there and worry.  Just pick up the phone and call me. Together we will get you moving forward.

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