Audio Tip: October 2013 – Asking for Help

Have you ever worked on something for ages but just can’t seem to get it done?

Audio Tip – Ask for help

You keep bumping up against barriers or run out of time or can’t seem to figure out what you are doing wrong. At some point you may simply need to ask for help.

Asking for help can often feel like a weakness or imposition, especially if you are used to doing everything on your own. We can make all kinds of reasons why we shouldn’t ask for assistance. “I’ll look stupid or incompetent, I don’t want to be a bother to others, or I’ll lose my independence” and so on.

In actuality asking someone for help is a gift you are offering to them. Think about when you are approached to give a hand. Doesn’t it make you feel good? Even clever, valuable or needed? Why not give that experience to someone else.

What do you need help with? Who can you turn to to ask for it?