Many years ago I asked someone for help. I was completely stuck. I thought there were no options, no ways out.
And then I asked for help. I asked someone who had been in my same situation.
She took one look at my problem, and instantly had 3 or 4 ideas that I hadn’t even thought of.
She had other ideas that I had thought of, but cast them aside before even trying them out. But hearing her say them confirmed in my mind that they were good ideas.
I put her advice to action, and my situation changed. Immediately. I no longer suffered from my problem – and I was now in a place to help others who were.
Now, I know that was really vague, but I left it vague for a reason. I’m sure in your business there are one, two, probably even three or four things that you feel stuck with.
You could probably fill in the blanks of this story with a problem of your own.
Only right now you’re in the ‘stuck’ phase. However, your problem could immediately go away too if you ask the right person for help.
If your problem is something you feel I could help you with, you’re welcome to contact me. I offer private consultations which you can find out more about here (click on the word “here” in that sentence).
If your problem is something that someone else could help you with – start asking those other people!
I once read in a book by Jack Canfield a story where he was talking with his hair stylist who wanted to start her own business.
“I’d do it but I just don’t know how,” she told him.
“Well, why don’t you approach the owner of a successful hair salon, take her out to lunch, and ask her how she did it?” Jack replied.
“You can do that?” she said back, startled.
Yes, you can do that. You can just approach people and ask them for help. Most people who have solved the problem that you now find yourself in are more than glad to offer their assistance.
We’re kind of bred though to not ask questions. Asking questions means we’re “incompetent” or “unknowledgeable”.
But how are we supposed to get the knowledge unless we ask for it first?
What are your thoughts about all of this? Do you have any personal stories about this like I do, or do you completely disagree with everything I just said?
As always, I’d love your input. The comment box is right below this post – just scroll down and fill it out.