Help is on the way!
GET OVER IT
Sometimes the first hurdle in asking for help is realising that it’s okay to ask for help. You are not weak if you need or want help, in fact it shows confidence as you strive to better yourself and your work. I think a lot of people see asking for help as a real negative, but only if you worry too much about what others may think of you. The second I stopped worrying about what other people think of me was the moment that my self confidence and also my work changed for the better. Whether it’s a member of my management team, a friend or a colleague I am brainstorming with, asking for help or advice is often the light bulb moment I am craving to feel inspired and motivated. Getting over it is the best thing you’ll do for your work!
There’s the obvious answer of a problem shared is a problem halved, whether that’s work, life or any other topic in my eyes, but we sometimes don’t realise that two minds can really be better than one! When I hit a roadblock or lack motivation, asking for help is my number one boost. Someone else’s excitement can suddenly rub off onto me, an incredible idea can be sparked that inspires my next campaign or a pep talk from someone else viewing my work from a different angle can be the push I need to navigate that roadblock. We all work and are inspired in different ways but I know for certain that a little help can go a long way in my eyes.
Are there any negatives to asking for help? Once you get over the pride you may feel that will stop you from that initial request, there’s really no reason not to ask for help, share ideas and generally up your game with the help of others. You may well perceive the need for help as a weakness but I assure you it’s the opposite. Someone else’s experience and expertise may be the only way you can get over the hurdle you’re facing and let’s face it, we can’t be experts at everything! Imagine never asking for help and trying to do everything yourself? From taxes, to editing, to photography, to blog posts, to newsletters, to client relations, to design – I feel stressed just thinking about not having amazing people to help me. There are so many benefits to asking for help, it would be rude not to!
I’d love to know if you ask for help when you need it or if pride sometimes gets in the way? I am so glad I realised how beneficial asking for help is and I definitely won’t look back!