Asking for help, something that I am really good at in certain settings…and really bad at in others!
I can be quite stubborn and with stubbornness comes the inability to ask for help. I feel like I should be able to do it by myself, for myself. Especially when it comes to things around the house!
Here is a recent example.
In order for me to be able to access my loft at home I need a helping hand. The hatch is in a dangerous place and my ladders aren’t tall enough or stable enough for me to get in without someone else there.
The easy option is to ask a friend or family member to hold the ladder for me and to give me a leg up. Or, if you’re stubborn like me, it is to buy a bigger ladder because you’re impatient that help is going to take time to arrive.
So, you try to do it yourself only to realise you still need help because the ladder is too wide at the bottom and wobbles on the top of the stairs and without someone else to steady it you’re likely to end up in A&E!
The moral of my story, sometimes you have to admit that you can’t do it all by yourself, that sometimes you need some support.
In business it is no different. As a business owner you can get stuck in the mentality that it is your business so you should be able to do it all and you should know all the answers.
The world of a business owner can a lonely one, so don’t be stubborn like and me and try to find a way around a problem that deep down you know is always going to need some extra help.
And, most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for help. In the words of Barack Obama : “Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new.”
Our mission is to help business owners to get to where they want to even if they don’t know how to get there just yet, so don’t be afraid to ask us for support when you need it – we’re here to do just that.