It can be really tough for some of us to ask for help when we need it! I’m guilty of not asking for help and I’d much rather help others than ask for what I need. Helping others is why I began my work as a professional organizer and it’s deeply satisfying to see others make huge transformations and shifts because they were courageous enough to ask for what they need.
Starting my business (especially as an organizer) has required and inspired me to ask for help on a more frequent basis. There’s a certain mindset about asking for help that many of us have learned, especially women! We often think that in asking for help we are showing weakness, we think we should be able to EVERYTHING ourselves…or some of us are taught to think this way.
This is an old programed mindset that we can all choose to free ourselves from.
As incredible as it is to be strong, independent women (or men), it’s also totally necessary to ask for help in order to grow personally and professionally. Maybe we are afraid to ask for help! But living in fear means we are limiting our growth, freedom, creativity, health and future. So absolutely YES, being fearless means asking for help! My clients model that for me on a daily basis.
How to ask for Help & get what you need
Determine what project or task you need help with
Make a list of people who you can ask for help (identify individuals or types of professionals)
Match the task with the person
Make the ask and don’t do so in a way that belittles yourself, we all deserve to receive help!
Whether you are paying for help or someone is doing something just because they love you, remember that gratitude goes a long way so show it off a little or a lot.
Return the favor, pay it forward and go help someone else ASAP!
What kind of help are you most afraid to ask for? What help is easy to ask for?