I am about to be a hypocrite with what I say next, but this specific mission is a challenge for me too: It’s okay to ask for help.
Did I just lose a limb saying that? Nope, I survived.
I was raised by a very proud and strong-willed mother, so naturally I would have her traits-Go figure!
I find asking for help to be quite a task, because in some way I have been cultivated to see it as a sign of weakness. If someone offers help, I’ll be much more likely to accept it albeit with hesitation, but to ask for it? Oh boy.
I am here to declare today that asking for help will not kill you, instead you’ll have a better chance at succeeding. What’s the worst that could happen? They say no and then? You move on to the next person.
I was told once ‘No man is an island’ and this idiom is categorically true as we are all connected in one way or another.
When people say they are self-made, I laugh, because that ‘self-made’ individual was assisted by someone who believed in them, someone who saw value in them, without others to invest in us, where would we be?
Do not suffer in silence, ask for help if you need it. Do not let pride stop you from excelling.
Pause: I just asked for help and was rejected. I think the next half of this should be on rejection.
I asked a thriving business owner if I could shadow her while she worked, kind of like a one day internship. I mean what better way to become more informed than to follow someone’s work? Well I guess she thought otherwise and I was rejected for the one-millionth time in life lol. I can’t tell you how many times someone has said no to me in one capacity or other. Should I close up shop and call a day because they said no? HELL NO!
You dust yourself off, adjust your crown, and continue to knock on the doors, windows, and buildings of opportunity until there is a crack! It might not happen today but it will happen!
Nothing fuels me more than someone not believing in my abilities, if they don’t care for your life or business, there is someone out there who will!
Don’t give up, don’t give in, do keep trying, do keep learning, do keep evolving!
It’s a matter of time, its not ‘if ‘ its ‘when’.
P.s I think I used about 100 exclamations marks, I was passionate huh?