Yesterday we talked a little about being enough. Part of knowing that you are enough (cool enough, smart enough, enough enough), is accepting help.
All kinds of help
Help with starting, help with growing, help with doing-the-next-thing, help with reaching a new market, help getting to know the people who could help you.
Accept when it's offered
Sometimes, help if freely offered. Someone retweets a link to your awesomeness. Someone tells a friend. Someone writes you an encouraging email.
Ask for it
But often, maybe most of the time when you're first starting out, often you have to ask for help. First, you have to find who can help you. Then, you have to ask them.
This can be scary, because ohmygoodnesswhatiftheysayno? or whatifIsoundlikeadweeb? but it doesn't have to be.
Asking can be an exchange of ease
If someone (even someone you hugely admire) has become a friend, asking for help can be full-of-ease. If you've shared a helpful, useful exchange. If you like them and they like you and you treat each other as equals, you may just be friends.
Asking for help with your business can be as easy as asking your best friend to pick up a bag of ice when she's on her way over. That never feels weird, right?
Do you have a story of asking for help? I want to hear it in the comments!
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