Today’s podcast is all about asking for help and getting past our pride to do so.
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People are afraid to ask for help. They get to a place where asking for help makes them think:
- They’ll look stupid
- They cant do what they’re trying to accomplish
- They’ll look foolish in the eyes of their team, boss, family, etc.
Oftentimes, when we ask for help, we feel indebted. Where does this come from? Our past. I dove into the topic of Understanding Your Root System on the last podcast and if you haven’t listened, check it out.
So much of this pride comes from lessons taught to us by caregivers like parents, family, teachers, etc. When we rely on someone and they’re not dependable, we stop asking for help. We don’t want to be let down. We don’t want to be a burden. We don’t want to let somebody else down either.
When that happens, we’re holding ourselves back from growing.
When you need help but don’t reach out, you stop growing. As a leader, you’re not only holding yourself back but you’re holding the whole team back when you don’t ask for help. Tap the collective intelligence of your team! It will only grow your team – you’re not the only one with great ideas. You’ll get buy in, respect and loyalty. When you don’t ask, they know it. When somethings not working well and your team sees that you’re not able to pull it off, they know it!
Start asking for help. It’ll change your team, your family and YOU!
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Question: Where do you need help?