Last week we started exploring Engaging Support—one of the most proven leadership skills that will help anyone become better. One of the best ways you can engage support is seeking help.
Why do we have second thoughts when it comes to asking for help. I think people are like this for 3 reasons:
Well, guess what? Research proves the OPPOSITE is true. When you swallow your pride and ask for help, it actually strengthens others’ perceptions of you!!! If you really want to impress someone or gain their respect, then let them see you asking for help!
They believe you have COURAGE… and they think of all of the times they should have asked for help but they were too prideful.
Asking for help proves that you want to learn, and learners are always the ones who do the best job in the long run. Do you want to grow? Then ask for help.
Plus, asking for help shows that you are willing to learn and improve—and this makes people trust you more!
Learning to ask for help is a skill you want to master. Here is what to do:
Here’s your key takeaway for the week: You only have to remember 2 things: Ask for help and be empathetic. Try those this week. If you do, your life will be better.
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