If a friend came to you today and asked you for help, and you could help them, would you?
Imagine this is someone that is a good friend, or someone you want to be a good friend.
Would you help them?
What if they are more of an acquaintance, but they asked you for something you could do, and it wouldn’t be a significant inconvenience to you.
WOULD YOU HELP THEM?
I am guessing that the people who read my blog WOULD indeed help.
Why aren’t you helping them RIGHT NOW?
Because they haven’t asked you. You aren’t aware of what they need. You don’t know what would be important to them. You think they are fine.
Folks, that is exactly what your friends and acquaintances think of you right now.
They don’t know how to help you. They don’t know what you need or want. They think you are fine today. They don’t hear from you and they think you are busy doing your thing.
All the while you are sitting there wishing, hoping for some help.
Here’s my challenge for today: Ask someone for something.
I’m not talking about asking for a handout, or begging. I’m talking about COMMUNICATING how someone can help you.
You can ask for:
- An introduction
- Advice or information
- Someone to help you do something (not reviewing your resume, unless they are a professional resume writer)
- Feedback on your elevator pitch
- An informational interview (never ask for an “informational interview”
We’re much better at giving help than asking for help, but we need to get better at asking for help.
So… that’s my challenge to you. Ask someone for help. Today!