The world won’t end because you asked someone for help. Let me repeat. The world will not come to a screeching halt with everyone hating you because you asked for a little assistance. I don’t know why it’s so hard for us to ask people for support as oppose to trying to do it all on our own. I know you want to make sure every little detail is done just right (in other words your way) and you don’t trust other people to handle what you can do yourself. But stop. Just stop. You cannot be everywhere and do everything if you want to make the most of your time and have a more successful business. At some point your work will start to suffer because you don’t have time to focus on what’s most important. Burn out is real folks!
So start being proactive in getting the support you need. There are people in your life that will pick up your package from the post office on their way home, or watch your daughter when you need to go to that networking event. Let the people around you help you with your goals. We spend so much time helping others that we forget that this is a two way street. When somebody offers help, say yes! When you know you need assistance, put the word out there. Your network is there to help keep you from going insane when you need to pick up those table linens by 5 pm, but you don’t get off work until 4:45. Keep your sanity and ask for help!
Do you find it hard to ask people to help you with even the most simplest of tasks?