The saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” can be used for entrepreneurship.
Most professional organizers are solopreneurs. The urban dictionary defines a solopreneur as an entrepreneur who works alone, “solo,” running their business single-handedly.
It is difficult to run a business and wear many hats. When you are the sole proprietor, the stress can be overwhelming and can take its toll. Sometimes we need to ask for help.
The primary reason that asking for help is difficult is that it can be perceived as a sign of weakness. It implies that you can’t do it alone or don’t know what to do.
The second reason people don’t like to ask for help is that they don’t want to feel indebted to anyone.
However, the most successful entrepreneurs get past these obstacles and ask for the assistance required to make their business successful. Instead of weakness it shows strength and determination.
How to ask for help:
1. Determine why you need help.
Are you overwhelmed with work or is the task beyond your capabilities?
Better planning can ensure that you are not overwhelmed in the future.
2. Develop a reputation for being helpful.
If you are eager to help others it makes it easier to ask for help.
3. Where is the best place to get help?
Do you need to hire someone, ask a peer for advice or get help from family
4. Be specific.
People are more willing to help if you ask for a specific favor.
“Can you pick up my kids after school so that I can work until 6”?
5. Develop a strong network.
Surround yourself with people with various skills that you can call on when needed.
Determine who would be best suited for the task you need.
Once you have established that you need help, tap into your resources and ask the most qualified person for a specific favor. You’ll be surprised how happy most people are to lend a helping hand.
“The only mistake you can make is not asking for help.” by Sandeep Jauhar