We all fall, right? I’ve realized that, try as we might, we can’t do everything by ourselves. There will be instances when we need to reach out and ask for a lending hand.
Whether you know it or not, you DO have a network, a support system. I understand that asking for help publicly reveals that we’ve had a loss/setback. People may think less of us. They may see us in a different light. I’m here to tell you that this experience is nothing you should be ashamed of. It is something that happens. Often times, the people in our network are willing and eager to help us. All you need to do is ask.
I have found the following to be true, when I’ve reached out for help. Be gracious. Be thankful. Be kind. Be genuine. Be honest. Lastly, this may sound crazy, but people will value and respect it. Ask them “How may I be of assistance to you?”. Most of the time, they will politely decline. But, it is the sincere thought that counts. You are telling them that this is not all about you. You have the willingness and ability to assist them also. They will greatly appreciate it.