Ask and you shall receive. But you do ask, right?
Why is asking so hard for so many of us? Let’ get over it.
Let’s go over a few reasons we might not ask:
- I’ve got this. Lone Wolf!
- They’re probably really busy.
- It’s going to take too long.
- It’ll be better if I just get it done myself.
- I don’t really even know what to ask.
- I need to work on what I’m asking, make it more specific.
- It doesn’t really work. I mean, does it?
- I did ask, but they didn’t listen.
- I think I asked, I can’t remember.
- OK, fine, I didn’t ask. At all.
- I don’t know who to ask.
- I don’t really comprehend how much better it will be when I get the advice or we work on it together than it will be if I go it alone.
The only legit excuse might be #6. Maybe sometimes #8, but not often.
I often write about topics where I
The killer for me is #1 (probably why it came up first). It’s related to #4. But #12 is pretty important and it’s the main reason I’m working on a book called, well, duh, “Ask.”
The thing is I want to, ahem, ask others about their struggles with asking. See what happened there? I’m going to use my own fear/hesitation/lack of asking to create a book about how we can get better at asking.
Sound like fun? Wanna help?