3 Tips for Enlisting the Help of Others

February 14, 2012

All too often, people get stuck because they feel they do not know how to ask for help. Fortunately, it’s easy to ask for help. Here are 3 simple tips from your friends at Dale Carnegie Training Alabama that you can use today to enlist the help of others:

The first thing you need to do is ASK for help. Most people are more than willing to help you, but you must ASK for it. If you’re not willing to ask, you’ll never get past your problem. Just swallow your pride and ask for the help—you’ll be surprised at what happens.

The next thing is, you must be willing to ACCEPT the help of others. After you accept help, don’t worry about paying the helpful gesture back to that particular person. Simply pay it forward and work to help someone else who needs it, maybe at a later date. Helpful people love to help others. Allow them the opportunity to dig deep and genuinely help you.

The last thing to remember is to always say THANK YOU after you get help, so people will want to help you the next time you need it. In fact if you want to provide a really great thank you, send a personal note of thanks, and follow that up with a personal phone call or email at an unexpected time.

Remember: If you don’t swallow your pride and you try to “gut it out” in an area where you lack the necessary skills, knowledge or experiences, you increase the chances that you will fail and perhaps fail miserably. Nobody likes to fail, especially if with just a little bit of help, they could have succeeded. Ask and you shall receive the help you need to make it great!

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