If You Want to be Successful, Get Comfortable Asking For Help

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Most people don’t like asking others for help.

You don’t want to feel like you are burdening someone else or you don’t want to feel obligated to someone else.

But I learned from my Rich Habits research that self-made millionaires learned to get comfortable being uncomfortable with a lot of things. Asking for help, was one of those things they became very comfortable with.

They asked for help in the form of mentorship, professional expertise, tapping the skill set/knowledge of individuals, seeking wisdom and guidance from others, or asking for financial or non-financial assistance.

When I became President of The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps families struggling with pediatric cancer, I had to ask people for money.

That made me uncomfortable. It took practice, but after many years in working with the Ashley Lauren Foundation, I’ve gotten pretty good at asking for charity.

Interestingly, getting comfortable asking for money has had a positive influence on my other businesses. It gave me confidence to ask others for help.

The sting of asking for help goes away the more you ask for help.

What I did find interesting and unexpected is that asking for help from others somehow strengthened my relationship with them. We grew closer. The roots to the relationship tree grew deeper.

Asking for help forges a special kind of bond between two people; a unique bond that essentially says we have each others back.

So, get comfortable asking for help. If you’re uncomfortable with it, like I was, join a non-profit. In time you will get comfortable asking for help, which is a Rich Habit of self-made millionaires. It’s a habit that Helps improve your business, profession or career.

Tom Corley is an accountant, financial planner and author of “Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to Be Happy and Successful in Life”, Effort-Less Wealth, Change Your Habits Change Your Life, Rich Habits Poor Habits and “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.”

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