The principles in The BOOM 28 Day Boot Camp: Creating a Life of Success. Find Motivation. Crush Goals. Overcome Obstacles. Live with Purpose will change your life, but only you can do the work.
Speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden continues his daily, actionable messages with Day Nine:
WHAT YOU CAN DO VERSUS ASKING FOR HELP
“I think many of us are really stubborn in wanting to ask for help,” said Yalden in Episode 22 of The BOOM Podcast. “We don’t want to admit that we might need help, and therefore we try to do everything by ourselves.”
Your mission today is to look at the tasks on your to-do list and break them down into the following categories:
- Items you can complete by yourself.
- Items you can delegate as a leader.
- Items that require asking for help
“I don’t want you to be afraid to ask for help,” Yalden said, and offered a simple example having to do with his Jeep:
“Recently something happened with the radio. I’m not a very strong mechanical or electrical guy. I was going to bring drop off the Jeep at some audio place and have the work done there – and they probably would have charged me five or six hundred bucks.”
It turns out that Jeff has a friend with a nice garage with all the tools he needs and plenty of experience. After Jeff explained the situation, his friend told him to bring the Jeep on over.
“I am not embarrassed to say I don’t know what to do,” he said, adding that they pulled the radio out, tested electrical current wires and finally decided that he needed a new radio.
Yalden said he learned a little bit, but his friend installed the radio.
Problem solved, and this is just an example of asking for help when you need help.
What if this had to do with your mental health?
Let’s say you are struggling with anxiety, depression or just feeling blah:
“Make an appointment. Go talk to your doctor. You are feeling something, and you don’t know if this is something that is situational or something that is behavioral. You don’t know if this is dysthymia – which is a low-level depression – where a lot of people might have depression, but they don’t even know it,” Yalden said.
Help is everywhere, but you need to take the first step and ask for it.
When you ask for help, you free yourself up for so many other things. Whether it’s help from a mental health professional or a friend helping you move – you will often be surprised that getting the help you need is much easier than you might have imagined.
Let’s say you need a design or a logo. Chances are good that you already know a graphic designer.
“Instead of you learning how to do this, reach out to someone. You might have to pay them a little bit – but learn to delegate where you need to delegate. Learn to do the things that only you can do that makes you the most money and saves you the most time.
You have a plan written down. There are things that you can accomplish on your own, but there are other areas where you might need help.
What can you do by yourself and when should you be asking for help?
Are you asking for help?
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