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Michael Simmons stashed this in How To Be A Super Connector
Why do people ask for help with this
Liz, the article explains why:
For a long time, I had difficulty asking for help. I felt more comfortable on the giving side of things and feared that if I regularly asked others for help I'd take advantage of their kindness. Then I realized that most successful people know how and when to ask for help. And that most people are inclined to offer help when asked (research backs this up.)
So I started asking, and good things happened as a result of it. I got smart advice. I got support from others. And I probably made a lot of people feel good that I respected them enough to seek their counsel.
Here are the steps:
1. Identify the problem.
2. Learn as much as you can on your own.
3. Be direct.
4. Make it easy.
5. Be clear.
6. Spread it out.