One Year Later: How Humility Changed My Life
Michael Simmons stashed this in How To Be A Super Connector
An individual's personal experience of asking their network for help in a time in need and the results...
Attitude of gratitude:
I learned that people don’t know what’s going on unless you let them in. No one is going to offer you help if you don’t ask for it. If the only thing holding you back is fear or embarrassment, ask yourself if it’s worse than the mire of being jobless, underemployed or deeply dissatisfied. Asking for help creates stronger relationships.
Those who came to my aid when I was in need are too numerous to thank individually. Know, however, that your generosity and kindness have changed my life, and have helped me to improve the lives of others.
I’m grateful to each and every one of you. Even those who never responded, but sent positive vibes, I attribute my progress to your intervention.
Wow! Powerful Adam. Thanks for sharing. Because of fear of embarrassment, I spent many years hoping that others would connect the dots when I needed help. That did not work.
It does indeed go around, Adam, like a few years ago when I was in a bad situation and you made an introduction that led to me getting into frog design. Thanks!