How do you feel about asking for help?
It's hard for many of us - it certainly is for me! It makes me feel vulnerable and like I'm not enough.
The thing is, I know that's nonsense. I know no one person can know and do everything. I know that being part of a community comes with being vulnerable sometimes. I know that the kind of business that's on the stock market doesn't expect one person to be:
So why do we, as small business owners, expect this of ourselves? Why do we struggle on, alone and stressed, and then wonder why our business is either a) not making enough money and/or b) making us incredibly overwhelmed and stressed?
Honestly, answering that question would take me so long to even attempt to answer that no one would be reading by the end of it, so I'll save that for another day.
The thing to focus on is this:
Asking for help is not an admission of failure.
There are entire businesses and business areas aimed at providing the help that you need. Bookkeepers and accountants. Social Media Managers. Virtual Assistants (hello!).
And within those businesses, many of us also ask for help. For example, I am saving up until I can afford to get someone to help me with my website. What I have is functional, but it's not ideal. I know I need help. I may not be able to get that help right away, but I know it will make my life and business easier when I can.
What do you need help with?