Most career journeys are long.
There’s no such thing as overnight success.
Every success story has its roots in the uphill, often years long, climb.
I’ve noticed a thought pattern that I find to be pretty dangerous.
“I DON'T NEED HELP.”
Even before people talk about coaching, I’ve heard this from far too many people.
Or the related but more understandable.
“I’M TOO ASHAMED TO ASK FOR HELP.”
I do not believe that people are islands.
While your self determination and skills have a huge value to your growth, it’s the people you surround yourself with, that truly are learning points.
I mean HireClub was even founded on the idea that friends can help friends!
There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t ask for someone’s help.
Whether it’s talking to customers on how to improve our product, or talking to my coach to help me be a better leader and stay sane, I surround myself with people to help me.
Think of a typical wealthy person. They have an accountant, a tax person, a personal trainer, a coach, a lawyer etc etc.
They realize that no one person can know or do it all. There are no self made billionaires.
I know in the US we like to market ourselves that way. But Elon Musk did not get to where he is alone. Neither did Jeff Bezos or Steve Jobs.
We just love that lone pioneer story but that is not the truth of how people actually grow and succeed.
Now hiring people to help you is one way to do things. That’s why jobs exist. That’s why we have coaching.
But there are other ways to get help. You can choose to help others first.
It’s that pay it forward mentality that has made HireClub what is today and created our amazingly helpful, powerful community .
Do you feel ashamed when someone else asks you for help?
Then why do you feel shame when YOU ask someone for help?
Really think about that one.
We have to challenge ourselves when ego gets in the way. I’m 20 years in this business and I still get things wrong all the time.
I have mental blocks that I have to work through to find growth.
Asking for help is not shameful; in fact, it actually helps you succeed faster then doing things alone.
Do 2 hands build a house faster or 4? What about 6, 8, 10 hands?
Ask for help. Pay for it if you can. Pay it forward regardless by being helpful when it makes sense.
There is no shame in asking for help. There is only growth and bringing your community together. 🙏🏾💪🏾