Ask

How many times could we use some help to find a solution. Or to find it faster. And still we do it on our own.

There could be many reasons for this. One is a rather negative thought pattern: “Who am I to ask this question?”, “They will probably have no time to help me.”, “They probably won’t help me” or “They don’t know the right people”.

In many cases these are wrong assumptions, but if you repeat them enough, you will start believing them. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Don’t fall into this trap.

People love to help each other. Especially if it doesn’t cost any money and only a fraction of their time.

So it is up to you to ask a good question. Give enough context, but don’t overdo it either.

And always ask them how you could help them. Especially if you have the feeling that you are only “taking” from the other person, just asking this question will ensure that you keep the balance between giving and receiving.

Have a great networking day !

Jan

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