Building a Business Takes a Village: When to Ask for Help
You decided to start a business and now all of a sudden you are not only the business owner, but you are also the bookkeeper, marketer, admin assistant, and sales team.
Knowing how to do all these things can feel overwhelming if you struggle to prioritize. What comes first? What do you need to get done today? And tomorrow?
Don’t get bogged down in the process of prioritizing.
Keep your focus on the outcome, on whom you serve, and on what change you want to see in the world.
If you are having trouble doing this, it’s okay to ask for help. It’s more than okay actually, it’s recommended. Getting help from someone farther along down the line is a smart business move.
Help can be a mentor, coach, book, or even a podcast — the important thing is you don’t struggle alone when there are a lot of resources that can help you succeed.
Asking for help is not a weakness, asking for help proves you are smart enough to know you don’t know everything and wise enough to manage your time well by not recreating the wheel at every turn.
For people who are experts in their subject or field, it can be difficult to admit they can use a hand while getting a business up and running.
Please don’t fall into the trap of your own ego!
Ask for help sooner rather than later and surround yourself with qualified, caring people who truly want to see you succeed.
If you are used to being in charge, getting help from a coach or consultant might require a shift in your personal approach.
Be willing to listen to suggestions, adapt your behavior, and be receptive to new ideas or ways of approaching situations.
The success of your business depends on it.