Ask and you shall receive

Ask for Help

I have a confession to make.

I am not ready for Christmas—not even close. As a person who is normally very organized, this is a shock even for me. I make lists and schedule everything. But somehow I forgot to schedule in all the things leading up to Christmas such as shopping and wrapping.

However, I will not panic because now that I realize that Christmas is only a few days away, I have a plan. I am asking for help. Yep, seems so simple, but so many of us take it all on ourselves. I am as guilty as the next person for that. I have to remind myself that I need to ask for help.

On any given day, over 50% of us wake up feeling stressed about finances, family, health, relationships, and work. Yet very few of us ask for help. Why is that? What are we afraid of?

Asking is risky.

You may get rejected—someone may say no. But remember that if you are turned down, you’re actually no worse off than you were before you asked.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength.

When you ask for help, you acknowledge that you cannot do it all yourself. There are people and opportunities out there that have something of value to offer you, if you just ASK.

Have you ever had the battery of your vehicle die and you needed to jump-start it? Did you know that you cannot jump-start your own car by yourself? You need someone to help you. It is literally impossible to do it alone – you need another car to do it.

The same goes for your life; you cannot jump-start your own life. If your battery is running low, you need help to jump-start it. You need to ask for help.

Incredible riches, experiences, and opportunities come to those who simply ask.

Super achievers ask for help when they need or want something.

Here is an easy 5-part formula to asking…

  1. Ask as if you expect to get it.
  2. Assume you can get it.
  3. Ask someone who can give it to you.
  4. Be clear and specific when asking.
  5. Ask repeatedly until you get what you need or want.

What do you need or want to ask for?

Have you ever thought about it? Do you need help with something? That is what a coach is for. We help you define your dreams and goals and then create a plan for how you will achieve them. Just ask.

Now if anyone wants to volunteer to wrap all my Christmas gifts, I would appreciate that.

Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be answered.”  — Matthew 7:7

About the Author

Heather WIlsonHeather E. Wilson is the founder and CEO of The Canadian Coach, a directory and membership platform designed to unite, support and promote Canadian coaches. She's a successful business coach, speaker, author (Your Life According to You!), warrior, change-maker, risk-taker, and adventurer all rolled into one dynamic package.