13123: Don’t Be Too Proud To Ask For Help

Hey there, hero!

(For those who will listen to the audio podcast: at the very beginning of the episode, I’m holding an object in my hand, up close and in focus on my camera – just in case you’re saying “How would I know what that is…I can’t see it on an audio podcast!”)

I recently needed help. I’m usually the one offering help to others, but this time…I needed help myself.

And I’ll be honest – I had to fight the urge to say “Nah! I can do this! I don’t need no stinkin’ help!”

But I did. And I found I had to set aside my desire to be self-sufficient and not to burden others…and take a bit of my own medicine.

I got help – from one of my clients, Hopper Stone (a badass photographer, who came to the Palatial Lawrence Estate and helped me set up my new video camera.)

Ever find yourself in a moment of pridefulness or embarrassment, not willing to seek the help you need? Tell me all about it in the comments below.


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  1. Great advice, and that’s a fun feature for a camera. Asking for help for me is fairly easy, but I occasionally find myself being stubborn about something and then saying, “Hey, why don’t you ask for help?”

  2. You hit the nail on the head for me, David. I am cautious, hesitant, but mostly embarrassed by my lack of knowledge when it comes to technology. I don’t want people to think “boy is she dumb”. But the good thing is I feel comfortable with you, Max and Victoria, Stuart, the other coaches and in ProConnect Live with other pros. But that feeling still creeps into the back of my mind, so I have to put it aside to get the help I need from the people I trust.

    Thank you David!


    1. Agreed – I can be hesitant and embarrassed before asking for help, and as a newbie, it’s probably even more important that I get comfortable with it!!

      Thanks for the reminder David!