The Importance Of Asking For Help As An Entrepreneur.
One of the most important skills that you need to develop as an entrepreneur is your ability to ask for help.
I don’t think it comes easy for most of us. Most entrepreneurs are natural go-getters. We see something we want and we go after it, and we’re determined to get it. We don’t like to let others get in our way, which can make entrepreneurship really lonely. Especially when you’re first starting out, it can be hard to know that you can trust others, because we’re so scared of “competition” or getting burned.
Even for those of us who have been in the business for years, it can be hard to know who or how to trust. If you’ve been hurt before you know how hard it is to build up that trust again!
Here’s the thing: you can’t do this alone.
A couple of years into my business I knew there was no way I could scale my business the way I wanted to without asking for help. The only way to get to where I am now in the time that I did was to ask for help.
I had to learn how to delegate!
I know it can be hard to know when you should ask for help. It can be hard to accept that you’re at that point!
So here are some questions to ask yourself:
Is my workload zapping my energy or is it energizing me?
Is my worklife making me miserable or is it inspiring me?
Do I have the capacity to take on more clients?
Do I have the capacity to take on more tasks?
Asking for help is essential for entrepreneurs. It’s essential not only for the growth of your business but also for your own well-being.
Burnout is a real threat and it’s going to catch up to you eventually if you keep going on the path of a solopreneur.
Now, maybe you’ve never hired someone before and you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’ve hired a couple of employees here and there but never felt like they were really successful.
Maybe you’re asking yourself some of these questions:
When is the right time to hire?
Where do I find the right candidates?
What is a good pay structure?
What should my training process look like?
What do I do if they don’t turn out to be a good fit?
My free training Hiring 101 answers these questions for you and more!
I know what it’s like to feel like you have to do it all alone. But those days are over.