Ah, asking for help. It’s such a simple thing to do, right? No, not really. It’s like admitting defeat. Let me share what a normal day for me entails: taking care of my 11 week old son, some days also taking care of my 3 year old stepson, cooking all three meals (we don’t eat cereal here), cleaning, doing dishes, 3 loads of laundry, watering the garden, managing our finances and oh yeah, running a business.
I do all of this and still feel like a failure when I have to ask for help. And I am not alone. Many of us think we should be able to “do it all”. This self-damaging misnomer has no place in an entrepreneur’s head. A good entrepreneur knows when to say, “Hey, I can’t do this. Can you help me?” Or “Hey, can you explain that again? I don’t understand it.” Good entrepreneurs don’t feel ashamed of their limitations; they know them, can fess up to them and move on. They ask for help, and then focus on the things at actually deserve their attention.