"Productive people ask for help. They know asking for help is a sign of strength--and is the key to achieving a lot more."
Not to generalize by genders, but typically men have a more difficult time asking for help. Although the GPS navigator on our Smart Phones has reduced this problem, men are still reluctant to ask for directions. In fact, "26 percent of men -- wait at least half an hour before asking for directions, with a stubborn 12 percent refusing to ask a stranger for help at all. In fact, "The average male
an extra 276 miles every year as a result of being lost -- the equivalent to a journey from Cincinnati to Nashville (
Sadly, those who reluctantly ask for help, often wait until the situation has become dire or the deadline looms adding stress to the equation. We must ask for help early and often.
Insanely productive people know they don't have all the answers. They aren't afraid to ask for directions when lost. They aren't too proud to say when they're having a hard time.
Here are a few tips to help you be more productive in the coming months:
- Surround yourself with people with strong skills that complement yours
- Ask for help before you need it
- Embrace the idea of collaborative efforts
- Understand and accept that you don't know it all and that is okay
When you ask for help on specific tasks at work you free up time and energy for those projects that require your special genius.
That goes for your
large format printing
needs as well. Ask a professional for help with your next graphic print job - we are happy to help!