You Can't Do It Alone - Top Five Benefits of Asking for Help

Written by Claudette Rowley

Entrepreneurs are a lot likerepparttar early American pioneers - forging new ground, following their visions and making them real. In order to succeed these pioneers relied onrepparttar 101854 notion of "rugged individualism", a concept now woven into our cultural fabric. Unfortunately, this valuable idea can be taken too far, leaving us feeling like we must do it alone. As a result, many of us believe that doing it alone is better and more virtuous, and that pulling yourself "up by your bootstraps" signals a sign of character.

I consistently encounter clients - entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs - who believe that being a Lone Ranger isrepparttar 101855 way to go, and that if it's not hard, it's not worth doing. There's a difference between challenging yourself and takingrepparttar 101856 hard road when you don't ask for available assistance.

Top Five Benefits of Asking for Help:

- Create community. Throughrepparttar 101857 act of receiving, you cultivate partners and mentors to support your vision. Just like you enjoy giving to others, people want to give to you. When you ask for help, you extendrepparttar 101858 opportunity for others to give back. When you are engaged in something exciting, risky or daring - like entrepreneurship, you'll find that people love to participate in your vision. It's exciting and gratifying to be part of another's adventure and see them succeed.

- Achieve your vision and its supporting goals more quickly when you ask for what you want and need. Userepparttar 101859 question "Who do you know who?" to reaprepparttar 101860 benefits of financial, business, emotional or spiritual assistance. When you need to make a specific request, you gain clarity. If you aren't sure what you need, request a brainstorming session to create an avenue to clarity.

How to Handle Stress by Managing your Levels?

Written by Craig Lock

Stress is a natural and unavoidable feature of modern life. Whenrepparttar pressures of life become too much and we can't cope, stress operates like a screw gradually turning tighter and tighter. Often we don't realise that we are under stress - untilrepparttar 101853 pressure becomes too much andrepparttar 101854 lid starts lifting... then we crack. Humans are vulnerable and live under an optimum level of stress every day - they often don't know how to cope, whenrepparttar 101855 pressure builds up too much...but what can we do about it to make our lives easier?


Listen to your own alarm system. There are abundant challenges, demands and opportunities in modern living; but these often cause frustration and exasperation. Your first step is to be aware that you are under stress. Make a list of all of allrepparttar 101856 major stress areas in your everyday life. (My what a big list!). Then armed with this knowledge, make an honest commitment to changes in your life. By identifying repparttar 101857 causes and being open to change, you can at least hope for improvement.


People suffering from severe stress should seek help from a doctor or therapist. Therapists helprepparttar 101858 patient to feel differently about things. In other words, they get them to have a different perspective. Persons suffering from stress might do small tasks to give them a feeling of accomplishment before returning torepparttar 101859 work-force. All these techniques can make people grow; just like plants don't grow, unless they are watered and cared for.


Look at your life and try to findrepparttar 101860 main cause(es) of your stress. What external event or situation is causingrepparttar 101861 problem? Or is it just your perception? Is it physical, emotional or professional? Self knowledge means self help; so that once you can identifyrepparttar 101862 cause of your distress, you can eliminate it. Remember that for you to be happy, all three areas of your life (ie. emotional, spiritual and intellectual) need to be satisfied. You need BALANCE in your life. The first step is ACCEPTANCE: admit that you are under stress and not coping with life, as well as you should. Once you accept this,repparttar 101863 next step is committing yourself to take ACTION to relieve repparttar 101864 problem. Making that decision to take action is probably repparttar 101865 hardest for you. It is best to use a combination of strategies to combat moderate stress (the result of daily wear and tear onrepparttar 101866 body).

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