Lesson 5: Ask for help

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Ask For HelpThis is a pretty straight forward lesson, but equally an important one.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

With help you can figure things out much quicker than trying to do everything on your own, some people may refuse to help but if you don’t ask, then you never know others will go above and beyond.

Most people are friendly and if they can help you they will in fact, more than that we are social people we actually like helping people, especially our friends, but you need to ensure it’s a reciprocal relationship, if all someone is doing is giving you help day in day out, and you’re giving them nothing in return, they will start to think of you as a leech even if they liked you and wanted to help you originally, so you need to give them something in return, I know this is going to sound calculated but it’s not.

It’s just how the world works.

In everything it is the same, like today I saw a film about corporate lobbyists, It showed how the lobbyists give the politicians gifts, in exchange for helping them and in return the politicians give them legislation, that in turn helps the lobbyists clients. In this type of scenario, pretty much everyone wins except the general public.

Now this is maybe a slightly complex example but you’re a clever kid so I’m sure you understand my point and that is.

Ask for help but also help people, if you go above and beyond for people they will for you.

In other words:

When life is hard ask for help. When life is good reach out to the people who need your help.

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