Asking for Help and Getting It!
How often do you find yourself working long hours, feeling like you have no time or feeling completely overwhelmed? Do you feel like you are pulled in every direction at in your professional and personal life? Well, you are not along. Really! First, you are not alone in feeling that way. And, more importantly, you aren’t alone – there are people who could help you — if you ask.
Asking for help an issue for me. I don’t ask for help as often as I should or could. I am getting better. My work with GrantChat is a great example of asking for and getting help. Michelle Loftis and Bethany Turner help me with GrantChat every week. Michelle helps GrantChat through her impeccable coordination and assistance with our guests. Bethany helps me with setting up our questions and our questions graphics. I felt selfish asking for help, but that was not only doing me a disservice, it was also a disservice to our community. GrantChat is better as a team, rather than a one-woman effort. The amazing thing to me is that they both were more than happy to help, without hesitation. Plus, they are both self- driven, efficient and capable – they find new ways to help even when I don’t even ask them for it.
This week on GrantChat, Kimberly Tso, GPC, president and owner of Velocity Ink, is helping our community consider when and how we can ask for help.
Q1: Recall a time when you needed help (can be current and not grant-related). How did you know you needed help? #grantchat
Q2: When you realized that you needed help, was it just in time or already in crisis? #grantchat
Q3: What were the warning signs? #grantchat
Q4: Can you recall a time when you could have asked for help but didn’t? What stopped you? #grantchat
Q5: Remember a time that someone asked for your help and you were glad to give it. Why did you do it? #grantchat
Q6: How did you feel helping in that situation? #grantchat
Q7: What caused you to want to help the person? The way they asked? Something they said? #grantchat
Q8: Think of a current situation where you could use some help. Why might someone really enjoy helping you? #grantchat
Q9: Who can you ask for help? If you don’t know whom to ask, where might you find someone to ask? #grantchat
Q10: Is there anything this group can help you with right now? #grantchat
Join our Grantchat Facebook Group to get the check in question and to keep the discussion going!