I asked the ladies at the end of my talk at the Professional Women’s Group Think Tank. It may be obvious to us what we want but not to others. People aren’t minding readers, well not everyone, so it helps that we can verbalise what it is we want so people know. I think of it as putting a filter on someone’s radar so that if something arises, it will show up beeping and they think of us.
I don’t know about you but I find people often find it hard to ask for what they want, so it takes practice and the more we do, the easier it becomes. Sometimes people are afraid to be seen as weak or they are afraid to be rejected or not liked, hence do not even ask.
I think this is why I like mastermind groups so much. You are all there to support one another. Everyone gets used to asking for help and giving help. It helps to be specific, for example, “I’m looking someone to help me with FB ads” or “Do you know a venue that can hold 100 people in Zurich?”.
Most people love to help, so if we don’t ask, they don’t know how to help. So “If any of you know any places that I could give my Step out of your comfort zone talk, please let me know” 😉