You may have felt it at some point— the need to get things done without help from anybody. You can feel the workload literally weighing your agency down, but you are resolved not to ask anyone for help.
Every time the thought of asking for help crosses your mind, you brush it off. Deep down, you know you could use it, but don’t want to appear weak. Or maybe you think no one else can do the job as effectively and efficiently as you do.
Now take a moment. Breathe.
The truth is, you are not alone.
Many people prefer to do things themselves even though it takes them much longer. Sadly, this has a way of minimizing your potential for growth and expansion.
Would you like to get your products and services in front of more people? Grow your business and create more time for your personal life.
Then maybe it is time to get some help!
But first, you need to release your fears.
Letting go of your fears
You may not know it, but fear is one of the underlying causes of what you are experiencing.
You have put in the work to create something valuable. This agency you built has become a part of you. It is normal to want to hold back from letting others in.
What if they mess things up? What if they perceive your agency as incapable of handling its affairs?
These, and more, are the fears you need to release.
For starters, let’s examine the top three fears you may have.
1. Fear of shared victories
Ever thought of conquering your industry and becoming an authority in your niche? You most certainly have.
But then you imagine the crowds cheering for you and your agency alone, pride and a sense of fulfillment overwhelming your heart.
Subconsciously, you may have come to believe that victories are not worthwhile if achieved with the help of outsiders. Over time, this can become a fear that holds you back from asking for help.
The success achieved with the help of others outside your agency also counts. As opposed to this popular way of thinking, you can fast-track your growth and success with the helping hands of an outsourced team.
2. Fear of inadequacy
Fear of inadequacy tends to be the case for people who have done things a certain way for a long time.
You have created a system that you follow to the letter. Now you are afraid any help you get will be inadequate compared to your existing standard.
In this case, you must understand that your outsourced help doesn’t need to create a new system. This is where onboarding comes in. Through a well-thought-out onboarding process, you can teach anyone you bring on board how you want things done.
3. Trust-related fears
Letting people in means giving them access to everything you hold dear—your agency’s trade secrets, unique selling points, and pretty much everything that makes you unique.
Considering that dishonest people walk among us, this fear is valid. However, you can do away with this fear by outsourcing help from renowned and professional experts who understand the importance of privacy protection.
Asking for help makes you stronger: Here are four reasons why
No doubt you are tempted to give this a shot despite the voices in your head telling you all the reasons why you shouldn’t.
The first thing you should know is that it is not as hard as you think. Secondly, the value you gain from asking for help far outweighs your seeming fears. In fact, asking for help makes you stronger than when you do things solo.
Here are four reasons why:
1. Your productivity increases
You will definitely need more hours in a day if you do all the work alone with a desire to grow. As you already know, this is impossible.
Getting help is the only way to increase your productivity. Imagine having more hands on deck, allowing you to focus on coming up with new and profitable ideas.
Outsourcing help from experts does that for you.
It gives you access to other people who are better qualified at getting certain things done.
2. It broadens your perspective
Generating new ideas with help from outside sources has a way of giving your brand new viewpoints and things to say.
There are always better, easier, and more efficient ways to get results. You only discover this reality when you let other people assist you.
The opposite of this is focusing on your perspectives, which can sometimes put you in a box.
3. It protects your mind and body from exhaustion
News flash, you are not a superhero.
There is only so much you can do before you wear yourself out physically and mentally.
All those extra hours you put in won’t get the job done any faster. Instead, it will slow things down because you become less and less proactive as you tire out.
Getting the required help forces you to go easy on yourself.
4. It eliminates uncertainties and delays
Remember one time when you spent days and maybe even weeks trying to figure something out? You may have even said, “what the heck,” and just went in blindly. After all, a little trial-and-error doesn’t hurt.
This is a sign that you need to get some assistance. You could have easily saved yourself all that trouble by seeking the help of someone knowledgeable in that field.
Yes, you may think a little trial and error may go overlooked. However, if this becomes a regular practice, it will only be a matter of time before people begin to notice. This is something you don’t want. Getting help eliminates unnecessary delays.
Get it right!
All the strengths listed above will only become more apparent when you get it right.
Asking for help from the wrong people can do a lot of damage to all you have managed to build throughout your journey.
If you’re searching for a good team that will get things right, GoWP is here to help! We have a dedicated team of experts ready to learn more about your agency and the struggles you are facing. All you have to do is grab a time slot on our calendar — we look forward to talking with you.