“How Can I Help?” And Do I Mean It

hand-565588_640I had a realization today that I wanted to share with you, my loyal friends and clients.
My friends recently had a new baby – which is such a joy and blessing – but adjusting to that change can be hard! Not that I know from experience, but going from one child to two is supposed to be tough. Heck, having one baby is tough.
Just like having a business is tough! Can you see where I’m going with this?
The other night, my friend posted on Facebook about how sleep deprived and stressed they are. It didn’t come off as an accusation towards anyone for not helping – as he felt the next day that it did. But it was a good reminder for me to always be offering to help.
So I took over a couple of freezer meals, offered to throw in a load of laundry or whatever else they needed in that moment, and reminded them to call if something else came up. Laundry, dishes, holding a crying baby so they can go to the bathroom, whatever!
I take that same approach to running my business. There is no task that I will not help my clients with. And if I can’t help, I will find someone who can – or several people and what each of them will charge. That is what I refer to on my services page as “research and development.”
I will admit, I personally am not the best at asking for help. I prefer to do things myself.
How many other business owners are like that? I hear – often – from potential clients that stuff will come up and they will think about calling me, and then they feel that they should do it themselves. Don’t! Don’t feel like you have to get/be organized before you can call! Don’t feel like a task is too trivial for me to be willing to help with it! Just call if something comes up or you have a need, and we can go from there.
Not only am I here for you as The Go-to Girl. I am also here for you as a friend and fellow human!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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