>Kerry Patterson is co- author of three books to which I refer again and again: Influencer, Crucial Conversations, and Crucial Confrontations. I receive his e-newsletter, Kerrying On, which I always read immediately — I consign most e-newsletters to the trash folder rather quickly, but I always find useful tips, tools, and stories in this invaluable. It’s like a little mini-CE course in my email box once a week.
This week’s issue shares a poignant story about the difficulty of asking for help. This so resonated with me! It is so easy to get trapped into believing that independence=strength, and that asking for help/directions/advice=weakness. I continually need to remind myself that it isn’t my job to be perfect, to provide my clients with EVERYthing they might want or need…and that sometimes it takes the MOST strength to utter the phrase, “I don’t know” or “I was wrong.”