The other day I was watching a video of the late Og Mandino. It was his last recorded seminar prior to his passing and is available at www.Success.com
I’ve been a big fan of his for many years and have listened to several of his audio programs and read most of his 14 books. I especially identified with the fact that he, like me, he had been down and out at one time, caught up in the throes of addiction.
Incidentally, what changed his life, and mine, was reading self-help books and listening to audio personal development programs. I cannot stress the importance of this enough. We become what we think about and what we think about is the result of what we put into our mind.
In the video, Og tells the story of the life of actress Lillian Roth, played by Susan Hayward in the move I’ll Cry Tomorrow. She, too, was living in despair, unable to change her life until she uttered three little words, which are the same words I used when I was in despair, and are the basis of Mandino’s talk and, hence, this article.
These three short words, totaling a mere nine letters, are the most powerful words any of us can use to create a shift. They work whether one is suffering from an addiction, as in the case of Ms. Roth, growing a business, losing weight, attracting a relationship or, as is my present case, marketing a new book.
The words, which you may have already guessed are, “I need help!”
How simple is that? Yet, how often do you ask for help?
Most of us would rather offer to help a friend than ask that same friend to help us. I’m not sure exactly why this is so. Maybe we don’t like to admit needing anyone’s help, I know I don’t, because it makes us vulnerable or may be perceived as a sign of weakness. Women are better at asking for help when they need it but we men, for the most part, try to appear “macho” and able to handle everything by ourselves.
If you want to get ahead in your life, especially in business, you’ll need to ask for help from time to time. We all need help. Success is a team sport.
In their wonderful book, The Aladdin Factor, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen suggest you ask, ask, ask, and keep asking for what you need. This, by the way, is how I obtained Mr. Canfield’s endorsement for my first book, Handbook to a Happier Life.
What is it you need help with? Who could you ask? (hint: everyone)
Whatever it is you need help with, begin with the people closest to you and branch out from there to include your friends and network. If necessary, ask total strangers. You’d be amazed at how willing people are to help if only they are asked.
So, what do you need?
Post what will help you in the comments section of this article and let’s see if we can get you the help you want. Please do not post asking people to send you money or any other off topic requests or it will be deleted.
If your need is something I, or someone I know, can help with, I’ll do what I can as will, I’m sure, our other readers.
Remember, in an abundant universe, we all win!
“I have come that you should have life and that you should have it abundantly” John 10:10