You have a manipulative co-worker who disrespects you and others. You are wondering how to ask for advice, but struggle with who to approach and what questions to ask. Asking for advice and how to make the most of it is a top requested topic that John R. Miles tackles in the episode of Momentum Friday!
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On This Week’s Momentum Friday, We Discuss How To Ask For Advice:
- Why do the majority of people beleive that asking for help symbolizes weakness?
- The importance of realizing that sometimes your hard work and planning alone isn’t enough. Successful people know how to ask for advice and realize they need help.
- The six keys on how to ask for advice without annoying the person you are requesting.
- Why it is vital to understand the end goal of the advice you are seeking.
- The importance of maintaining a friendly, humble and positive tone of voice.
- Why those who approach advice getting with ego often fail to learn from their mistakes or advice. Instead, they use that ego to defend their opinions and ideas.
- A common mistake people make when asking for advice is that they come unprepared.
- Often the advice you receive will be something you didn’t expect or is contrary to your what you wanted to hear. It is vital to be open-minded to the feedback.
- The most important step in seeking advice is the person you choose to be your mentor, coach, or counselor. Choose a mentor who is well versed in the topic you are seeking help with and has the time to adequately address the issue.
- There is no meaning in a pice of advice if you don’t act on it.
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Resources From This Episode
- 2015 Harvard Business Review article
- Why humility is vital to your success
- Why your ego is holding you back
- The Advice Trap With Brene Brown
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