Don’t Expect Others to Read Your Mind

When you need help, you need to speak up

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Know what you want

This seems simple — but is it? You may know you want help cleaning the house, and you likely have a running list in your head of the chores that could be done. To ask for help, your recruits will need to know which chores need to be covered and what your expectations are for their completion. The more specific you are about what you need, the better.

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Be prepared for help

So you know you need help and you know what kind of help you need. You even asked for that help and got a yes. Now what? Ideally, you work with your helper to get the job done. But that can only happen if you’re prepared.

Ask for help

Be direct. This doesn’t mean being forceful, bossy, or rude. Just be direct. “I need help getting Sarah to school on Tuesday morning, would she be able to catch a ride with you if I have her ready to go at 7:00 am?”*ZBb4pHnvnfUpQ7DwnWGy1A.png*ZBb4pHnvnfUpQ7DwnWGy1A.png

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