Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

by vernsanders on November 26, 2010

One of the blogs I’ve begun to read is that of Lisa Suttora, who is an expert in etailing, which is something we’re trying to get better at with the Creator website. In a recent post (How to Handle Business Overwhelm During the Holidays) she says:

NOW is the time to “Beg, Borrow or Buy help!”

Whether it’s:

  • Help with the business
  • Help at home
  • Help with personal errands

You can’t be shy about asking for help or worry about “putting people out”.

“But I don’t have money to pay for help.” you say.

Help doesn’t always need to come in the form of paid compensation.  There are plenty of people in your life who would love to help you during this busy time if you’d only ask!

Make a choice to ASK for what you need and let others be responsible for determining if they can help you.

The same is true with music and worship ministry, especially at this time of year. Don’t be a “Lone Ranger” and end up on December 26 exhausted and hating the season. Ask for help…for many in ministry your volunteers are an untapped resource.

Be sure to “reward” them somehow…and however you do that, give them a big public shout out, unless it is clear that they don’t want attention drawn to themselves. A Starbucks gift card or a Christmas CD can go a long way toward keeping your sanity during this busy season.

How do you reward volunteers? What do you ask them to do? Please leave a comment and let me know what you do.

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