Asking for help when you need it

And we all need it!

Sometimes I need to ask for help. But I often put it off until the point where it’s painful to continue trying to figure something out myself. If you do that too I’d like to encourage us both to see the signs sooner that that pain is coming if we don’t ask.

I was struggling to get some new and better office systems in place these last few weeks. (Or has it been months?) Finally I realized I could call in an expert for this type of thing. Next week we have 3 dedicated hours set aside to get this done! I’ll let you know how much relief I feel afterwards.

working togetherIf you need help with something design-related but have been afraid to ask for help, fear not. You will likely feel as much relief as my other clients have when you get your graphic design from Pat Creedon Design!

Three Reasons to Learn Something New (Part 3)

In my last two posts I explained the first two reasons to learn something new:

1. It Opens Up New Opportunities
2. Helping Others Helps Us

So now on to reason number three:

3. We Can Make New Friends

When learning web design on my own, besides creating a website for myself to practice, I saw a chance to design one for a non-profit I was interested in. I offered and they gladly allowed me to do a whole new design and keep it updated for them, both really valuable experiences. While I was working with the group I made friends with one of the other volunteers there. She and I had the group in common but it grew from there when we realized other things we both enjoyed things like foreign films and travel. She became my main movie-going buddy and she also took a trip to San Francisco with me to see a friend I had out there when my husband wanted to stay home. The website was a success while the non-profit lasted and our friendship has outlived both!

Wildlife Rescue Groups' website

Design and development of a local wildlife rescue organizations’ website.

Have you thought of other good reasons to learn something new? If so, please talk about it in the comments. Whether it leads to new opportunities, ways to be more helpful or lasting friendships as it has in my case, or none of the above, you still have learned something new!