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Following my resolution to “Ask for help.”

Posted Sep 22 2008 10:27am

Outstretchedhand One of my most helpful resolutions is to “Ask for help” (no surprise!) I don’t know why I find this so difficult, but I do -- whether it’s advice about what to do, or technical support for how to do it, or general explanations about how things work.

But today I’m going to “Ask for help” in getting the word out about my blog. Word of mouth is the most persuasive form of recommendation. If you could spare the time and energy, I’d so appreciate it if you’d email the link to The Happiness Project to people you think would be likely to enjoy it.

Or if you subscribe to my monthly newsletter, please consider forwarding them the newsletter.

I hesitated to ask for this help, with the thought, “Of course, people can always forward the link to their friends, whenever they want. Why bug them about something they can already do?”

But I realized that, in my own life, I often need someone to remind me of a helpful task I can perform. I’m willing to do it, it just wouldn’t occur to me unless someone suggested it.

I remember once, after I told a friend that I’d loved his new book, he asked, very delicately, if I’d consider writing an Amazon review. I was thrilled to write the review, but I wouldn’t have thought of it myself, so I was very pleased that he mentioned it.

So…I’m asking! Please help me spread the word about The Happiness Project. Thank you!

I always like to check out Get Rich Slowly.

Interested in starting your own Happiness Project? If you’d like to take a look at my Resolutions Chart, for inspiration, just email me at grubin, then the “at” sign, then gretchenrubin dot com. No need to write anything more than “Resolutions Chart” in the subject line.

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