Asking for what we need may seem on the surface like an easy thing to do but many of us struggle to be honest about what we really need. Brene Brown author of the wonderful book The Gifts of Imperfection, has written about how asking for help can make us feel scared and vulnerable as the person we are asking may say no or may judge us for asking. This moving TED talk by Amanda Palmer about the art of asking shows us that asking for what we need is an skill we can practice. The more we ask for help the easier it becomes, the less vulnerable we feel and the easier it is to make connections. This is why Happiness Experiment no 38 is to ask for what you need. Give it a try and see what happens.
TED talk by Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking
Posted by Shona Lockhart on 27th April 2015