It’s OK to Ask for Help

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in SharePoint.  Sooner or later you’ll hit a wall and think you actually have nothing else to offer the community – like I did this week.  Serious writer’s block for the first time – and it was not pretty!  Sitting at a blank screen for days and hours watching the clock ticking towards your deadline is terrifying and disheartening, and puts you in a flat spin about any abilities you think you had.

So what do you do?  Phone a friend is what!  That’s why it’s so important to build a personal network of go-to people, so that when you hit these walls you have an army of people to call depending on what’s wrong.

Don’t worry about looking like an idiot – nobody knows it all, nobody.  Swallow your pride, take a deep breath and just ask …  sooner rather than later.  (Not an easy task for those proud people out there I know).  You will be amazed at the help you will get because everyone has been there in one way or another.

And don’t forget to say thank you.  Then smile, enjoy your day, and just get on with your task knowing you are not alone despite you thinking you are!  And you know I’m talking about you right. 🙂

Today I say thank you to Tracy van der Schyff and Alistair Pugin for coming to my rescue, unblocking my writer’s block and helping me out.  Thanks guys.  I know what to do now and I’ll make the deadline. 🙂

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