The launch of World Changers Interview Series last Thursday was a big success! The number of people who visited the site reached a new record high!
Today, I just want to say thank you to everyone who made it possible. If you're reading this, you're one of the people I want to thank. Thank you!
It was an amazing week. My thanks go to everyone who showed their support by liking, commenting, or sharing our launch posts or the World Changer Interview itself. Thank you!
Some showed their support through kind and encouraging words. Another big thanks to you!
Some showed their support in some other ways they know how. From the bottom of my not-so-broken heart, thank you! Just kidding. But, really, thank you.
And a special thanks to our first World Changer, Mjane, for sharing her inspiring story with us! Thank you, Mjane!
And of course, I want to thank God, my family, and friends for lifting me up whenever I felt like giving up.
Here's what I realized: People are willing to help you. You just have to ask.
Even before the launch and prelaunch, I swallowed my pride and asked the people closest to me for help in spreading the word about the blog and the new interview series around.
And everyone, well not everyone, was more than willing to help! Most of them said, "Sure!" with a lot of enthusiasm. Some said, "Sure," with a period, not an exclamation point. Some, with no punctuation marks at all! Just kidding. But, they all shared the prelaunch stuff and the interview itself. Some even went as far as sharing their own inspiring and world changing story! So, thank you to everyone who helped out and got the word around.
Here's my second realization: Ask help from the people closest to you.
One mistake we often commit is we rely too much on meeting "superstars" and getting them to promote what we're doing. That's what I tried to do in the beginning. What we fail to see is that the people most willing to help us are already around us!
While joining groups and organizations are important, it's easier and quicker to build relationships with the people you already know. And like I said, they are also the ones most willing to help you achieve your dreams.
Finally, asking for help also helps build trust. It does make you vulnerable, but that's what makes you human. And humans relate best to humans.
How about you? What projects or problems do you need help in? Well, I'll try to help you if I can, but you can start by asking for help from the people already around you.
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