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Why Asking for Help is So Difficult

Author: Lindsay Merwald/Monday, May 16, 2016/Categories: Industry News - Textile

(Quoted from Marshall Atkinson and Atkinsontshirt.com. Full article here.)

Almost to a shop, the decorated apparel industry is comprised of dedicated self-starters that make up this 

entrepreneurial industry.  People just like you.
You get up everyday and come into your shop.  Coffee is on.  Challenges are ahead of you.  You are ready to face the day.  What are you going to tackle next?
Some shops are lucky in that they have a great staff, awesome employees, and a great supply chain to back them up.  They do all the right things. Customers love them.  Their staff loves them.  The bottom line loves them.
Other shops struggle.
Things don’t always work out so well.  There are scheduling conflicts.  Costs are rising.  They wish they were more efficient.  Good staff is hard to find.  Mistakes are being made.  There isn’t enough time to train.  Customer are asking for decoration techniques that you’ve only seen in magazines.  There isn’t a plan to do anything, and flying by the seat of your pants is normal.  Even working 20 hours in a day doesn’t accomplish everything needed to get it handled.
Forget about scaling the business, what’s on the plate right now is simple survival.
So why not reach out and get the help you need?  Is it because you want to do it by yourself?  Like conquering a mountain?  Do you feel that raising your hand and saying “I need some help with this” is tantamount to failure?

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