Before you even start with the preconceived notions about what's in this post, I have a disclaimer:
I know the title is super clickbait-y. You probably clicked on it (with a little bit of self-loathing) despite expecting some crappy ""lifehack"" or shameless affiliate marketing plug for some fly-by-night software.
Lucky for you, I'm not that kind of person.
I just happen to like mocking the industry a little bit. Sue me (please don't sue me).
So....a little backstory:
Years ago, I was making minimum wage as a "sandwich artist" at Subway. A few months ago I willingly left a six-figure programming position at a large healthcare company. Most recently I've launched my own company that's on track to generate $100,000+ over the next year and have accepted a lucrative contract with a Fortune 500 company.
There are a million tiny stories I can (and will) share about the path from those bleak days at Subway to where I'm at now, but there's one constant, "the secret", that made all the difference.
You might hate me after this, but that's ok because I know the truth hurts and we don't like pain. If I have to be your emotional release target, I'm prepared to do that for you, for the sake of the greater good.
I can say with absolute certainty that I would not be where I am today or have the wonderful opportunities ahead of me that I do if I had not swallowed my pride numerous times to ask for help.
You know the saying: "No man is an island".
If I never produce another helpful piece of content in my life, I'm begging you to remember this one.
Never, ever, ever feel guilty, ashamed, undeserving, or embarrassed to ask for help.
Your life will be so much better, I promise.