The 8 Most Powerful Words You Can Use

“I have a problem. I need your help.”

When you hear these 8 words, how do you react?

If you’re like most of us, you respond positively. You want to do something. Or, at least, you want to listen.

You understand and empathize that the speaker is making himself or herself vulnerable –  because they are putting aside their ego and admitting that they can’t do what they need to do alone.

And, you’re likely to remember a time when you found yourself in a situation where you also needed help and support, when you were the human being expressing a NEED or making a CRY FOR HELP.

When you hear or say, “I have a problem. I need your help.”, this is what gives these 8 words their power….

To ASK, we have to make ourselves vulnerable and be okay with being vulnerable, as uncomfortable as it might be.

To LISTEN, the listener must want to help.

To RELATE and HEAR, the listener has to remember when they needed help and the circumstances that drove the need.

When you successfully use these 8 powerful words, the result is the deep connection that bonds us more tightly as human beings.