TRIPLE III TIME: Asking-For-Help… Seeing the Camouflaged Wins!

As the years have passed it is very interesting when you learn a little more about yourself everyday.  For example I have given extra time and real consideration thinking about the personal similarities between my Dad and me.  My Dad was a total farmer and I am a public administration/consulting professional.  As different as day and night…right??


I can not tell you about the multiple times…more even recently…that I realize I have acted/responded very similar to my Dad with regard to some issues.  Whether the issue was “re-purposing” a piece of equipment or taking a certain position on the purchase of an expensive item…my Dad’s influence comes out loud and clear.  One of the most negative influences however was “asking-for-help”.  My Dad was beyond stubborn with regard to asking-for-help…even to the point of experiencing personal injury.  I would never follow that type of example…would I??

This week’s TRIPLE III TIME message:  Asking-For-Help…Seeing the Camouflaged Wins! has both personal and professional importance.  Think about it.  Every time you DO NOT ask-for-help, you cheat yourself and others out of:

  • Partnering For A Cool Project
  • Two-Way Teaching & Learning Experiences
  • Encouraging Confidence In A Special Area/Way
  • Benefiting From “A Second Set of Eyes” To See Potential
  • Attaining A Better Use of Time
  • And Yes…Maybe Better Safety

I am sure there are many more Camouflaged Wins that may come from Asking-For-Help.  “I can do it myself” or just being stubborn…standardly does not put you in the WIN column.

Some of us are VERY slow learners in this area but Asking For Help…Seeing The Camouflaged Wins! is a training seminar both my Dad and I could have benefited from!

Farmers Son

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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