Do you ask for help? Do you take it once it’s offered?
At every one of my parties I ask for suggestions on how to do my job better. When I talk with my hosts, I ask them if there is anything I could have done to make their job easier. Sometimes people share their ideas with me. When that happens, I always listen.
I recently had a host share two great ideas with me. I had asked for her input (step 1). I evaluated her suggestions to make sure they were things I was willing to do and thought would be helpful (step 2). I implemented one idea right away. The other I’m working on. (Implementing ideas is step 3.)
No, not all ideas I get are ones that will work for me. That’s okay. Sometimes even those ideas have a bit of merit; it’s just a matter of figuring out how to make those bits work.
So, be sure to ask for help. After all, that’s step 1.