Got a crush? Let them know you are interested.
Need assistance? Tell those around you.
Job sucks? Network to seek career opportunities.
Don’t have a network? Cold call professionals in your interest areas to figure out next steps.
Feeling alone? Reach out to support groups and alliances. Show up to a meeting or gathering.
Missing a loved one? Pick up the phone and dial/text/IM!
Afraid they’ll say no or ignore you? Make a list and keep asking until someone gives you the response you need to address your needs.
There’s nothing you will regret more than not having asked.
You’d be surprised to learn the gifts those answers will yield.