19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

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"They need my help."

Of course the opposite is true, even though if you’re in a leadership position--or in a position to impact someone else’s career--other people may definitely see asking for help as a sign of weakness. And they’ll definitely hesitate to ask. So offer.
But don’t just say, "Is there anything I can help you with?" Be specific. Say, "I've got a few minutes, can I help you finish (that)?" Offer in a way that feels collaborative, not patronizing or gratuitous.
Then you make a real difference in another person's life, and take a big step towards creating a genuine connection them.