So, for most of my adult life, I’ve been the young guy. I’ve been on the bottom of the ladder. Those above me have always gotten to know me really well because I ask a lot of questions.
In college, I learned quickly the magic of office hours. You could ask any and every question and soak up the answers. Suffice it to say I was a fixture. 🙂
Now I’m a little bit older and have the distinct privilege of managing an incredible team of marketers. So, now I’m the guy who gets the questions and I love it.
Something that I’m trying to blot of existence is someone saying “can I ask a stupid question?”
You should never be ashamed to ask for help or inquire about something. It’s when you don’t ask questions or assume the answer that you’re so much more prone to make mistakes.
I usually say back that “the only stupid questions are the ones that don’t get asked.”
Now when the actual question inevitably gets asked, I may not give you the answer you’re looking for. I may just point you in the direction of where to look. But you always need to feel comfortable to ask the question.
We live in an era where you ALWAYS have to be learning. That means you always need to feel comfortable asking questions.