Asking for help is difficult for many of us, but can yield rich rewards. Never in the history of the written word has an author received as much help as I have with writing my first book. Most of my family and many of my friends contributed to this book, some gave a little time, some gave hours. Editing, proof reading, giving input on the title and the cover design, helping me learn about self-publishing, more editing, more proof reading, giving me empathy, picking me up and dusting me off, and believing in me, I’ve never worked so hard on a writing project in my life and have never asked for and received so much help. Following dreams can be daunting at times. But, please don’t give up. The world needs your dreams now. Call in the troops and harness the horses. Become an artist of asking and a guru of gratitude. Make it easy for others to say no (see my Tip for the Road #5). If you can’t find people to help you, ask the trees, the wind, the stars, just keep flexing the asking bow and the arrow will find a mark.