No there isn't. Not at all. You see, to ask for help is actually the sign of three particular things 1. Awareness, 2. Self Knowledge and 3. Strength.
1. Awareness - Asking for help (in either the personal or professional) is a clue that you are awake, seeing, and listening to the world around you. You can see that time is a ticking on and that to move forward you need to acknowledge that you need to keep up with others, improve, and assess. Being aware of the need to ask others for help when you need it is a step in the right direction.
2. Self knowledge - This fits in with awareness, but an awareness of the internal, or the mind. To be able to ask for help you have to have an awareness of your self knowledge. You see we are really creatures that like to learn new things, but the only way to learn new things is to acknowledge that YOU don't know everything. Now I know this is hard, but it is the truth, and until you are aware of your self knowledge and ask for help, you cannot grow as a person.
3. Strength - When you have awareness and self knowledge, you then have the potential to have the strength to not be embarrassed or feel shame in asking for help. YOU are a strong person when you can acknowledge your limitations and your need for help to push yourself beyond your borders.
I know all this because I have felt it all before. The being aware of the skill and knowledge of other motivational speakers and business people, the self knowledge that I didn't know enough to be the best that I could be, and the strength to ask for peoples help, which has pushed me beyond my self imposed borders. In both speaking and marketing, website stuff and networking, I have to admit there has been collaboration in the processes. Without the support and assistance of others this speaking business would be tough. So don't be afraid to ask for help, don't be ashamed to admit that you don't know everything, and don't be embarrassed to want support - we are inherently social creatures (in varying degrees) and we could not get far in life without other people in the equation.
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"Your Determination is Limitless"
- Elizabeth Wright