Life lesson from running a digital agency:
When asking for help, focus your efforts on defining the problem instead of suggesting a solution. The person you’re asking for help from may have solutions you’ve never considered.
If my recent experience is any measure, it works equally well when asking a hotel concierge for help getting to a destination1 and getting team members to think creatively about solving a problem2. And boy do I love it when one of our clients comes to us with a well defined problem.