Douglas Walker: You know, we all like helping others, but if you’re like me and the tables are turned, it can be hard to actually ask for help even when you could really use a hand. And then there’s those times when I really want to turn down help but feel really awkward doing so. I don’t want to hurt my friend’s feelings, and I know they’re just trying to look out for me. But I tell you, I really can do much more than they think I can.
My name is Douglas Walker. And I’ve been living with vision loss for quite a few years now. Yeah, it’s probably safe to say that we all could use some guidance on how to be our own best advocate when asking for and turning down help. So let’s jump right in and check out some really useful strategies
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