This post is a tribute to everyone who's helped me learn and grow in my career and life. And it's also an incentive for anyone reading to reach out and ask for help when you need it.
I've contacted countless people in regards to helping me with a whole variety of ideas and what I've found is that almost everyone wants to help. Our society is more connected than it's ever been, but that also creates a feeling of isolation. People hide in their social media profiles and never engage with anyone. I encourage one on one, human interaction, but emails are great for contacting someone for the first time. The truth is that a phone call shows more guts and gets the job done more effectively.
It's amazing how nice people are when you go to them sincerely looking for guidance. Try it out and see.