I've noticed something funny over the years:

Opportunities tend to "organically" pop up whenever I put myself out there.

This might seem pretty obvious, but it's harder than you think.

As someone who has created my own path for a while now, asking for help doesn't always come second nature. I tend to beat my head against the wall until I find an answer on my own, usually by brute force.

Instead, whenever I'm going through a rough patch, my first instinct should be to reach out and ask for what I need.

I decided to try this recently while looking for a potential full-time gig and the amount of support I've seen is overwhelming.

People really are willing to help as long as you're willing to put yourself out there and ask.