When you praise yourself for being a strong and independent individual, it can be hard to admit that there are still things that you can’t – and generally shouldn’t – do on your own. If like a lot of people you’re proud to manage your destiny without needing anybody’s support, there’s nothing more difficult than having to acknowledge that you may not have everything under control.
However, it’s important to make the difference between relying on experts to do what they do best and counting on people to do what you could have done yourself. There is a significant gap between trusting professional advisors in their field of expertise and refusing to take any action in your everyday life. For instance, while nobody was born knowing everything, there are a lot of skills that you can develop simply with practice. You may not have known how to change a tire when you first bought a car, but it’s something you can learn easily and safely. Lack of experience here only means that it will take you longer to change a tire than for other people. Thankfully, the next time it happens, you’ll know better what to do. But there are situations where rejecting professional support on behalf of greater independence could come at a high cost.
When you need to trust someone with your relationship
It can be strange to think that relationship would need expert advising to thrive. After all, how can something so personal need the involvement of a third party to work? The answer, unfortunately, lies in modern lifestyle. Between stressful work environment, long days at the office and limited opportunities to extend your circle of friends, it has become difficult to meet the right person. That’s precisely why up to 50% of couples have first met online, through tailored matchmaking services. Does it mean your relationship is less real? Of course, it doesn’t. Dating services provide the bridge you need to make new connections and meet new people. Think of them as exploratory advisors, helping you to extend your social circles and find people you wouldn’t be able to meet otherwise.
Another area of your relationship that you should entrust a professional with is the planning of your wedding. Weddings are stressful enough without having to organize them! Working with an expert can make it easier to stay within your budget without having to compromise on comfort or quality. More importantly, you can be sure to there is someone dealing with suppliers to find the best option for you and to make your vision come true. And that goes without mentioning the fact that planners often work with trusted partners, which means that through their commercial relationships, they can get you a discount that you would never have obtained as an individual.
When your health is a matter for experts
How often do you find yourself holding your head at work and looking for an aspirin? Headaches are common. Nevertheless, if you suffer from regular headaches, you may want to find out what the possible cause could be instead of gulping down a pack of aspirins. After all, there are plenty of treatments that don’t work well for headaches, especially if all they do is reducing the sensation of pain without dealing with the actual issue. It might be time to consider a different approach to your headache. Don’t silent it, but instead consult a specialist to identify the cause and permanently deal with it. Not only will it save you a lot of money in pointless self medication – which can be harmful if you take high doses – but it will remove the issue durably. Self medication is, unfortunately extremely common, and while it isn’t always harmful, it can be useless or even counterproductive. If you’ve been trying to lose weight by following an online diet, you’ve probably come to the same conclusion. Without the right knowledge, you can’t achieve your objectives. In other words, just like aspirins are not the best answers to recurring headaches, online or magazines diets are not guaranteed to help you drop a dress size healthily. Defining a meal plan that is adjusted to your needs is the job of a dietitian. They can help you to boost your metabolism and increase your overall health while losing weight, which is significantly safer than starving yourself to fit in a skinny pair of pants.
There’s no DIY I can’t do – Wrong
If you’re trying to save money with DIY, you need to be aware of the risks. Not only can the result of your efforts not meet your expectations, but there are several cases where even the best online tutorial can’t get your a professional job. In fact, attempting certain repairs at home can be extremely risky, not only for the structure of your house but also for yourself. Whenever possible, you should stay away from plumbing DIY as failure can be devastating. Water damages can be costly, especially if your home insurer refuses to cover amateur DIY. You could easily find yourself out of pocket and with a wet future. Electrical repairs are something to avoid, as they can be dangerous. It isn’t uncommon for DIY repair to lead to electrical fires. But more importantly, you could accidentally electrocute yourself. The same argument is valid for car repairs. While there are plenty of things that you can do yourself, you should avoid complex maintenance works, such as timing-belt replacement without could potentially damage your engine, and transmission maintenance for similar reasons.
Dreaming yourself an entrepreneur?
Finally, if you’ve decided to start your own business, it might be tempting at first to read about business requirements and proceed to tackle each administrative, accounting and strategy tasks yourself. However, you need to get expert support to ensure that your business has the best chances to thrive. Without a financial advisor, it’s easy to miss out on funding opportunities or to fill an incorrect tax return, which could come at a high cost. Additionally, you will need the expertise of regulators to ensure that your business has all the licenses and standards required for its market.
The bottom line is that you can’t do everything by yourself. But that’s okay too. That’s what experts are for. So let them do their job so that you can focus on what you do best.