A couple of things rattled through my brain as I read your post.
Firstly, how do you react when someone asks you for help? My guess is that as the decent, generous human being that you are (and you wouldn’t have been attracted to this site if you weren’t
) you are delighted to help where and when you can.
Not only that, but you get to feel that nice warm fuzzy feeling inside that seems to appear as a reward for the help that you have provided.
So by inviting someone to help you, you are really just giving them a chance to experience this pleasant feeling.
Like you, and a lot of other people, I experienced a fear of rejection and used this approach to persuade myself that I was in fact offering something rather than asking for something!
As for the thousand actions, your exhibition obviously gave you something to point your actions towards. Having a rich vision of where you want to be at the end of the year, at the end of your thousand actions will also give you plenty to aim at. So think of all the changes you’d like to make, all the stuff and people that you’d like to attract into your life so that there’s plenty of scope for the actions that you’re going to take.
Hope this helps,