Ever been in a place where you feel stuck or confused? Have you told yourself that you can figure it all out by yourself? Maybe you know you can, and that you should. Well, I know that place and I know it doesn't really work. We all need help sometimes and that doesn't mean that there's something wrong with us. It means that we're human. A couple of months ago I hired a business coach. Miki Strong is an amazing woman. She is very smart and I feel so excited to work with her. She's everything I could want, someone who asks important questions, listens, and I mean really listens and loves numbers. That's just the beginning. She's concise, articulate, techie, creative and holds a space for me to grow and develop my business to be the magnificent venture that I've wanted it to be.
I'm learning so much from her. One of the biggest teachings is that it's okay to ask for help. When I was a kid, I decided that it was NOT okay to ask for help. Actually, when I did ask for help, I didn't get it. So I told myself a bunch of things about being self-sufficient. I became very self-sufficient, which worked very well for a while. The problem with that was that I could only go so far. There were too many things I didn't know. It was a little scary to admit it, but it was the truth.
Fast forward many decades and I found my business moving along at the same pace it had moved for years, kind of flatlined. I wanted more but didn't have any idea what to do next. Clearly what I was doing wasn't working. I found Miki on Twitter and knew that I would work with her. She loves helping women value themselves. I liked her energy from the first time I spoke with her and could tell that she was very savvy in business. Still, being self sufficient, it took me a couple more years before I made the call for help.
I can't even begin to tell you how much this is changing me and my business, but I will tell you that it is. I am changing. My work is changing. My clients are thriving. I am thriving. I am learning to ask for help. And the best thing about this is that I've received it every time I've asked.
I have decided that asking for help is not only not a bad thing, but it's what many of us need right now to create the life and lifestyles that we want.