Asking for help doesn’t mean you aren’t smart and capable.
I talk to a lot of women who don’t seek out the help they need to improve their health because they feel like they should be able to “sort it out” themselves.
To which my response is always, “Okay. But have you?”
There is no shame in asking for help.
In fact, I would argue that asking for help is often an indication that you are actually serious about succeeding.
I have had coaches and mentors in my life for what feels like my entire life and I don’t ever suspect that there will be a time when I stop asking people to help me improve areas of my life where I feel I could use improvement.
I don’t seek out help because I think I am incapable of sorting it out on my own, but I don’t want to waste time throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. I want the most direct route.
Hiring people who have traveled this road more times than I have.
I know learning new skills and gaining elevation in any area of life is going to require that I get uncomfortable and even struggle a bit, but if I can seek out mentors to help minimize the struggle… why wouldn’t I?
I paid to work with a health coach for 2 years before I became a health coach 15 years ago.
I have a business coach because being a great coach and teacher does not translate to being a great business person. They are two entirely different skill sets.
I have traveled across the globe (several times) to work with some of the best movement teachers I could find. Currently working with @jason.lapiana of @move_training_calisthenics to uplevel my game in that department. (This vid is just a sampling of the things we’ve been working on the past few weeks.)
I don’t hire these coaches and teachers because I have money I don’t know what to do with.
I invest in these people because I know who I am committed to becoming.
I am deeply honest with myself about where I lack skill AND I am simultaneously deeply committed to doing what needs to be done to overcome that barrier to my success.
So I ask for help… often and much.
If you are struggling in any way, shape, or form, I hope you’ll extend yourself the courtesy of asking for help:)
IT IS TIME,
you incredible human.
Time to make MIDLIFE Magic.
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