When did you last ask a someone to help you with something? I would place bets that the majority of times you think about needing a little bit of support or guidance with something, you quickly push it out of your head for fear of being thought of as needy/irritating/weak/silly or simply because you think people won't have time, or won't want to help you. I know I have definitely kept schtum at times for fearing what people would think of me if I asked for help. This illusion that people won't want to help us is purely in our own heads. We need to get the hell out of our own way and stop blocking our paths to greatness for fear of being seen as incapable if we ask for assistance.
Having bitten the bullet myself, and asked for help on many occasions recently, I am telling you now, you don't have to sit and suffer on your own. You don't have to keep quiet and not voice concerns or questions that run through your mind because you wonder what people will think of you if you say them out loud. You don't have to be in a state of overwhelm because you don't know all the answers yourself. You don't have to have all of the skills that enable you to take your dreams and make them into a reality.
Stop it... right now. Stop feeling down on yourself for not knowing everything. You don't need to have it all figured out, you CANNOT KNOW EVERYTHING!
One of the biggest things holding us all back in life is our inability to ask for help. It sounds so simple, but if you were in an office environment and your computer broke - would you hesitate to call IT and ask them to fix it? Of course you wouldn't. But yet, when it comes to our own development and growth, we are so reluctant to ask for help - when in fact, there are so many people out there willing to guide us and listen to our concerns and answer our questions. If we will just let them.
And now here is a thing... have you ever thought that by asking someone for help, you might actually be giving to them, not just taking?
When people ask me for help I feel amazing. I feel alive, on purpose, aligned and so eager to support and guide them to discover the answers. Whether it is practical and strategically to do with business, or emotional and mindset related, all I want to do is help. I feel proud when someone asks me for help, I never feel 'put upon' or resentful and I never feel judgement towards the person who has asked.
And each time anyone asks me for help, I learn. I learn things about other people and I learn things about myself. So often, when I have spoken to a client, I will come off the call not only feeling amazing because I have helped them, but also because I have had my own 'ah-ha' moment during our time together. Helping others is the most incredible form of life-training we could ever receive!
It upsets me to think that there are so many people out there who are afraid to ask for support, and in doing so, are holding back on their life and missing out on sharing their amazing talents with the world. There are always friends, family members or even coaches and mentors out there ready, willing and able to help. But unless you ASK, they will never know, and you will never know what potential could have been unlocked just by uttering that little four letter word... help.
Help is always nearby, it is always available to you, it is always an option... you just have to move aside from your ego and show willing.