What’s the hardest thing in the world for many women to do? Ask for help when they need it.
Why is it that we would rather take on the stress of the world, at the expense of our own health, instead of simply reach out and ask for some assistance?
For me, I often feel the need to do it just to prove that I can. I’m capable, confident, and would rather do it myself than fear it won’t get done right.
But this strategy of taking on everything so that I can take all the credit has only hurt me in the end.
I’m a mom and a business owner, and I simply can’t do it all. I need a team.
I told you all last week that I was having my share of breakdowns. My mood has shifted this week and here’s why: I finally asked for help.
As of last thursday I have hired a personal assistant, someone who will help me in my home and business. She is phase one of my team and I couldn’t be more excited.
Already the freedom and weight of the burden of so many things has been lifted and I’m wondering what took me so long.
Most of it was fear. Fear that I wouldn’t be able to support another person, fear that I would resent letting go of some control. It’s amazing how now that I’m in it, a lot of those excuses are seeming paper thin.
This photo is me in my natural habitat, my home office, editing one of the many episodes and podcasts I edit each week. I still have a lot on my plate. But I’m grateful I asked for help and I want to encourage you to do so as well.
Not everyone has a good support system, but I bet many of us would have more support if we simply reached out for it.
Let those who love you help you. You don’t have to do it all. ❤
Ps. Current clients, if you email me now you may be dealing directly with my assistant, Danielle. Please be patient with us as we get all the kinks worked out ????