I've been called a control freak, multitasker, goof ball, magnificent manifestor and just plain ole freak. I can relate to all of them. However, the one that really irritates me is when someone says I'm not very good at delegating.
Why? Because I see how often it doesn't even occur to me to ask for help. I'm used to figuring stuff out with my Inner Business Expert (aka Divine Guidance) or whoever is coaching me. After years of being single and a solo-entrepreneur I created a bad habit of handling everything myself.
I shifted this practice after I created a family. My time and energy was poured into feeding, bathing, cuddling, playing and cleaning up after my boys. I realized quickly that the only way to stay sane was to expand my circle of physical and mental support.
There is no way to generate a huge increase in profits, and sustain it, if you're not tapping into the expertise and leveraging the time of other people. Even if you have a GREAT team and you think you ask for help often, push your own boundaries on this topic.
Ask yourself …
- Who could help me do this better, easier and faster?
- Who could help put a unique spin on my idea?
- Who could challenge my beliefs/story on this topic?
- Who could introduce me to more ideal clients?
- Who could help me get the word out about my new product or service?
- Who does social media, marketing, websites or systems really well?
- Who could assist me in the office or house with the stuff I can't get to?
- Who is a great leader?
- Who is brainstorming?
- Who would support me in getting WAY outside of my box?
- Who makes me feel good?
Challenge yourself to come up with at least 5 people for each question. Next, ask yourself, "If I had full permission and knew I'd be seen in a positive light, what would I ask for specifically?"
Check in and see if you're playing it safe. You want to ask for help so that you can dramatically increase the quality of your life and the amount of abundance you experience.
Imagine that being selfish was really about self-love or being self-full (which it is).
Now it's time to ask! What's the best way to ask, especially if you're not in a position to pay for help?
Simple … from your heart. You don't have to promise to do something in return. If you know you can be of service to them and you feel inspired to offer that service, by all means do it. However, it's not critical in this process.
When you have an idea, you will always have access to the resources, people and money to actualize it. But remember, you have to take the first step. Asking for help is a powerful step in the process. It's the only way to get from where you are to somewhere even better.
And if you get stuck on who and how to ask … ask your Inner Guidance for help. ;-)
Who can you ask for help from...today? Share with me below!