Day 8 – Asking for help when you don’t need it

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There is a common thread in the people who are attracted to my work. They are hard working, smart and determined.

Throw a challenge their way and they will figure it out. Give them something to do and they will roll up their sleeves and make it happen.

They are problem solvers. High-achievers. All of their lives everyone has come to them when they need help because they know that it will be taken care of.

And this is exactly the reason why many of them are not good leaders (yet).

When you are strong, smart and reliable you learn to default to your own capabilities to get stuff done. To make things happen.

You’ve spent a lifetime taking care of business and doing it well. You trust your ability to get things done in exactly the way you want to.

This will only take you so far in your success and to move beyond it will require a change.

As a leader you need to learn how to ask for help – not because you need it, but because you want it.

The truth is that you may not NEED the help. Chances are that you can ‘do it all’ but do you really WANT to?

The call to lead is often a call to receive. To have the courage to ask for help and take it when given.

This isn’t always easy – I struggle with this as do many of my clients. This is the reason why I lovingly call myself a recovering control freak. 😉

Yes – you can do it all, but my wish for you is that you don’t have to.

I’m gathering together a group of women for my new LEAD Mastermind – where we are going to explore this and the other facets of leadership. Message me if you are curious to learn more.

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