As you read this I’m in California at a mastermind retreat – as a participant, not a leader.
Due to the craziness of my life I’m not able to travel often to do things like this anymore, and so when I do it really hits home.
I NEED support!
Support for me as a leader. As a person. Support for the business.
And yet, I’m terrible at ASKING for support.
My drive to “figure it out on my own and make it happen” runs deep – bone deep.
And it has served me well over the years in my business… it has helped me get to where I am today.
There comes a time in business where the very thing that has served us becomes a hindrance.
It starts to get in the way of our growth.
Where ‘figuring it out on our own’ becomes so much work that we never get to it – and things get stalled.
Or we make poor choices based on our lack of knowledge that don’t serve the business.
Part of growing the business – and growing up as a leader! – is knowing when to ask for support. For advice. For the wisdom of those who have walked the path before us.
To listen to what they have to share, assess to make sure it fits (an important step!) and work to make it happen.
Where are you continuing to carry the burden of ‘gotta figure it out on my own?’ And what price are you paying for doing so?
What could happen if you were willing to let that go? To ask for – and receive – another level of support?
We were never meant to do this alone.