It’s okay to ask for help.
I’ve just started some business coaching with Andrea Mansfield from Brand & Bloom.
This is a big step forward for me and I feel a little bit more like I am “on my way”. Like I am building some momentum. Paying for a service like this can feel like a little bit of a test – are you committed enough to your business, are you serious enough, to commit to paying for a service like this?
At first, I was really nervous.
Nervous because I didn’t know what to expect.
Nervous because I didn’t know if I was at the right stage in my business for this.
Nervous because I didn’t know if she could help me – would I be too hard to help?
Andrea sent me some questions to start with, so she could get a feel for where I am at with my business and the areas where I may need the most guidance. Answering these questions was already a challenge and we’d only just started! Trying to articulate my general ideas to someone else was hard.
I had to get my ideas clearer in my own mind. To bring these fuzzy ideas into focus so I could share them with her. Each day, I’m getting clearer on what I want to create. I’m also dreaming big and after talking with Andrea, I am feeling confident I am heading in the right direction.
I think one of the hard parts for me was putting my ideas “out there”. Saying them out loud. Sharing them with someone else. Someone who has more experience than me. It’s hard to say to someone – I don’t know how to do what I want to do. I need some guidance. I need some help. Why is that so hard to do?
I know I need to get over myself. Especially if I am going to take on my big, wild, crazy dream and make it happen. By asking for help, I can get this train moving. I can learn what I need to know and move forward to the next step. The next stage.
I’ve had my first Skype call with Andrea. I was super nervous – we always want someone to like us, don’t we? I realized I have some very clear ideas and I realized I am actually a lot closer to launching my business than I thought I was. That kind of scared me a little….
Even though I thought I was clear on some of my ideas around my business, I still got so much out of the session. Some hints and tips on how to get more clear, where I need to put some more attention and focus. I also had a couple of “ah ha” moments – Andrea’s tagline for her business. It was like I was allowed behind the curtain – where the really important business information is kept. The hidden secrets.
My concern about “having” to ask for help is disappearing because I am getting so much out of the coaching. I’m so excited about the next session. Will share it with you soon.