If you feel stuck and alone, and have no clue how to get out of it, I have great news.
The answer is not as difficult as you think.
You don’t have to get through this alone.
But first, you need to be brave enough to ask for help.
I grew up thinking I had to figure everything out on my own. I thought I needed to know all the answers. I wanted others to see me as someone who was competent and smart.
When I got my first job a blogger, one of my coworkers sent me an image and told me to edit it using photoshop. I had ZERO idea how to use photoshop. Instead of asking for assistance I spent over one hour figuring out a simple task. Another time I worked with web designers. My co-worker wanted me to change certain aspects of the website. I literally tried to code it before realizing there is a quick plugin that would do the whole thing for me. I spent an entire week trying to code, not knowing he meant I should download a file that would do it. Ever since I’ve let go of my ego, I’ve been in a better place. I know that I am smart and competent – however, that does not meed I know everything.
Maintaining that façade was so tiring. I didn’t have a moment to relax and just be “me.”
I wish someone had taught me this lesson earlier in my life, so I’m sharing this with you now so you don’t make the same mistakes I made.
It’s absolutely okay to ask for help.
You can’t figure everything out on your own. No one can. Even the Beyonce has a team of experts to provide her with information so that she can make the best decisions.
Everyone needs a team of supporters.
And so do you.
If you are unsure how to build a support system of your own, try these three simple steps to get started:
Step 1. Get clear on what you want and set some goals.
Take a few minutes to figure out who you’d like on your support team. Do you want a mentor with experience or a peer who is going through the same challenges? Ask yourself what kind of support you need from your support team. What are your goals?
Step 2. List all the resources that are available to you right now.
This is as easy as making a list. Ask yourself: “Who would I want as a member of my team so that I can achieve success? Are you a member of a social group or networking organization? Do you have contacts from your college career office? Do you know a colleague at work you could ask for support? You have many more resources available to you than you realize.
Step 3. Write a list of resources you would like to have access to.
Do you want to join a gym? Could you become a member of a networking group? Do you want a mentor in your field? Can you take a course or seminar?
Here’s how my support team works for me: My goal is to build Empowering Women Now globally so that I can touch more women’s lives. I want this platform to enable women to grow their business and create networking connections.
My husband and my mother are my mental supporters. I know they will both always be there for me. My husband always has my back. Whenever I even remotely begin to doubt myself he reminds me of all the things I’ve already overcome. My mother is intelligent and positive. I can always count on her positive attitude to make me see the light at the end of the tunnel
I have a mentor and coach who I look up to and model my business and lifestyle after. I also have a team of coaches who help me grow my business and support my personal development.
I have accountability buddies who help me stay on course to my goals.
I have virtual assistant who handles any technical work in my business that I’m not cut out to do.
To stay healthy, I work with a personal trainer and have workout buddies so that I can fight the demons when I want to skip a workout.
Yes, I guess it really does take a village.
With the team I’ve formed, I have created a support system that I know will help me to succeed and achieve my vision of life.
I’m investing in myself and my future.
Are you looking for a support team to help you hold yourself accountable to your goals?
Become a member of Empowering Women Now and join a network of boss women. You’ll b able to collaborate and network with women that have similar mindsets. Find the support you need. Get on the guest-list today!