- a sign of weakness?
- something you don't deserve?
- giving up?
Erase from your mind all your beliefs you may have about asking for help.
As a small business owner, I have to accept the fact that I am one person. And over the course of the last several months my little business has grown by leaps and bounds. Because of this I can no longer handle everything I need to do and stay organized. I will NEVER have the ability to split myself in two.
I am lucky to have amazing friends that made me stop and see the chaos building and offer to help. They love me so much and believe in my business and want me to succeed.
I know my personality. And I know I have a tendency to want to do everything myself because sometimes I have trouble articulating exactly what it is I need help with. Or I feel bad because I can't pay someone to help. Or I'm just a neurotic control freak who believes if I don't do it won't be done right. Guess what? This attitude has resulted in a chaotic office and mind. Mistakes have been made, temper flare ups, and so on. So who is this helping? Certainly not my business and definitely not m. And it also keeps me from having a life with my husband and friends. The anxiety builds and those I love get stuck in the crosshairs.
After SONGS of SUMMER I made a commitment to myself and my business to get organized mentally and physically. I know that living in a clutter-free environment means more productivity, more success, and more time for those I love.
It has been a spiritual journey as well. It is very hard to take a step back and look at your life the way others view it. Well I have done that and it's quite shocking. Being honest with myself has helped me to accept the help of a very dear friend to get me on track and organized. I can't wait for the transformation to be complete. Every day I set aside time to continue the great home office transformation.
It was very hard for me to accept help but I'm glad I did. And you shouldn't either. A dear friend, Lisa Drew, recently wrote a similar blog. CHECK IT OUT! I laughed when I saw the subject because it was exactly what I was blogging about this week. Must be something in the air....
Go ahead and ask for help! No one will think less of you...I promise!