asking for help

Need help? Consider these 2 things.

Many of us need help, whether we are ready to admit it or not. And although we realize this need, what we often forget are the few things that follow. The world will not end if we ASK for help Quite the opposite. Until then, we were no doubt trapped in a spot that appeared .. read more

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On March 21st, 2013, posted in: asking for help, boundaries, challenges, conversation by

Follow the Leader – How this really CAN apply to you

As a child, I welcomed following. When my sister or parents told me what to do, I did it. They did the thinking, I did the doing. In my young mind, following was easy. Now as an adult, I see I sometimes manage a balancing act: sometimes I hesitate to follow and other times I .. read more

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On November 13th, 2012, posted in: asking for help, attitude, audience, business building, networking by

Self-Talk – Use it or Lose it!

Not long ago I had coffee with a client who said, “I spend so much time focusing on where I fall short that I forget about my strengths.” The voice in this gentleman’s head, while reminding him of his problems, gave him no internal support. His coaching mechanism was nonexistant. Although it could remind him .. read more

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When it comes to breaking down communication barriers

Those of you who know me or have been reading my posts already know I am a product of my own life lessons. An introvert, I used to believe I was a flawed communicator and now understand that I simply communicate differently from the majority. Those of you who can relate understand what I mean .. read more

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Tell a story. Ask for business

I used to go over the top with introducing myself, not knowing how much to say, and usually babbling until what I said sounded good to me. In this case, there were usually a lot of questions my listener had about qualifications and marketing strategy or simply blank stares. Quite often the conversation shifted pretty fast. At .. read more

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The Best Grow Faster

Have you noticed it’s those who are really good in certain areas who get help in those given areas? For instance, I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of good speakers who have begun asking me for help. They know what it’s like to be good but aspire to be great. Attorneys, you can .. read more

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On June 28th, 2012, posted in: asking for help, communication, confidence, Uncategorized by

With a Little Help from my Friends

As we consider the relationships around us, key relationships and those who are dear to us, we rightly value our impact on them. Do we also value their impact on us? Just this week, several individuals have shared both concerns and successes regarding friends and doing business. One had taken the difficult step (in his .. read more

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On May 18th, 2012, posted in: anxiety, asking for help, business, relationship by

Why We Introverts Must Learn to Ask

One of my hardest lessons in life has been asking for help. I recall times during my high school years I would attend county fairs with friends with a limited amount of money in my pocket. So much to do with a little bit of money – eat great foods, ride thrilling rides or play .. read more

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On May 9th, 2012, posted in: asking for help, frugal, introverts by

What I Believe about Coaching

So many of us are looking for the magic bullet. Whether to attack incompetence, ineffectiveness, self-doubt or lack of strategy. We want help. And the bottom line beneath this is our feeling of inadequacy. We want to feel adequate to others. We want to have our voice heard. We want to erase the past and .. read more

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On November 4th, 2010, posted in: asking for help, focus, move forward by

Not a Time to Hibernate

I began an entrepreneurial business after I had established a workaholic mentality – committing over 60 hours a week to my career, for I answered to nobody and was willing to fill my time with responsibilities. Soon I shifted careers, opting for the adventure of creating and designing my own coaching practice vs. teaching high .. read more

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On November 2nd, 2010, posted in: asking for help by