Some people have the mentality that asking for help is giving up, or makes them less masculine, less independent, etc.
Whatever the case may be I want you to know that sometimes asking someone for a little helping hand is the best thing you can do.
I found this interesting article by Deborah Gaines at the Huffington Post about a freelance writer who doubled her income without sacrificing her time or her integrity. All she did was say yes and start realizing her potential.
“It all began with a gift from a friend. I was a freelance writer with an unemployed husband and two small kids, and she bought me several sessions with the career consultant (no one called them life coaches back then) who had handled her corporate layoff.
My challenge was clear: I needed to make twice as much money without sacrificing flexibility or working more hours. This, as I explained in our first phone session, was clearly impossible. The newspaper industry was imploding, flooding the market with people like me. The competition was younger, hungrier, and more technologically nimble, while I was older, crankier, and less able to adapt…
I ended up leveraging my college contacts to pitch corporate writing projects, a process that I fought fiercely until I received my first assignment — a brochure that took three days and paid more than a month of full-time newspaper work. This was followed by a six-month engagement for a law firm that netted well over a year’s salary…
It’s been a long road, and I’m not entirely there yet. Sometimes things don’t work out the way I planned. Often I wish I was healthy enough to just know this stuff without spending four thousand dollars a year on a babysitter for my mental health. But I’m not — so I am investing in my success. So far, the returns have been pretty great.”
See, all you have to do is say yes to life coaching and we will have you operating at your highest level in no time! Doubt it? Give me a call at (212) 599-3195 and take a chance! What do you have to lose? Or better yet…think of all you have to gain by putting your life in order, setting goals, and moving forward efficiently towards achieving them.