I am open to others helping me.
Theme of the Day
Find a group of people within your community to focus on a common goal as there is power behind a collective consciousness.
Welcome to Day 29 of the challenge. If you’re jumping in right now, be sure to check out the Welcome to the Triple Dog Dare to get started. The previous days are listed at the bottom of each post with a hyperlink.
Asking for help is one of the hardest things a person can do. First, we don’t want to look like we don’t know what we are doing as it might damage our credibility. Second, we are afraid that someone might tell us “no” if we ask.
One story comes to mind: As I was growing up, my parents raised me not to ask others for help because most people will demand something in return for their help. People do not help others out of the kindness of their hearts.
Years ago, I was a single mom with two children facing a crossroads in my life. There seemed no end in sight to my anguish of trying to figure out what steps to take next in my life. Someone came into my life because my struggle was obvious. This person watched me as I tried to juggle everything on my own, but after a while, it must have been painful. He asked me, “Why don’t you reach out for help?”
Without accepting the other person’s thinking, you cannot further your own interest. You need the other’s help to get results. – Harri Holkeri
I possibly couldn’t because my parents taught me that people always have a hidden agenda and it’s usually one that is not good. Without trying to change my mind, this gentleman gave me a book to read. The author, Stuart Wilde, shared how people are genuinely altruistic and DO want to help others succeed in life. Finally, after much reflection, I decided to try something new. I didn’t want to be like my parents who constantly struggled in life because they wanted to do everything on their own.
Side note: Were my parents horrible for wanting to do everything on their own? No. It was a conscious choice they made based on a few experiences in their life. Refusing the help of others is their evolution and this is okay. I still love them to pieces.
I had individuals in my life to help me make the right decisions because it wasn’t about them accepting handouts. It was about them making the right decisions for me. – Alonzo Mourning
I accepted the gentleman’s help and he helped me open up my gifts as a psychic and medium. He helped me navigate the metaphysical world with ease because I had always been scared of what I did not understand. He helped me strengthen my gifts so I could be of service to hundreds of others. To this day, I am deeply humbled that he shifted my thinking.
As a general rule, MOST people are open to helping others around them. And not everyone has a sinister, hidden agenda. What people are not open to is being taken advantage of and if they feel this, then you will be quickly shut down.
What’s the difference?
Genuine asking: You’ve got a problem with sluggish sales and you want to ask a person you look up to for help. You want them to offer their suggestions as to what might be going wrong. A quick phone call is made and an invitation is extended to go to lunch as a small payment for a piece of their brain. The person accepts and would love to help you out.
Taking advantage asking: You’ve already taken them out to lunch and picked their brain, and they’ve been extremely helpful. But, now you have another question and another question. You have now crossed into the arena of you wanting them to be a consistent consultant for your business. Rather than have it escalate to that point, it would be best to hire an actual consultant.
Please note that some people will not help you out for the price of lunch and will ask you to pay their “brainstorm” session price. Do not get miffed. Time is money and some people are always asked for a brain picking, that it eats into their business time. And because of that, they have to charge.
This is true for my own business as a consultant and psychic medium. So many people want a “quick” reading and if you break down the math: 15 to 20 people in one day. That’s a lot of time and energy that needs to go towards working on and in my business.
You have TWO Triple Dog Dare Challenges today. Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with what the challenge is asking of you. Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words as well as intent.
Triple Dog Dare Challenge #1: Is there a small glitch in your business that is preventing you from moving forward? Is there someone you could reach out to and ask for them to take a quick peak at it?
Triple Dog Dare Challenge #2: How is your immediate business community looking? Is there something you’d like to add to in order to enhance the vibe overall? If so, take that step and immerse yourself in your community.
Once you’ve completed your Triple Dog Dare Challenges, celebrate them! I invite you to step out of your comfort zone and share with us in the comments below so we can celebrate with you.
You’re super important and so is your journey. I’d love to hear how the Triple Dog Dare Challenge has enhanced your personal and/or professional life. Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers. Pay your experiences forward.
How may I serve you?
My focus is to serve 1200 people in the 2017 – 2018 year so they can use their intuition and messages from the spirit to develop, grow, and sustain their business. There’s nothing more powerful that being connected to the divine to help people accomplish their mission they’ve declared for themselves.
A gentle reminder-
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