"If you cannot hear the sound of the genuine in you, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.”
Even though I adore a good spot of navel gazing, I haven’t always been great at reflecting on how far I’ve come over the course of a year. I know it has to do with the made-up expectations I put on myself. Maybe you’re familiar with this: I love helping others celebrate what they’ve accomplished but when it comes to my own stuff, instead of stopping to give myself a pat on the back, I’m thinking Yeah, yeah but what else you got?
Asking for help can be so hard! Early in my career, I believed that if I didn’t do something completely on my own merit, then it didn’t really count.
Running a business or leading a project without asking for support and advice from others is like working with one hand tied behind your back. Still, many of us struggle.