Asking for support is something that many people have difficulties with. I’d like you to imagine the following scenes and discover which one is most familiar to you.
Do you sit alone in your office, working on every aspect of your business, tearing your hair out when you can’t understand something, and then giving yourself a hard time because you can’t understand? Do you spend hours trying to work something out, or to familiarise yourself with an aspect of your business that is not second nature? Maybe you even feel ashamed or stupid when you find yourself stuck, not knowing what a ‘portal problem’ or an ‘app’ or a ‘url’ is (all examples of things I have not known and felt silly about!).
Cancer. The very word can cause fear and constriction. Despite many people learning to live successfully with cancer, it is still thought of as a merciless killer in many respects. What has this got to do with your business? Well, nothing, at least nothing to do with your business I hope.
But it’ s a lot to do with mine, because my husband has just been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Fortunately caught relatively early, and it’ s treatable, but still, a very serious life threatening illness. Talk about an opportunity to think rich! (Ironic laugh from me here). Continue reading →