If you’re on this list you’re an entrepreneur but, if I know my people at all, that really means you’re a solopreneur.
Emphasis on the word ‘solo’.
That means you’re doing almost everything alone.
And you think that you should be doing better.
This is insanity.
What if, instead of beating yourself up for not being more successful, you were to step back and see the truth of the situation: you need more support.
In fact, you need a lot more support than you might think you need.
Well, you’ll be happy to know I can give you an exact quantity.
You need an embarrassing amount of support.
Possibly a mortifying amount.
I mean that, if you don’t feel embarrassed and humbled by how much support you’re asking for, it’s probably not enough.
My take on it: if you could have done better on your own you would have. Period. You haven’t done better and that tells me that something is missing. Maybe you’re needing support:
- with social media, your website or other online presence issues
- to get clear on your goals or where you’re currently stuck
- tidying up and organizing your workspace
- learning how to have sales conversations that feel good instead of terrible
- do you need better business systems? Great. What support do you need to make those happen?
Isn’t it true that you need more support?
The big question to me is, why haven’t you asked for it yet?
When you sit with that you discover that you’ve been scared to because of what others might think of you.
Here’s my assignment for you (and it’s a favourite part of participants of my Meantime 30 Day Cashflow Challenge):
Part One: Take five minutes and brainstorm all of the different kinds of support you’re most needing right now.
Part Two: Take five minutes and go on a support asking blitz. The rule is that, for those five minutes, you can’t stop asking for support. You must keep at it. You can text, email, message or post a request on Facebook. Keep at it. Keep asking. Note: if you don’t feel embarrassed by the end, start over. Ask big. Ask for what you really need.
Part Three: Schedule to return here to comment on what happened as a result of this in 24 hours.