19 Sep Overcoming The Fear Of Asking For Help
Have you ever struggled to ask for help with your goals?
I remember when I hired my first fitness and nutrition coach. At my job at the time, I was seeing about 10-12 clients per day back to back, and found myself neglecting my own health and fitness.
Balanced meals were replaced with protein bars and quick shakes. My workouts were often skipped or half-assed. I was stressed out, not sleeping well, and losing my self confidence.
I knew I needed help.
But I was afraid to admit it.
Some of the thoughts that ran through my mind were:
“What would my clients think of me?”
“How can I be a dietitian and a coach to others, but admit I need help with my own goals?”
I was imposing self created impediments that plagued me for quite awhile. Isn’t it crazy how we create so much fear and doubt in our own minds around what we know we need the most? Well, the good news is, if you can create the fear and doubt, you can also remove it.
Eventually, I overcame those thoughts and hired my first coach Paul. I was trepidatious to start, but I knew I couldn’t continue on the path I was on for much longer.
It ended up being the best decision of my life.
Not only did my own health and fitness improve, which lead to me being a more effective coach to my clients. It also lead to me doing my first men’s physique show, and was the catalyst to my future investments in business coaching. None of my clients thought less of me for reaching out for help with my own coach. In fact, it actually made me a better coach to my clients because I could relate to them on a deeper level, since I was now a client to my own coach.
But getting over that initial hump of asking for support was so damn hard.
Can you relate to this?
Have you ever struggled to admit you need help achieving your goals?
Maybe you’ve been trying some things on your own for awhile, and you’re BEYOND frustrated with the lack of results.
You’re nervous to reach out and say “I need help!”
Look, I get it!
I know that taking action is scary at first. I’ve felt that way too before.
I want you to know there is NOTHING wrong with asking for help with your goals.
Actually, you owe it to YOURSELF to invest in YOU!
Because by becoming the best version of yourself, you can do more, be more, and give more to those around you. How much more could you give to your friends, your family, your partner if you were the happiest, healthiest, and most fulfilled version of yourself every day?
I’ll quote Socrates and say a true wise person admits they know nothing at all.
If you need help getting over the hump with asking for help, shoot me an email!
I’d love to chat more with you.
Never be afraid to ask for help when it comes to your goals. Massively successful people such as Will Smith, Alexander the Great, and Michael Jordan all had mentors in life to help them achieve their goals. Why shouldn’t you?