Do you feel like your life or business hit a plateau?
You feel down, or the numbers are down or you just stuck and don’t know how to get to the next level?
Now tell me, do you remember when you started out in your teen years or adult life, or when you started out on your first business?
Do you remember that you “knew” what to do and at the same time you were failing miserably… do you remember how quickly you learned the simple philosophy that changed your life and the lives of many other people around you forever?
Hope you do remember, and if not… then, please keep reading and I will share my two cents with you here, because I know that:
YES!!!! You Reached out to Someone and ASKED FOR HELP!
It’s this correct? Reaching out is what you did? Well my friend, you where not the only one, and you will NOT be the last one either.
I know, the above seem to be some kind of an ego-check, but for sure if you did reach out for help, I’m almost 100% certain it worked, I know for certain, because once we use some practice in reaching out for support, everything become clear, easy and much more possible.
If you reached out for support or not… at this point it does not matter much, I was just getting you engaged in the conversation here… but since we are on this topic, I will share with you 3 main ways I have used often myself, and hope they will assist you along the pathway to reach your successful future faster…and by the way, just for the record, the other day I just reached for help again, and it worked beautifully, hope by sharing more with you here, will assist you to see the light and yes, also, you will understand the importance to use the suggestions when needed.
“I asked for help and the world opened up to unlimited possibilities, and always look forward to size all the constructive fruits that will bring in from today on, in my business and my life”. nickc
Here are the 3 essential points to ask for sincere help and in the proper way (these are the one I use anyway and hope I get your permission to share them with you)
Once you sincerely recognize that you need help… a coach/mentor is number one priority… Everyone needs some outside push or kick in the pants from time to time, to gain some outside motivation and inspiration. Every successful business man and woman that I know personally, has a coach/mentor or had many coaches/mentors along their pathway of their successful lifestyle and business.
Learning from each other is a must and matter as well, learn from the best, correct?
Not long ago I read that Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and countless of others who have changed our lives forever in one way or another, must had a coach, a mentor… that was the main push that drove them to be the best they could be… so why not us?
A simple way to find a coach/mentor is by focusing on someone you admire now or admired in the past, someone you want to learn from, preferably in the field of your
interest or industry and then reach out and ask for help… they will be glad to support you all the way just as it happened to him/her/me and many others.
Successful people love to teach, to help others, you just have to reach out, they will never know you need help unless you ask… once you do it, you will find out that it was not as hard as you thought to be before asking!
Being around a group of like minded people, going through the same ups and downs in life or business, and gone through similar failures and successes, is something that I consider very valuable.
To find a suitable mastermind group, start enquiring within your field of interest,
your type of business, even if is one person to start with, go ahead, buy them
a vegan/vegetarian lunch or whatever, get together and watch where it goes, soon you will have the feel if it is right for you or not.
You may feel uncomfortable if it does not work out, but chances are they are looking for ideas as you do, so it will be a win-win situation no matter what is the outcome of your first or second, third or more meetings with hopeful coaches / mentors.
Going through this process, not only give you experience and drive to do it more often, but you will achieve and gain lots of experience, you will learn about accountability and discipline because you need to report back to your peers that will be supporting you, or brighten your lifestyle, or bring your business to the top!
Another idea that come to mind is to read what Mr. Napoleon Hill talks about master mind in his famous “Think and Grow Rich” book, where he state that MasterMind is a: “Coordination of Knowledge and Effort, in a Spirit of Harmony, Between Two or More People, for the Attainment of a Definite Purpose” … now you have it, go for it, and make it happen.
3. Mentor Someone
As you will find out sooner or later, the road to success is a two way street, once you get on the arena of supporting and mentoring, it will not be long that you, yourself have become a better coach/mentor, and as you may already know, when you teach someone, actually you learn a lot more yourself and that is wonderful.
As you may be aware by now, since I mentioned a million times (yes, I am happy that I reached this age, Thanks to God), I am over 65, went through a lot in my life, some good and some not that good (as my friend Michael Shook shared earlier), and even if I am not proud of certain things that went on in my life, good and not so good, they all served me well, and made me who I am today (good or bad, this is it .
Now that I am writing about this topic, I can recall the many times when I was visiting close friends or they were visiting at my home, their teens would take the opportunity to come to me and talk, share what was going on in their lives, asked questions and always, always thanked me for being their friend and be able to chat with me openly and freely without feeling judged…
I tell you that’s a wonderful feeling especially when my close friends (their parents) would come to me saying that they could not take it any longer with their teens behavior, but after taking with me, they would become more approachable… that was truly a happy feeling. I always made my friends children’s felt fine as they were and they also felt good that someone would listen.
Reach out with sincerity, and I can guarantee to you that you’ll get a lot more out of it than you can ever imagine!
We can argue that no one really know what or how it works, but what I have experienced many times already… and that is, to being of true, honest, sincere service, is a sure way to increase anyone successes by leaps and bounds.
In a spiritual way we can call it re-paying or paying past or present Karma (causes and retribution) or it may be what other have called, “Learning by Teaching”… and you may have your version, no matter what it may be, once you recognize that we sincerely need to do it, I know it is good to reach out, and soon, we can find out ourselves how good it is… that is, as soon as you go out and reach out for help / assistance / support / advice and face the truth, the truth will set you free.
We Have a Tremendous Powers… let’s use them wisely along the journey of life and let’s support others along the way…