Things That Get in the Way of Asking & Getting the Help You Need/Want

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  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Remembering when people said “yes” but didn’t follow through
  • Shyness
  • Mix-ups
  • Rudeness
  • Anger
  • Tradition
  • Not wanting to be beholding
  • Issues around power and control
  • Lack of trust
  • Fear of imposing
  • Pride
  • Rugged individualism
  • Forgetting who you are
  • Emotions
  • Misplaced belief that if I can do it myself, I should & can't ask
  • Lack of clarity about what you want or what you really can give, how & when -& to whom
  • False definition of strength
  • Taking things too personally
  • Worry around keeping important people in the loop (communication)
  • Poor asking skills - importance of defining what you want
  • Difficulty with adding backbone (boundaries/limits) to compassion - forgetting choice
  • Preference for giving over receiving
  • Belief that pay back is needed, forgetting paying it forward


REMEMBER: Getting the support you want/need is good for you, AND ALSO is a gift to those you help!


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