Resources to Turn Your Dreams into Reality
It's easier for you to give than to receive. You're an undercover perfectionist so you have a hard time letting your friends, family or peers help you.
Here's what to do: create an environment that supports you. Your environment is made up of the people you surround yourself with and the space you work and live in. Both have a huge influence over how productive and focused you are. I once heard someone say: “People don’t fail. Their environment fails them." Ask a friend to help you de-clutter your desk, instead of feeling guilty for not checking boxes off your TO-DO list. That way you can have more time and energy to turn your dreams into reality.
Play this the next time you feel stuck:
- Declutter your space and free your mind. You don't have hours to clean and sort through your mess. So just start with 15 minutes everyday. Jam to this hot playlist on Songza or this one. Set your timer. Then dance while you organize. Who says decluttering can't be fun?
- Amp up your support system. Everyone needs a Clarifier to lovingly point out the holes in your plan; a Cheerleader who sees the best in you when you can't; a Wise Sage who can channel Yoda when you need it; and a Right-hand Woman who’ll roll up her sleeves and sweat with you to get stuff done.
- Stop feeling guilty for asking for help. Olympians, CEOs and Nobel Peace Prize winners all got where they are because they learned how to ask for help when they needed it. You already have people around you who want to help you...let them!
This will help you get over your fear of asking for help.