By far this is the biggest growth opportunity during a BIG Shift. Most of the folks that I've been having BIG Shifts conversations with over the past two years have earmarked this as a critical turning point. Once you muster up the molly to ask for what you need, things start moving!
Listen, I'm not saying it's easy. It's particularly challenging if you've been holding the post of caregiver, parent, ‘let's save the planet champion' or being the infinite fountain of ‘Yes!' You will be invited to challenge your chatter, the incessant inner dialogue that says you should be able to handle this. Say, “Thanks for sharing” and tally ho onto your request.
In my conversations with change agents and coaches – who are by and large givers to the nth degree – the issue of asking and allowing has come front and center. I am convinced that this is divine intervention to balance the tendency to give and seldom receive. BIG Shifts move you into the playground of asking a LOT. And kudos to you when you rise to the challenge.
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Today, flex your asking muscle and let me know how it goes in the comments below.