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|Posted on July 31, 2019 at 8:55 AM|
Because of my past, I thought I had to do everything myself to prove I was some Superwoman (or actually to show I wasn't who other people said I was).
I was afraid to ask for help; I saw it as a sign of weakness.
I had massive fear I would be judged; For someone with low-self esteem already, its paralysing.
I wasted so much time sitting at home, alone, crying because I was too scared to admit I didn't know what I was doing or where I was going.
The truth is, I don't want to be Superwoman!
I want to be the best version of me!
At first, it was uncomfortable to ask for help.
Then it got to the point where I had to the benefits office and beg for help to feed my babies and put a roof over our heads (which took months to go through).
When you have nothing, and at rock bottom, pride flies out the window!
I think the lowest point was having to ask the next-door neighbour for their leftovers so I could feed the kids.
But this was a great life lesson for me.
It's ok to ask for help! Thank goodness I swallowed my pride!
I'm so grateful for the help getting me back on my feet.
I went to the doctor; he offered me antidepressants (which I refused) and counselling. I was assigned an Outreach Worker and was enrolled in the Freedom Program.
The police put a marker on my home.
This support made me feel so much more positive, confident and safe.
Sometime later, after EFT & Reiki came into my life, I got a job and restarted my career.
In my professional life, shortly after I started my business, I joined the Female Entrepreneur Association. It's the best decision I ever made.
Inside that group, it's a safe, non-judgmental platform where it's ok to ask for help.
In fact, they actively encourage you to ask for help.
In asking for help, I have grown massively as a person (personally and professionally over the last 2.5 years, possibly more than the past ten).
I am a better mother, leader and student.
My goal nowadays is to ask for help as much as is humanly possible but also to encourage others to do the same.
Asking for help has allowed me to feel free to live my life once more while staying calm and confident, so please feel free to ask me to show you how to do the same.
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