Sometimes it can be hard to ask for help when we need it the most. But asking for and receiving help can get you a lot further that you can imagine.
Children are such a blessing.
There is nothing like seeing your own children come into their own. The time between their birth and their entry into kindergarten can seem like a snap of a finger.
It seems like one day they are depending on you for everything; holding them, feeding them, rocking them to sleep…And very next day, you’re fighting back tears as they are walking across the stage to receive their diploma.
There they go!
They are off to college and transitioning into adulthood.
And that’s when we hope that we’ve done right by them.
This is when it’s all put to the test.
Will they screw up big time or and make us proud?
No one wishes that their children will screw up, but it just might happen. One of the toughest things about being a parent is allowing your children to make mistakes.
Let’s be clear, we’ve all made mistakes, so we know the ropes. However, some of us choose to keep going through those ropes, while others do what we want to see our own children do — ask for help!
Asking for help is not a bad thing. It’s not a sign of weakness or inadequacy.
In fact, the most successful people out there receive ongoing help and are accountable in some way, shape, or form. We love it when our children are accountable and keep it real with us when they need help.
So why do we struggle in this same area with one of the most crucial things in our lives? Money.
Your financial coach is like that parent that wants to help you. They aren’t there to judge you or to make light of any financial struggles you may be having. Their goal is the same as a parent:
they want to see you do well without having to go through unnecessary hardships.
Leadership guru John Maxwell said,
“A wise man learns from someone else’s mistakes; a smart man learns from his own mistakes, but a fool doesn’t learn at all.”
That can seem harsh, but I’ll venture to say that we’ve all had frustrations with our children, especially when we can foresee what they don’t, but they refuse to have regard for our insight.
We want them to learn from our experiences. It can be the same for your coach.
Their desire is simple: to use their expertise to help you become a financial success.
So, if you’ve struggled with being accountable with your finances up to this point, I have some good news for you:
Today is a new day.
You can get a fresh start today, and transition from being the one who refuses to learn…to the wise one who has no shame in getting help and who takes advantage of their coaches expertise.