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You Can Do Everything by Yourself... But You Don’t Have To
“None of us is as smart as all of us.” Japanese Proverb
Learn why asking for support with your business and personal life is not a sign of weakness.
I’m sure that every one of you has heard the old adage, “Two heads are better than one.” Well, I’m positive whoever coined that phrase knew the power behind the importance of collective wisdom.
What is it about us women that we think that we have to do every single thing on our own? Do you think it’s because we have always been the nurturers and servers of the world, so we feel we have to know everything and do it ourselves? It’s kind of like driving around and around in a circle because you’re too stubborn to stop and ask for directions.
There are a whole lot of pluses when we stop and ask for support. There isn’t one thing wrong with giving ourselves permission to be vulnerable - to express our authentic selves and simply say, “Can you help me with this?” You’re going to hear one of two answers - either yes or no and usually people are more willing to lend you a hand than you think.
By opening up and allowing the collective wisdom of others to support you when you need it will allow your business to take quantum leaps to achieve the success you’ve always dreamed of having. Honey, let go of that idea of being the Lone Ranger. If you don’t, you could very well end up the Lone Stranger, sitting in a patch of dirt with no horse to get you out of the desert!
Here are my top 3 reasons why the power of collective wisdom is so important to your growth and success:
Oh yeah, honey! If you’re part of a Mastermind group and you tell them, “I want to double my business this year,” you can bet they will hold you accountable to your commitment. Not only will they keep you ‘real,’ they most definitely will keep you from sabotaging yourself. It is true. You and only you are accountable for your actions. Nobody twists your arm without your letting them! So, wake up, Alice this ain’t wonderland! You either “Put up or Shut up.”
Most of us really don’t allow ourselves to ‘get real’ about what’s really going on in our business or personal life unless we are working with a coach or mentor. Most of the time if someone asks us how things are going we tend to respond generically, ‘Fine.’ It is our fear of “What would they think of me if they really knew what was going on?” phobia. In a mastermind group you get to be you, warts and all. For me, vulnerability has been the work of all work for me, speaking about what’s really so important for me, and allowing myself to be supported and nurtured.
The coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Mark Victor Hansen, said, "One plus one, doesn't equal two. It becomes the power of eleven." Something magic happens when two or more people combine their single dream to form a dream team.
In this hurry up, fast food world we live in, how often do you get to truly connect with likeminded individuals whose only commitment is to assist you to create the success you want and deserve in your business and your life? A mastermind group not only shares their collective business wisdom, but they let you know how fabulous, smart, successful, and how powerful you truly are. They never let you forget the faith they have in you and power of your dreams. They never let you give up on yourself and your power. They will always be there for you.
If you follow these 3 steps I can pretty much guarantee that your business AND your life will change for the better. You’ll find yourself searching less and less for solutions to obstacles you may run up against, as someone in your mastermind group already has ‘been there, done that, got the t-shirt’ and can help you in 30 seconds or less solve the problem - if you ask.
If you’re struggling to grow while juggling all the zillion things you need to get done in your business, maybe it’s time to turn to a mastermind buddy or group to support you get there faster. They’ll save you a whole lot less wasted time, energy and grief - if you ask.
Does the power of collective wisdom work? I say most definitely YES! We all need occasional support to create quantum leaps in our business and our life.
Cookie Tuminello is the unconventional, sassy, savvy and successful founder of Success Source and the ‘go to’ Personal Power Mentor and Business Strategy Coach for Women who want to create more productivity, profit and
power in their business and life. She’s a published author, creator of the powerful People Pleaser No More System, and the wisdom-filled weekly
ezine called Coffee With Cookie
Cookie Tuminello Cookie Tuminello is founder of Success Source, LLC, creator of the 8 step People Pleaser No More™ System, published author and sought after keynote speaker. In her powerful program, women learn how to go from being overwhelmed and overpowered, to having more Power, Purpose, and Prosperity in their business and personal lives right NOW. To receive Cookie’s FREE Report “50 Ways To Take Back Your Power Right Now” and sign up for her FREE newsletter “Coffee With Cookie”