Afraid of Asking

I don't often think of myself as a fearful person, but I realize there are ways I consistently make decisions (cut off options) based on fear: I'm afraid to ask. 

I don't like asking for help. I want to be self-sufficient, independent, not a burden to others.

I don't like asking for support. I want to go it alone and make my own dreams come true without asking too much of others. 

I don't like asking for money. I know what it is like to be poor, what it feels like to be stuck in a financial rut where it seems like all the closed doors around you have dollar signs on them and my story is that I don't want others to feel that way. 

The truth is, we all ask. The truth is, no one makes it as a star on their own. There is ALWAYS support. It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a tribe to make a leader. And it takes asking to receive. 

"Ask, seek, knock and the door will be opened." 

Somewhat to my own surprise, the key activity I have been avoiding is not creation, it has been invitation. I have been avoiding asking. I think this is because we can be as much afraid of success as we are of failure. All that said, I have a question for you. If my work has inspired you, would you consider subscribing to my emails?  You'll get access to the latest content from the blog, access to exclusive content not available elsewhere, as well as the first look into book release and upcoming events. :)

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