It’s our last day of just say “yes” week and I want to end with the one that matters most. It is a never-ending cycle of how many people come asking for help, but never get to the point of saying “yes” to the help.
Are we living in a world where it is ok to give but not receive? Why do we feel that we are not worthy of receiving? Why are we afraid to ask for the help? Why can’t we ask?
Last month I was in Phoenix and sitting in a McDonald’s for lunch, enjoying my usual cheeseburger with coke. A homeless man walked in and sat down two tables away and after about five minutes started talking to me, but in a voice so low I could not hear him. He then moved to my table, still speaking in the voice so low I could not hear. It was 10 minutes from when he walked in to the time I got up to leave; I could tell he wanted to ask me for money but he just could not get the words out of his mouth.
I offered him the remainder of my fries and my cup for him to get a drink and he gladly accepted it. But it got to me how many of us are that way in life. We want to say “yes” when someone can help us but we refuse. Why? Could it be pride? Could it be we feel we do not need the help? Or is it that we live in a state of denial that we need the help?
Last week a friend asked me for some assistance. The person asked why they have problems in business. I am reminded of my good friend, Javier. When starting a consulting relationship, he asks every new client this question: If we check all things out about your company and find that you are the problem, are you willing to accept that and fix the problem?
The reason I started asking the same question with every new client was I found out the reason some people need coaching for their lives and businesses is they are the problem. Well it’s time to say “yes” to fixing you; it’s time to get the help to get you past what is holding you, your business, your dream from coming true. Say “yes” to the help you need.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Are you ready to say “yes” to become the RockStar in your world?