What is the problem with self-sufficiency?
Don’t get me wrong. I would NEVER want to be a leach on society. However, does our pride and lack of humility stop us from asking for help? And how does this affect our wealth & receiving of money?
For most of middle class America, self-sufficiency was demanded of us.
Self-Sufficiency is the ultimate goal!
Or so I thought.
We look at “poor people” who ask for handouts as a strain on society.
Last Friday, I was having coffee downtown with a colleague, when a jobless person approached us. All I had was a toonie on me. I passed it to him.
When I thought about that transaction, I could only think that he had more guts than I ever would TO ASK for something I wanted or needed.
I, no doubt, have too much pride to ask for help! (sound familiar?!?!)
And for most of us stuck in complacency land, aka. middle-comfy-class, with our houses, portfolios and internet connections, we probably either feel
a) guilty for asking for more
b) shame in asking for more
c) fear – that in asking for more we will be struck by lightning, because we are greedy, ungrateful bastards who strut around like we own the place
Then there is my old friend, OBLIGATION.
Do you do things out of obligation? That’s THE WORST!
Do you invest, tithe, pay down debt, give stuff away – ALL with the dreaded obligation of doing so? Maybe just to get some spiritual-karma-golden-check-mark beside your name because you HAVE TO not because you WANT TO with a JOYFUL heart?
Think about all the things we do out of OBLIGATION!
Doing things out of obligation (feeling forced to do something) does not sow seeds of faith or joy.
Here’s the other thing: we’ve decided to WORK HARD as a society.
Hence the go-to-college-get-a-good-job-pass-go-collect-$200 lifestyle that we, the middle class, were taught.
We value hard work.
We value self-sufficiency.
Were there some flaws in this?
When did “asking for help” become a bad thing?
Many people “feel” bad for asking for help.
I seriously do.
ASKING IS THE KEY TO RECEIVING!
Asking requires faith.
Asking requires a blind belief that your request will be met by a power higher than yourself.
Asking requires humility.
Asking shows vulnerability.
You are in sales, right? (We all are!)
So you’ve been taught to ask for the sale. EVERY TIME.
Always Be Closing.
But have you taken the time to ask for your soul requirements?
Ask for the abundance you are CALLED to?
Ask for help in HEALTH, WEALTH, & LOVE?
Do you really think God wants you to muddle through life half-assed in all these things?
I think it’s time to change the narrative.
Not other people’s narratives.
The one between your own ears.
That is where this all stems from.
Why don’t you try on for yourself and see how it feels to ask for what your heart really desires?
- Follow Soul Promptings & Take Soul-Inspired Actions (in other words, don’t listen to the crowd, just your heart – it’s screaming at you if you listen closely!)
- Rinse & Repeat.
I think it is that simple.
I really do believe asking is tapping into humility.
Realizing that you can’t do this on your own.
I realize that a while back with Wealth Spa. When I was developing and designing this dream team financial network, I know that I can not do it alone. I need help. I need literally thousands of hands helping me with this vision.
So, I’m going to have to ask for help.
And I’m going to have to get over how uncomfortable that makes me feel! (And I know I’m not alone!)
Hold my vision steadfast, don’t let anyone deter me.
Do you have something that is bigger than yourself that you can ask for help with?
What is your ask if you can ask for anything in the entire universe?
Live Your Legacy
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