When Laura Sprinkle decided to dissolve her marriage, choose daycare as a single mom for her little one, and completely upend her business to create the life she knew was waiting for her, she showed tremendous courage.
When I asked her (on this week’s podcast) how she summoned that courage she said she didn’t see it so much as courage… she said she let herself be directed by the strong sense of possibility she felt within herself.
I am always curious how someone taps the courage to do what their soul knows to be true for them (rather than follow what society might deem “responsible.”) so I was really surprised that Laura didn’t see her life choices as courageous.
As we talked more though, the place where she really does have to summon a ton of courage surprised me…
She said that when she has to ask someone else for help – that is when she experiences fear and really needs courage.
Like many people who learned to be extremely independent at a young age, asking for help brings up Laura’s “stuff.” What is fascinating about this is that Laura’s business is all about helping entrepreneurs learn to ask for support… and she’s great at it.
She is brilliant at helping course creators and coaches grow their list and their sales by giving other people the opportunity to promote their business in exchange for commissions (aka affiliate/partner marketing.)
I think so often we feel that in order to help another person we need to have mastered what we are helping them with when that is rarely the case. If I didn’t understand deeply how hard receiving can be at times, I’d never be able to connect with you here on that topic.
The same goes for Laura. Because she understands the struggle to ask for help, she can show people how.
If you have ever struggled with extreme independence or asking for help I strongly recommend you listen to this episode with Laura here: www.pattylennon.com/having-courage-and-asking-for-help
And if you do identify as a course creator, coach or consultant check out Laura’s Partner Bootcamp happening next week. I’ve taken this program and Laura’s content is straightforward and totally fluff-free. You can grab your spot here: www.pattylennon.com/sprinkle
As I send this email we are just about to experience our first full moon this year. Full moons are great support for releasing what doesn’t serve us. Right now, can you make a commitment to release any fear you may have in allowing in more support? You don’t even have to know how it will show up – just have faith that when you release the fear, the solution will appear!