This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 1
I have been thinking about my crowdfunding campaign last night after posting about it here and on Facebook. And again this morning. I thought about it a lot because I am looking at what is holding my back. I am determined to succeed. And because of that, I will do anything at busting the mindset gremlins.
My mindset gremlin is time.
And I have been grappling with it for months. It is what almost held me back working on the second draft of my book. It is what is stopping me from having a successful business. I have been chipping at my fear of not having enough time and I have finally come to the bottom of it.
The reason why I think I don’t have time is not because I am a full time home educating mother of four. The reasons is not money either, although if I had the money, I would hire people to help. The reason is that I think I have to do it alone. I have always felt I had to stand on my own two feet and do it alone. In my first marriage, I was actually a married single mum with a ghost husband. And the reason was: I had always been asked to look after myself and not ask for help. My parents had their hands full with my other siblings and needed me to just get on with things. So I developed this superman miss independent syndrome. I don’t ask for help. So of course, I will struggle with time. I can’t do it all. I need a team.
And this is why this crowdfunding campaign is so scary for me. I am asking for help from the world at large. I am saying openly: I can’t do this alone. And there is a little voice inside me that feels scared that the universe is not going to come and help.
This is silly. I have always received help when I have asked for it. My problem is that I don’t ask for help half as much as I would need to.
So today, I will say it again. I need your help. Every single person who comes my way and helps will do me an immense favour. Not only because it will help my book get off the ground but because it will help me bury that old dated idea that I have to do it alone. I am not alone. For one, I have an army of angels behind me. I have heaven behind me. I have my Father in heaven behind me. When will I learn to ask?
Well, I just did. I am willing to receive all the help I need from the Universe. And now I am going to get out of my way so the help can actually be given.
Phew. It wasn’t so hard after all.
Do you also suffer from this miss independent syndrome? How can you loosen the grip a little? How can you let go and let God today?
I would love for you to join my launch party group on Facebook. Please click here to join. I will be holding competitions, challenges and generally sharing about the campaign so if you want to be sure not to miss out. Join the party.
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