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"You have taught me to believe in myself and to take things slowly, one step at a time, keep sight of my goals, both short term and long term.

Your coaching style was both nuturing and motivating, you seemed to intuitively know some days what I needed most. Your caring and understanding was so appreciated and it came from the heart."

-Holly C.

I would recommend the Simplicity Course as an easy, practical way to start simplifying one's life. I especially liked the segments on Tolerations, Wardrobe, and Office and Paperwork.

Each day focuses on only one task, which is helpful to people who feel overwhelmed by the complexities of modern life and hardly know where to begin downshifting.

-Joan, New York

Beth has an uncanny way of, "reading between the lines" to see a person's heart. I appreciate how genuine she is.

I have already begun implementing her suggestions, and am dumbstruck at how well they are working. I am feeling so much more secure, and feel I am finally put onto a life path that will bring me joy for many years to come."

-Sue Halpern

I feel more focused and have an objective instead of aimlessly filling up the day.

-Shelli Segura



52 Tiny Changes

You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30 days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time. Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!

52changes@encouragingcoach.com with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for a new change and some steps to help you along the way.

Tiny Change # 45: Ask someone for help

This one is such a tough one for me. I grew up saying, "I can do it myself" and my parents were proud.

I feel uncomfortable when I realize I need help. Or even if I know that things would be a lot simpler and a lot faster if I asked for help.

And I know I feel great when I am able to help someone. I love to give and serve. I need to let others feel good about helping also.

How about you? Where are you playing lone ranger, when you could use some assistance?

We can't assume that people don't want to help. Let them choose whether to help or not. Don't decide automatically that they won't want to help you. Maybe they do. And if they don't, that is their option also- no guilting people! Just move on to someone else.

On our local Freecycle group, a group that people post things they know longer need, someone asked for a car. This single parent with three kids and no transportation didn't think someone would give her a car, but a friend talked her into it. And the next day, a kind stranger had given her a car.

The world is full of people so we can help one another. You can't have, if you do not ask. And the worst that can happen is a no. What have you got to lose?

A Teaching Guide to Asking for Help (for kids, but helpful info for anyone)
Asking for Help for Caregivers
Help for asking for Help
Helping Others by Asking for Help

What could you use help with?


52 Tiny Changes Archive



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