This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
People who selflessly provide new perspectives
Last week I blogged about Google and how it provided a new way for me to look at my health issue. I also realized how powerful conversing with others are, especially when you ask for help.
I’ve always been an independent person, and when I started my business I didn’t ask for help at all. I found out how to create a business plan, and I was lucky to find my first few clients solely through referrals. Leaping and experimenting can be a really good thing, because if I had let fear take over, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to go out there and try doing my own thing. But there comes a point when you know you need help.
I met a University classmate who I hadn’t seen in 12 years last week. I was fascinated not just about her journey since the time we saw each other, but also what she had achieved in her professional and volunteer life. I was able to connect with her and see that we had shared values and hobbies, including running and yoga. I could see her as someone I could help and also from whom I could ask for help. She introduced me to the Ashtanga Yoga practice, which I hadn’t known about before.
A meeting with my Mastermind colleagues earlier this month was one of the most powerful ones I’ve experienced (AND we veered off agenda!), and it’s not until a few weeks later when I’ve been able to see what a powerful practice asking for help is. Even if the people from whom you seek help cannot help in that moment, I truly believe that they would find who could help. This is how I like to operate with colleagues and friends. So I’m very excited to start implementing some changes that were recommended to me that I feel awesome about. You’ll find out about them soon enough.
I also got to catch up with a colleague and friend and introduce her to another trusted colleague and friend, and I knew that sparks would fly. Not only did they get along well and fast, I was given some a-has on the power of new perspective. When it resonates, I can almost feel the vibrations running through me and I see the vision of what the person is describing. That is how I know it is the ‘right’ thing, even if it’s not solely determined by me. Everything depends on how it’s received by others, but it proves again how important perspective is. Thank the lord that I’m not involved in product development!
If you feel stuck about ANYTHING at all, talk to someone you trust – or even someone you might not trust but you know would have a different perspective on things. Sometimes we need to map out a few coordinates to see which one is the next destination for us.
We don’t need Oprah for a-has. We can get them at arm’s reach.
Have you been blown away by any personal or professional conversations recently?