Are You Too Chicken To Seek Help? Motivation Is Key in Self Improvement

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I recently went on a retreat with a few of my speaker buddies: fellow Hall of Fame motivational keynote speakers. Our goal was to help each other improve our work products (keynote programs) and our businesses.  It was both exhilarating and exhausting work.  My motivation for going to the retreat was to find a way to improve myself and my business;  to be a better me. 

We laughed and argued.  We listened and we shared best practices.  We helped each other see our business through different lenses.  It was fun. And tiring. All of us are outstanding in different ways.  All of us have different weaknesses.  We learned a lot and grew closer as friends.

But what struck me most is how BRAVE you have to be to ask for help.  The hardest part for all of us was to say the equivalent of, “I’m really not doing well in this category, and I don’t understand it well enough to change.  Can you help me with this blind spot?”   Admitting and showing our weakness to our peers is terrifying.  It’s vulnerable and scary.  And it’s the only way to REALLY improve. 

What’s this got to do with you?   Is there anything you’d like to improve? Your business?  A skill?  Anything?  Are you willing to seek help, demonstrate your vulnerability and actually listen to advice?  Are you brave enough to put yourself out there?

We can still learn through repetition and self-coaching.  But learning in a vacuum is slow.  It’s helpful.  But it’s insufficient.

Here’s my advice: if you want to improve anything from your relationships to your career to a specific skill or tactic, get help.  Ask your peers.  Ask a mentor.  Hire a teacher or coach. Get help from people who already know what you need to understand.  But know that this type of improvement takes guts.  It takes putting all of your fears aside, swallowing your pride, and opening yourself up.  And it ain’t for the faint of heart.   

But it’s worth it.  Big time.  You can do it.  You’ve got this!  Now go get some help!

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Biography of a Motivational Speaker

Brad Montgomery has been sharing strategies for self improvement for decades through his keynote addresses.  His transformational speeches have offered motivation to audience members from a wide array of industries and professions.  Book Brad today to for your next meeting or conference.

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