As a busy woman, sometimes it’s hard to remember that every once in a while you need help! Rome wasn’t built in a day and you can’t take on the world by yourself – you need a team of supportive people to help you. Here are some basic steps to help you identify the different types of support you need in order to take on your soul-centered project!
Take a minute and write down your top three fears, doubts, and concerns. Some of your
fears could be abolished if you just had a little outside help, right? The trick lies in delegating
responsibility within your 3-tier support system. What’s a 3-tier support system? They are the
levels of support that you need to conquer your soul-centered project and really succeed.
A great leader knows that to accomplish your goals, you need others to help you. By asking for
help, you don’t just achieve your goals, you achieve them more quickly and easily and you avoid
exhaustion and being overwhelmed. Sounds pretty simple, right? It is. There are three different
types of support that you need: support on tasks, creative support, and emotional support.
Tier 1: Basic Task Support
The first tier includes those people you can delegate tedious, everyday tasks to. In a sense, it may
seem like need a personal assistant but these tasks are the one that annoy you, distract you,
or take up too much of your time like cleaning your home, scheduling your clients, doing your
accounting…etc. You get the idea. You don’t need a ton of people in this tier, but take a moment and make a list of your daily tasks. Think of the tasks you don’t want to do or don’t have time for and pair them up with people who could potentially fill those roles. Fulfilling this tier is as simple as making a phone call.
Tier 2: Intellectual/Creative Support
In the second tier, you need people to brainstorm.....
or provide you with new ideas or resources
like colleagues, mentors, friends, coaches, and teachers, because coming up with ideas and
solutions for your business or goal is a huge task! There are a lot of opportunities to learn and
move forward when you seek this tier of support. Make another list but place people you respect and believe could help you with the intellectual and creative parts of your project. These are people from whom you’ll enjoy receiving their wisdom, plus they might be flattered at having been chosen to share them with you!
Tier 3: Emotional and Spiritual Support
The third tier is often the most overlooked group, but they are the true backbone to your
success and your sense of connection and joy in the world. We each need our own group of
cheerleaders because we need people to keep us going and believe in us – especially when we
don’t believe in ourselves. Those moments do happen and you need people like husbands, wives,
sisters, parents, childhood friends, clergy members, coaches, and therapists to cheer you on and
support you. You should already know who to count on in this area! Just remember that you
can’t do this alone.
When you have these three areas of support in your life covered, you are setting yourself
up for maximum success!
Founder of Soulful Coaching for Busy Women, Joanna Lindenbaum, M.A., has over 12 years’
experience helping people map out their way to success. Through her teaching, she invites
women to think bigger, embrace their power, and become true leaders by tapping into their
intuition. Preview her coaching method by signing up for her free newsletter and eCourse or
sign up for her Women's Intuitive Leadership Program (WILP) for a more powerful journey!