Asking For Help Without Fear January Goals & Toddler Meltdowns

February 2, 2018

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Last week, I shared some pretty personal goals on the blog. That heart of Lara Casey’s, Im telling you, she has a way of getting you to dig deeper than you ever previously considered.

Within the Powersheets that I discussed last week, not only do you create annual goals but you make monthly goals as well to stay on track towards those annual goals. One goal for the month of January was the toughest to write out was to “Ask Others For Help Without Fear”.

I wrote out that goal because I noticed a trend in that the more that I try to “just handle it all”, the less likely I am to be the best version of myself for my family and for my business. Lets get one thing straight- no matter how hard any of us try, we can not do it all. There, I said it. #TruthBomb … We all need help sometimes.

So, there it sat written on my power sheet for January.  Six little words filled with so much intimidation.  I’ll be the first to admit that goal doesn’t have very many checks next to it, but let’s call it a work in progress!!!

Earlier this week, as I realized that nothing I could do was going to make my toddler any happier as she screamed at me for no reason (random and irrational toddler tantrums are no joke), I decided it was time to live up to my goal and call for back up. That backup came in the form of my mother in law who so selflessly is always there whenever we need her with a smile on her face.

A thought crossed my mind later that night, once Henley and I were both feeling much better,  and I wondered how often do we all deny asking for help out of fear?

How often as parents, as as entrepreneurs, as human beings, in our homes, in our businesses, in our lives – do we avoid asking for help because we are terrified that it will mean admitting that we are not enough??

I’ll be the first to raise my hand in saying that its difficult to ask for help some days because- well, honestly- Im just a control freak (haha). But I also know that its a beautiful blessing to have relationships in your life that can help you carry the weight on your shoulders when you just need an extra hand.

As we finish out our week and prepare for the week ahead, I hope that we will all remember that we are only human and find ourselves a little less fearful to admit that we can’t do all of the things all of the time.

Here is your daily reminder to take care of yourself, friends. Know your limits, rest when you need rest, pray when you need strength, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

In the meantime, is there anything I can help you with?? A mom question?  A photography question? A business question?  Anything in between??

Shoot me an email to and we’ll chat! Xo! – Abby

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