I’m not one for fanfare and my wife will tell you God has to work a miracle in order for me to go to the doctor. When the mirror told me this was the kind of day I was going to have, I knew I had to do something.
Turns out I had poison ivy…in my bloodstream. Poison ivy spreads by contact with an oil from the plant. Since it was in my blood, I didn’t even have to scratch my body and it would pop up. Yeah, not fun, right?
I was actually smiling in this photo by the way. I was so swollen though, I couldn’t make my face do more than this.
I saw the doctor right away that morning and was back to talking with clients (on the phone) that afternoon. I even ended up hosting this episode of Coach Radio from my bedroom. (Boy, I just realized I may have shared too much about poison ivy in that show. Sorry).
So now I’m back to normal and thinking this situation is similar to life; at least my life at times.
I started a business in 2006 and didn’t know what I was doing. It took me 12 months to reach out to a coach. I think that’s weird since I was a coach but still hadn’t hired one myself.
Some of my coaches help people manage their finances. They see people that wait until the last possible moment to reach out for help, like they’re waiting for a miracle to happen first.
What is it about the human spirit that keeps us in comfortable misery?
I need your help. If you see me struggling and know what I need to do to get help and move on, will you tell me? Seriously. I can take it.
For you it may mean hiring a coach. It might be going to the doctor. It might be going to church, having a conversation with your friend or family member.
If you need to take that step, will you do it? What’s stopping you?