If you’ve been following my social media lately and if you’re a regular listener of the podcast, you know the past few months of my life have had some pretty drastic ups and downs.
I got invited to speak at Funnel Hacking Live, which is finally here and has been a dream of mine for years… but I also dealt with a breakup at basically the same time.
Once I finally announced my name change on social media, I’ve gotten a lot of people reaching out both in person and online with words of support and encouragement, which I’m super grateful for.
Naturally I’m very independent and I always convince myself I can go it alone because I don’t want to inconvenience anyone and… I want to prove to myself that I can do it without help. When I first became an entrepreneur, this was a huge obstacle for me to overcome. It took me ages to accept I needed to build a team around me of mentors and employees. But when I did, everything got easier. My vision was made clearer.
Accepting other people’s help in my personal life though is still something I’m working on. I’m still very attached to that independence. And don’t want to feel like I am inconveniencing people even when they offer their help.
So I’m doing my best to lean in to the support and really pay attention to what it is that I need from other people, and what I need from myself as well.
A friend was at my house and offered to change the clocks, which is something I never do on my own. I feel like the hour I gain from daylight savings is wasted trying to figure out how to change the clocks every time. At first my initial thought was to be like “oh no don’t worry about it” – thinking it was an inconvenience. But he wanted to do it, he wanted to help!
Why would I get in the way of this small but very meaningful gift? The even bigger gift, even bigger than changing my clocks, was the realization that I can let people in to love and support me right now.
And it might seem strange, but accepting love and support – especially from yourself – isn’t always easy. On the Two Comma Cruise that I just returned from, as I talked about on the last podcast episode, I felt really overwhelmed reintegrating myself with the public. I even left early because of the emotions I was feeling.
I’m learning so much as I transition over to the world of Marley Jaxx. I’m learning how to give myself the space when I need to address how I’m feeling, and I’m learning to let friends and family give me support when they offer it. And I’m learning that it’s okay to actually reach out and ask for help when I need it.
And I think asking for and receiving help in this way can only help you. We all need a friend like Nikki, who knows you well enough to determine when you need support, even when you don’t know it yourself… especially when you’re like me and you’re gearing up for FHL, which is DAYS away at this point!
Speaking of which, if you can’t make FHL this year, but you want to get in on what I’m going to be speaking about – join my next 21-Day Infinite Impact Challenge!
Head to InfiniteImpactChallenge.com to find out all about it!
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