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I can’t remember the context or the conversation exactly, but at some point during my visit with my sister earlier this year, she said this to me. And it’s been an ear worm ever since.

Asking for help makes me feel vulnerable. A little scared. Like I’ll be perceived as weak. And maybe like I’m giving up a bit of control. (What, you too?)

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Let there be light.

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While I was working through the Personal Branding e-course I took through Braid Creative and Consulting back in August, those super smart and insightful Braid ladies posted an extra-credit project on their blog that was all about describing your ideal day in full-colour detail.

And when I got to that exercise, I skipped it.

Sure, I knew what I didn’t want to experience as part of my ideal day (conference calls, public transit, alarm clocks, missed meals). For many of us, those things are easy to identify because they’re irksome and unavoidable.

But why did I panic a little when I had to think about – and write down – what I would include?

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