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Is HELP A Bad Word?

by Eryka T. Johnson on April 4, 2014

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By Eryka T. Johnson

How often do you ask for help? You know with some of the challenges you face. You spend so much time managing everything from your team, your home, the finances, and the list goes on. But, when do you raise your hand and sincerely ask for someone to come along side you to assist? Well, in today’s article, we will discuss whether or not help is a bad word for any woman leader.

Society has sold the idea once again…if you can’t handle every facet of your life, then you are weak. Give me a break! Women GET IT. They are typically hard working, multi-taskers who see the BIG picture which often leads to ensuring everyone makes it in life. This alone increases her daily workload because she’s not only concerned with succeeding personally but she assists others to do the same.

Another lie society has sold…if you ask for help, you are incompetent. You don’t have what it takes. You are failing and should probably step down as a mother, wife, leader, and mentor.

I can certainly relate. When I can’t do it all, I attack myself and my thoughts go wild. Well, this use to be the case about 5 years ago. I too bought into…you must lead in every area of your life and don’t share your struggles with others because they will pounce on you like prey.

Here’s the truth

Being aware and understanding when it’s time to ask for help is the wisest thing you can do for yourself and those you care for on an ongoing basis.

You not only release some of the load and reduce your stress level but you give others the opportunity to use their gifts and sharpen their skills. In fact, I have a housekeeper who comes in each week to clean our home.

She enjoys what she does and gets joy from helping busy leaders like me be more effective in life. At first, I was embarrassed to tell other women that I had someone coming into my home doing the dishes, scrubbing the tubs, and even helping with laundry on occasions.

But, when I realized that I had created a job for a woman who needs money to support her daughter in college, the embarrassment went away quickly.

Did you know the infamous Proverbs 31 woman had help?

She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls (Proverbs 31:15)

She had a team or a group of women who helped her be more successful, effective, and influential. And above all, her husband and children still admired her.

Asking for HELP is not a bad thing for any leader! You should try it.

In what are of your life do you need to ask for help? Please share below.

With LOVE,

Eryka T. Johnson

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Spring Clean Your Life Checklist For Women Leaders

by Eryka T. Johnson on March 27, 2014

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By Eryka T. Johnson

Do you spring clean your life like you do your home? Well, it’s time to re-evaluate the status of how things are going. And, make decisions on what to keep or NOT take into this new season. You can use this quick checklist to assess, spruce up, and change things around in your life.

This list is NOT exhaustive but it will at least get you to thinking. Feel free to add to it. Make it work for you.

Get ready to spring clean your life, relationships, thought life, and habits.

Let’s have some fun…

  • Where do you stand on your goals (personal, financial, health, spiritual, professional)? Are you on track, need to re-adjust a bit, or totally get rid of a few?
  • Do you have any fears that are holding you back from owning your life completely?
  • Is there something in your life that you don’t like right now? What can you do to improve? Or, is it time to just let it go?
  • Are there people you need to release from your life because they don’t honor your time or friendship?
  • Are you growing spiritually? Does you conversation and thinking align with what God desires for you?
  • Are there any mindsets you have that may be keeping you from being successful? How can you change your belief?
  • What relationships are you lacking and need right now to help you get to the next level?
  • Is your marriage passionate, fulfilling, and heading in the right direction? What things can you do to re-enforce your commitment to your husband?
  • How is your relationship with your kids? Do you need to change anything about how you treat them when you are tired and frustrated? How can you get more involved in their lives?
  • Do you need a life coach to help you transition, get into high gear, stay on track, and keep you accountable in this new season in life?
  • Are there any new skills you want to learn in the next 3 months?
  • Are there any women you feel you need to mentor and help become better versions of themselves?
  • Do you need to delegate more and trust a little better?
  • Do you need to hire an assistant to help you with administrative tasks and free up your time? Do you need to hire a housekeeper to clean your home only leaving you to maintain it daily?

What other areas can you assess to see how healthy things are in your life? Please share.

With LOVE,

Eryka T. Johnson

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Secret Success Strategy – Choosing The Words You Say Carefully

March 24, 2014

Secret Success Strategy – Choosing The Words You Say Carefully By Eryka T. Johnson I admit it…I love to study people. There’s something about successful people that gets me excited, particularly if they have been the “underdog”. I want to know how they did it, what were the BIGGEST dilemmas they overcame, and how they […]

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Women In Leadership Need Confidants Too

March 16, 2014

Women In Leadership Need Confidants Too By Eryka T. Johnson Leadership can get lonely at times. You invest so much time and energy inspiring and building others and sharing the vision. When conflict arises in your life, it’s difficult to know who to trust or even if you can truly bear your soul to another. […]

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Words That Change Things In An Instant (Just Not In A Good Way)

March 12, 2014

Words That Change Things In An Instant (Just Not In A Good Way) By Eryka T. Johnson Can words change things in an instant? Yes, they can! Words are powerful. In fact, many scriptures in the Bible focus on the power of words. Words are the building blocks and the structure by which the entire […]

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Focus, The Words You Speak & Your Prosperity

March 9, 2014

Focus, The Right Words & Your Prosperity By Eryka T. Johnson Did you know that where your focus lies, your life and everything in it will be there as well? Those things we give attention to in our lives and the words we speak daily will either lead us to a place of prosperity or […]

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Why You Should Use The Word Of God To Change Your Situation & Your Life

March 6, 2014

Why You Should Use The Word Of God To Change Your Situation & Your Life By Eryka T. Johnson Have you ever used the word of God to resolve a situation in your life? You were faced with an angry co-worker who gossiped about you nonstop. You wanted to put her in her place but […]

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Dream Killers – Dealing With The Criticism & Disapproval Of Loved Ones

February 26, 2014

Dream Killers – Dealing With The Criticism & Disapproval Of Loved Ones By Eryka T. Johnson Do you have loved ones in your life whose criticism and disapproval often crush your dreams without them knowing it? You had high hopes of landing that huge client, changing your career, or even visiting Italy for a week. […]

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Own Your Life, Break Barriers & Live Your Dream With The Help Of A Mentor

February 19, 2014

Own Your Life, Break Barriers & Live Your Dream With The Help Of A Mentor By Eryka T. Johnson What would your life look like if you really were able to live your dream? It would be drama free without added stress of wrong people where you truly enjoy each day and laugh often. This […]

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10 Traits Of A Woman Who Always Wins In Life

February 13, 2014

10 Traits Of A Woman Who Always Wins In Life By Eryka T. Johnson Do you have winning traits that set you apart from every other woman you know? Those things that set you up for success, allow you to face any challenge, and cause you to navigate your way through even the toughest moments […]

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