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How To Ask For & Receive Support: I suck at it… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

How to Ask For & Receive Support ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ๐ŸŒ’ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

**I SUCK AT IT** ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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Alchemized #0:

Salutations my dear Life Alchemists! ๐Ÿ”ฅ โœŠ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

I want to give you my sincerest most humble & gracious gratitude from the deepest & truest parts of my Self. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ’“ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Because of “YOU” I am finally living my dream of living as a transformation artist & leader! ๐ŸŒ’ ๐Ÿ’ซ

I cannot even quantify what this means to me. Just know that by signing up for this newsletter you gave me the most precious gift… The gift of “a life worth living for.” ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ’ซ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Many of you saw my “Starting Before You’re Ready” video. If you haven’t you can see it in the link at the end of this email.

My shoddy home video somehow magically led to a 4-day professional shoot that will result in a series of videos culminating in an epically beautiful VISION VIDEO that will represent the essence of LifesRake.

You can see the first mini-prelude video here:

Here is where I am going to leverage the POWER of the HIVE to learn, grow, & transform infinitely faster than trying to do it on my own. ๐Ÿ”ฅ โœŠ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

How do you ask for & receive support? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

I have come to realize that I *SUCK* at this… I’ve come to this realization after many failed attempts…

I get weird energetically about it when I ask people to support my ARTISTIC VISION.

I always feel like I have to give something in return. I don’t know how to receive when people just want to support me just because. I feel an obligation to “pay them back”. ๐Ÿค‘ โ˜น๏ธ ๐Ÿค”

I am sure this is all related to SELF-WORTH issues I still need to heal… ๐Ÿ˜” ๐Ÿ’” ๐Ÿค•

This has come up so many times for me since I started LifesRake. In my relationship. With my family. With friends. With colleagues.

I have mostly sucked pretty much with anyone I have asked so far…

***Basically, I do not know how to ask for & receive support in a way that leaves both me & the other person feeling enlivened, inspired, & fulfilled.***

Instead I usually feel GUILTY or ASHAMED for even asking for support.

I think I am getting better. Here is an emailย I wrote to the entire staff of my company that demonstrates me getting better… I think…

Nonetheless, I knowย I still have a lot of learning, healing, & growth to do.

I know pretty much everyone on this email newsletter is BRILLIANT๐Ÿ’ก and I would like to harness this master-mind brilliance to transform rapidly. โšก๏ธ ๐ŸŒ’

Here is my ASK:

โ“โ“Can you take a minute or two to either email me or leave a comment on my Facebook Pageย & let me know your thoughts, advice, experience, & wisdom around how to ask for & receive support?โ“โ“

Even a sentence or two would be AWESOME!! And any links/mentions of books, videos, or other resources would be greatly appreciated too! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ’“

Thank you for your time & energy! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ’“

In alchemy & service,

Justin David Carl | LifesRake ๐ŸŒ’

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OMG Dragon Asking For Support ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

If you are confused about what this is and stumbled upon this by accident it is related to this post.


Video link:ย https://www.facebook.com/lifesrake/videos/497194743819624/ย ๐ŸŽฅ

For context my nickname at work and among close friends and family is “Dragon” and our company is nicknamed “OMG” which is short for ohmygreen.

This is the email & work-chat (Slack) message I sent to my company colleagues asking for support:

Good morning my dear OMG-fam!

First, I want to acknowledge our illustrious leader Captain Kirk @Michael for always encouraging my personal growth and continuously providing pathways for it.

For as long as I can remember I have had this dream to be a transformation artist & leader. I didn’t even understand the dream until I began meditating & did Landmark (both gifts from @Michael & OMG).

A childhood friend offered to make a Vision Video for my blog. As part of my commitment to giving back to OMG I presented the idea of making a vision video for OMG to Michael as a way I could live my personal vision (transformation artist & leader) within OMG. He graciously embraced the idea. And the OMG vision video is now close to being done. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

This was a huge step for me. You see I come from a very DARK past… Aka Hollywood nightlife. In that world it was all about EGO, drugs & alcohols, greed, superficial beauty, covetousness, and the last thing you did was SHARE.

So even though my EGO did not want to share the idea of a VISION video because in the world of ego it would be competing with my own personal vision video for my blog… I did it anyway.

I did it because I am ready to heal. I did it because I have chosen to live a new possibility — the possibility of being a GREAT FAMILY-MAN. This includes my personal family AND my professional family (OMG). Part of being family is SHARING.

OMG has been my REDEMPTION. It has been my FAMILY to heal with.

Another thing I have come to recognize is that I still have growth & learning to do around ASKING FOR & RECEIVING support from anyone.

So I am using the OMG-starship as a vehicle to travel through this personally confusing & scary opportunity to heal around asking for & receiving support .

@Michael told me nearly 2 years ago that I should share my writing & my videos with the OMG team. Back then I was too scared.

I am still scared. But I am going to embrace the fear this time.

I wanted to humbly ASK for the support of the OMG-family to live my artistic vision .

I recently released a prelude to a vision video for my blog here:

I set a personal goal of getting 10k views. I’m a little over 8k right now.

This is me [your OMG ๐Ÿ‰ ] ASKING my family to support my personal artistic vision & goal.

It would truly mean the world to me if you “liked” & “shared” my video — “An Awakening Begins”.

In deep gratitude,

Justin ๐Ÿ’“ ๐Ÿ‰

Again…ย If you are confused about what this is and stumbled upon this by accident it is related to this post.

A huge part of SUSTAINABLE & ongoing TRANSFORMATIONย is CONSISTENCY. Here is an easy way to stay consistent… Get a partner! ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

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