This is the third and final installment in a three-part blog series based around the pervasive lie women tell themselves:
You know – the thing we often say when we're drowning and refusing to ask for help? Yeah, that one.
For context, consider this. A group of women was asked, “What gets in the way of you asking for and accepting help?”
“I don’t want to bother people.”
“My issue is not that important.”
“I don’t want to appear like I don’t have it all together.”
“I should be able to figure it out on my own.”
“I feel stupid asking for help.”
This is what we're trying to combat and re-wire with our 'I'm fine' series. So here is how BELAY client Jennie Stehli would argue her case to a woman denying her need for an SMM as someone who has learned to lean into her SMM when she's not actually 'fine' – and how her SMM has helped her actually be fine.
What is decidedly not 'fine' about trying to do it all, like social media?
“Social media is its own beast and constantly changing.
“If you want to be successful and build a following organically and via ads you need an expert to help guide you.”
Why do you think women are so much more prone to trying to do it all, including social media?
“I think women are scared to be vulnerable and admit they need help to be a success.
“But you don’t know what you don’t know and you can’t learn and grow if you don’t do the work to learn.”
What can a woman gain from recognizing they need an SMM's help — and accepting it?
“[Women can gain] a lot more time to work on areas of her business that she wants and needs to focus on.
“Understanding how each social media platform operates and how to navigate it successfully is a full-time job. Enlisting the help of an SMM to assist with that is crucial to the success of your online business.”
How can someone know — really know — it's time to accept help?
“[You know it’s time to accept help] when you are drowning and spending too much time trying to figure it out and not enough time and hours of the day on other areas of your business and it’s affecting you mentally, emotionally and financially.”
Is there a trick or mindset shift that you could suggest to help someone get over the guilt or fear of delegating — and accepting — social media help?
“When you are ready to take your business to the next level, you enlist the help.
“When you realize reaching your big goals won’t get you there alone, it’s ok to ask for help!”
If you’re ready to actually be fine with the help of a Social Media Manager, learn everything – seriously everything – you need to know about working with one, from signs you need one to what you can delegate and everything in between with our Ultimate Guide To Working With A Social Media Manager. To help you decide whether your Virtual Assistant can help or whether it's time to call in the Social Media Manager professionals, check this out.
And keep reading the other installments in our ‘I’m fine’ series …