I’m starting to realize that it’s nearly impossible to be completely self-sufficient and self-made in the modern world.  Not only that, it would be pretty darn inefficient.

Think about something as simple as needing a new lightbulb because the one you had burned out.  You could literally invest years, if not the rest of your life creating your own light bulb to replace it OR you could just run to the store and pick one up.  The first way carries no guarantee of success.  The second way is ridiculously easy.

Yes, this example seems laughable, but how often do we refuse to ask the people around us for what we need because we want to figure it out and prove we can do it, all by ourselves?

I’m all for being independent, and constantly learning and practicing the lives we most want to lead.

But I’m finding that a big part of joyful independence is choosing to offer the people around us the chance to be involved in our lives.

If I don’t know what you need and want, I don’t have a choice of whether or not to help you.

If you don’t know what I need and want, you don’t have a choice of whether or not to help me.

For example, I’m a playful, professional speaker who loves to be both goofy and tell moving stories.  Most importantly, I help audiences see the very best in themselves.  I’m constantly looking for opportunities to speak.  If you know of any, please let me know.  Thank you!

In a few sentences, I told you exactly what I need and want.

What do you need and want?  I encourage you to tell me and those around you, so that together we can co-create a little light.