For as long as I can remember I’ve always had the desire to help others. My passion for others has always outweighed gaining income from it, which has made things less than easy from time to time since life calls for monetary means. That said, I’ve always been happy to help where I can whether it’s listening to someone, helping look at a situation from many angles, or building a website. It enjoy helping.
There have been countless times where I’ll stop what I’m doing because I saw a tweet looking for help with their business or blog site and Ryan will say “who are you helping now?”
It’s just apart of the way my mind works…if I have knowledge that can help someone I think it’s important to use it. I always put the needs of other ahead of mine whether it’s in personal life or business. It’s how my heart was built I suppose.
I’ve come to realize that I was born to be a helper. That’s one of my greatest strengths – which isn’t always a blessing – but it’s an important one. I’ve had to learn hard lessons about how to use that strength and I’ve crashed hard feeling unappreciated by using my passion for helping others too often.
In the grand scheme of things though, it usually leaves me feel pretty full inside. It’s why I created the Indie A-List – I love helping others succeed in any way that I can. It’s why I love being a wife and a mama so much – I love caring for them and making sure both Ryan and A are taken care of.
With that though, I’m learning that there is value with that.
Being a helper is valuable.
I’ve been called to be a Wife and a Mother before anything else, I firmly believe that. After those two things though, I’ve been called to help & serve others in whatever way I can and it seems to be small businesses right now. I really feel like my focus is to be on the Indie A-List and it feels good. When I shifted my focus just to the A-List a weight lifted. I made big changes, started charging for the big parts of the list and I have been seeing everything fall into place – quality shop owners looking to grow their businesses, the growth of community, friendships. Everything I hoped for, for the list, is happening.
It feels so good. I’ve let go of the reigns and am riding the wave of faith and it feels good. Serving and helping others feels good.