Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 9/2/2008


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for September 1, 2008

Ten Tips ways to ask for help

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"All the answers to life's questions reside within you." - Carole

September 1, 2008 - A publication of The WisdomCoach -

Monday Morning Coach
Written weekly by
Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Spiritual and Business Coach

In this Issue:
Quote of the Week
What People Are Saying
Carole's Wise Women Circle
Watch Carole on YouTube
Carole's Blog New Post!
Become Carole's Friend
Recommended Book New!
September Specials!
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


Do you have a hard time asking for help when you need it? I know I do and will do just about anything to not have to ask. 


Maybe it’s pride, maybe it’s stubbornness, but mostly it’s just habit. As they say, old habits die hard. I’ve got to say, I’m looking forward to the day this habit dies, as it truly is not one that serves me.


I have been known to tell my clients that by asking for help and learning to receive, you give the gift of giving to others. Most of us know how easily we can give of ourselves to others, but learning to receive is a whole other story. It involves a bit of vulnerability and a willingness to open one’s heart to another, which is not easy stuff for some of us. It also involves an element of slowing down and letting something in. Mostly, it involves a sense of stillness and trust.

Here’s a list of what I’ve learned about asking for help:

1. Asking for help is a sign of wisdom, not weakness.

2. In doing so, you allow someone else to enjoy the gift of giving.

3. Asking for help allows others into your heart in new and unexpected ways.

4. In asking for help you get to see that the very person expecting you to be perfect is you!

5. Asking for help can allow for a heartfelt connection that blesses both you and the person helping you.

6. Asking for help can be humbling and humiliating and freeing.

7. By asking for help you can see how very much you are loved and valued by others and by Spirit.

8. By asking for help you can breathe a little more deeply and rest in a knowingness that you really are fully supported by Spirit and by others.

9. By asking for help you can get over yourself and let others in (refer to #6).

10. By asking for help, and being open to receiving it, you might be amazed at the abundance of gifts the universe has in store for you.

For some of us, it takes a lot of courage to ask for help. I challenge you to muster up some braveness (send some love to those parts of you that are scared) and ask for something at least three times this week that you want or need. Nine times out of ten you'll get it and even if you don’t, you’ll see that the power is in the asking and that alone is a gift.

Have a courageous week,




Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy, we sow anonymous benefits upon the world."

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Question:  How high on your priority list is being happy? What might your life look like if you were to move it up a notch or two?


Affirmation:   "Being happy is my top priority. As I experience and express my happiness, I bless the entire world."


Copyright 2008, Carole L. Billingham, MCC  All rights reserved.

What People are Saying about Coach Carole

"I had the opportunity for Carole to speak to one of my groups in California. Great stuff! Carole is very good at what she does. "
- Ken Northrup, Former CFO of Motown Records, Palm Springs, CA

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September Specials!

Now Available! The 10 Principles of Attraction in MP3 format!

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Begin today to live a happier, healthier life that is a true expression of Who You Really Are!

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 NEW! Carole's Latest Book Recommendation


Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace - One School at a Time (Paperback)
by Greg Mortenson (Author), David Oliver Relin (Author)
In 1993, author Mortenson's failed attempt to climb K2, the world's second tallest mountain became his catalyst for writing this book. After becoming dangerously ill, he was sheltered for seven weeks by the small Pakistani village of Korphe. In return, he promised to build the impoverished town's first school. The book is full of fascinating detail, and compelling characters Mortenson found in the village elders, con artists, philanthropists, mujahideen, Taliban officials, ambitious school girls, and upright Muslims. The book will win many reader's hearts with its captivating and suspenseful accounts of both hostilities and unlikely friendships.

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See a list of Carole's other recommended books

 Read Carole's Blog


Find new articles and words of wisdom from Carole each week on her Blog page.


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Join Carole's Wise Women Circle

“If nonviolence is the law of our being,
the future is with the women.”
- Mahatma Gandhi



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-- S. Mariner

"Being a part of Carole's Women's Coaching Circle showed me that I wasn't out there by myself; other women had similar issues and questions. We explored those questions together and I found that our collective wisdom and experience gave me insight into finding the answers." -- S. Holmberg

"I really enjoyed the tele-gathering and sharing different perspectives."
-- M. Hough

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Contact Carole

Speaker, Author and Spiritual and Business Coach, Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Inspires spirited businesspeople to live with Power, Passion and Purpose
and invites you to be among them!

Contact Carole at:

P. O. Box 3186
Estes Park, CO 80517
Toll free: 1-800-442-9480

Copyright © 2008 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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