I used to think of myself as somewhat of a rebel. I still do, in many ways. I think unconventionally, I’m not afraid to challenge the status quo, and I love and embrace people who can embrace their unique traits. Obviously, the rebels in the world have a very special place in my heart. Unfortunately, the rebels also get it wrong a lot of the time.
Rebels don’t like being told what to do. They also don’t like asking for help. This is pretty much a zero sum game in which the rebel nearly always winds up burnt out, exhausted, and grumpy. Let’s be real: how many truly blissful rebels do you know? I don’t know many. And they’re doing it to themselves.
Can you be a rebel AND blissful? Absolutely. We all deserve to be well supported women. The hurdle you need to overcome is in learning to ask for what you need. I don’t just mean ordering takeout instead of cooking your own meal because you’re tired-although I definitely get that. I mean that you need to create sustainable structures in your life that allow you to spend your time doing what you love, and more importantly NOT spending your time on things that don’t need your attention.
Whether you’re a Doc-Marten-wearing-The-Clash-blasting rebel or not, you could probably benefit from building up your personal support team. An awesome first step in this direction is to hire a Virtual or Personal Assistant. This will be a lesson in surrender, and might be difficult at first. But imagine all of the incredible space and freedom you’ll create for yourself by learning to let go of the mundane tasks clogging up your day.
I’ve got you, rebels. I created this simple resource to help you find, hire and work with your dream VA. Grab your copy today, and consider it your first step toward a more free (and hopefully less grumpy) life.