Soulful Sundays: The Art of Asking

Hey everyone,

2020 was one of the best years of my life, and I can partially attribute this to a shift in mindset that I had last January. Around this time last year, I read a book by Amanda Palmer called The Art of Asking. If you don't have time to read it, at least check out her TED Talk. The general premise is that we get in our own way in many areas by refusing to ask for help. The cause for this hesitation can be shame, or pride, or fear, or some combination thereof. What we don't realize is that by clearly asking people (and ourselves) for the things that we want, we break through the thin veil that separates us from reaching our goals. This was the mindset shift that I adopted in early 2020 and it has made a wor