Some people always suck the air out of the room. They make everything about themselves. They are masters of manipulation…able to belittle you so stealthily that you may find yourself thanking them for the deed. They can make you smaller with just a quick glance. And my guess is that you can spot them a mile away. Like most people, you’re probably pretty good at avoiding them or at least defending yourself from their calculated attacks.
These people are not good for you. They’re not supportive. And it’s usually obvious.
But what about the friends and family members who aren’t evil incarnate but who somehow still miss the mark when it comes to support? Do you know how to spot them? Do you have adequate defenses and strategies in place to protect yourself?
And here’s the BIG, difficult, in-your-face question that needs to be asked: Are you actually one of them?
You probably think you’re super supportive. And maybe you are. But if you feel like you’re not getting the support you truly need, it may mean that you’re not clear about what support really looks like. And therefore, you may not be giving it to others in your life either.
The first step to towards real support is truly understanding it. And as a professional healer for nearly two decades, I’m often stunned at how many people just don’t get it.
So I’ma break it down for you right now with Support for Dummies!
There are 4 main ways that support shows up. Some may surprise you. In fact, a lot of people confuse support with something far less…well…supportive! In this episode I reveal all of this to you – and more. Not only do I explore the 4 Signs of True Support, but I give you a spot-on litmus test to immediately gage and determine if you’re receiving the support you need. Extra points if you’re brave enough to share it with your loved ones so that they can also discover just how supportive you are showing up in their lives!
The good news is that it’s never to late to teach the people in your life just how you need to be supported. And it’s never to late to learn a few new skills yourself.
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