Build your team
Your challenge is huge and you’re going to need help, and so don’t hold back – there will be people around you who can help and want to help. At the same time, don’t leave things to chance, be clear on what help you need as it may not be obvious to other people (and mind reading is somewhat unreliable).
Three types of needs:
- Your practical needs, (advice, knowledge, day-to-day support etc.)
- Your emotional/spiritual needs
- The needs of the people around you
Then build your team by being clear on who can help and how they can help.
- Coaches I knew who helped me get clear on my priorities
- A friend supporting me when I travelled to appointments in another city
- NLP Master Practitioner who helped me fine-tune a positive headspace
- An exercise physiologist friend who helped me set strength-test baselines
- My wife with a nutrition and supplement program, (her area of expertise)
- My local doctor and good friend who gave me advice on how to tell my children about my (mis)diagnosis
- Mates who got me into the mountains hiking (and carried most of the gear)
- My accountant who helped me begin thinking about wrapping up my business
People will want to help, so guide them as to how they can best help!
About these strategies
Welcome. These strategies are for people who’ve been diagnosed with a terminal or life threatening illness. If that’s you, I’m sharing them because I know something about what you’re going through, they helped me and so maybe they can help you too.