March 15, 2019 2 min read

It's hard for me to ask for help. I have some deep seeded belief I should be able to get everything done that needs doing. My husband Floyd has all but given up on encouraging me to ask others for help.

When I started believing I could build this business to a point of leaving my day job and open a store, I knew I would need help. I hired a small business coach. My husband and boys helped put the store together. Eventually I got some legal help, an assistant and even a bookkeeper. Before I knew it I was building a team!

Asking for help became easier because I had people who I trusted who always came through for me. Until the day someone didn't.

I wasn't ready for the disappointment. Why should I be? That's what trust is.

The one person I trusted most let me down and I couldn't forgive her. It was me. I let myself down.

I deserved no pity, no forgiveness. I was arrogant and over promised what I could deliver. And when the time came that I knew I had not delivered, I had no one to blame but myself.

I shrank back away from everyone in frustration and distrust. I questioned everything. I felt betrayed and fearful and terribly frustrated.

But this morning I remembered that Islanders never quit. I reminded myself that I had people counting on me. I knew I couldn't wallow in self pity and negativity because I had a store to get open.

So this morning, with coffee in hand and Tiny Sina by my side, I faced the day ahead and left the mistakes of the past where they belong, behind me. I brought with me a little bit of kindness for myself that in the past I wouldn't have felt. I've learned from my Islanders that you guys don't expect me to be perfect and you will still be there for me when I fail.

Your love and friendship has brought me the ability to have more love and compassion for myself.

I love you guys!


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Sina Sena is a small island, Alaska girl, who has BIG goals! She is a novice coffee connoisseur loves romance novels and is always down to eat sweets! She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they are trying to not get run over by their three boys! As a  mom she believes that it is important to maintain her own identity and knows she is better because she works hard everyday to pursue her own goals.  If you ever want to talk business, it is what makes her want to leap out of bed everyday (except in the winter, because Alaska is freaking cold then)!

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