As we approach summer, some people become anxious when they think about the kids being out of school. Others stress out over wanting to slip into a swimsuit but they don’t feel comfortable because they have weight to lose.
As is my nature, I began to think of all the people who could be served by learning how to minimize and eliminate stress in their lives. Then I began to think about how difficult it is for some people to ask for help, especially women. Since I work with so many women, that thought led me to wondering about the ‘mayday’ distress signal.
I knew nothing about the origin of the word. I thought it might have had something to do with the month of May. I did a little research and what I discovered is very interesting. The expression has nothing to do with the month of May. According to Wikipedia, “Mayday got its start as an international distress call in 1923. It was made official in 1948. It was the idea of Frederick Mockford, who was a senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London. He came up with the idea for “mayday” because it sounded like the French word m’aider, which means, “Help me.”
I’ve sent out many mayday distress signals in my life. Now, as a result of having been helped in many ways by many people, I have created a life I love devoted to responding to mayday cries with everything I’ve got. “Help me, help me,” is what I hear, not in so many words, from the women and men who attend my seminars and sign up for coaching sessions.
I know what it’s like to feel stuck and out of control. I know what it’s like to be uncomfortably overweight and to feel like nothing I could do would ever work. I had to rebuild my self-confidence, my life and my business. I had to regain control of my life.
And, I did it. Now I help others do the same. I help people live their best lives: to be healthy and wealthy and live their best life, today. And the beautiful thing is that they do it to. They accomplish their goals and dreams. And they are not shy about giving me credit for helping them, even though they did the hard work. I know how hard it is and I know the commitment and determination required to succeed.
If you feel a mayday signal trying to come to the surface of your life, reach out to someone and ask for help. Hey, I would love to be that someone for you. Are you open to taking my www.LivingWellAssessment.com? Once you take it, we will set up a complimentary phone conversation to see what your road blocks to success are so you can step into the life of your dreams.