Achieving Without Assistants, Part 5

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Last updated on April 3rd, 2021 at 01:03 pm

Today I present Niya’s final post of her five-day series of achieving without assistants! I hope you’ve found them just as useful as I have!

–Casey E. Palmer

Inspiring Support

How is this different from marketing? How is this different from step 3, about mobilizing your network? Is this last piece tacked on because she promised to write five posts for Casey, and only had enough “real” material for four? All reasonable, possible questions.

This post is just as real as the others. I promised five posts and didn’t intend for any of them to be fluffy. Hopefully, you haven’t found them that way. If you have, please say so. I’m more than happy to clarify and concretize concepts for you. Some of this has been high level, and a bit abstract. That works for some people but doesn’t work for everyone. I get that. If it’s working for you—say so. It’s never too late to make amendments.

This last piece, about how to live that high-performance, high-achieving, world-changing life you know you could have, and doing so without an assistant is about inspiration. This is different from mobilizing your network in a number of ways. First, this goes so much further than your network. This is about all those lovely strangers or pseudo-strangers that you run into every day. It’s about that part of the population whose names and faces you recognize, but that you didn’t connect with in stage 3 of this process. Why those people? Valid question. Those people are just friends you haven’t met yet. They’re all connected to people and resources that may be vital to bringing your project to blissful fruition.

The thing is, talking to strangers is much harder than talking to people you already know. You actually have to work to forge connections with them and to get them to see how you’re changing a consensual reality for the better. It’s not easy, and you’re going to get a lot of interesting responses. Remember to be entertained by them. Talking to strangers about the awesome stuff you’re doing isn’t impossible though. Here’s what you’re going to really need to do, to mobilize their support: Be authentic. People can tell when you’re faking it. It’s not attractive. Don’t do it, especially when you’re talking about something you’re actually passionate about. Be enthusiastic, be real. People appreciate it, and you will inspire them. Even if they don’t immediately buy in, they will remember you, and your true, passionate commitment to your project.

Provide clear examples of success. Everyone loves a story where the good guys come out on top. You will meet all kinds of successes—so why not share them with these wonderfully perfect strangers? It’s all good news, and everyone can use some. Success inspires people to take on challenges and create their own achievements. It’s one of those fun ripple effect things. Plus, if you point to successes, you are more likely to be recognized for them—so hop to it!

Why should they care? Sometimes people have a hard time buying into something and being inspired to commit to things if they can’t see themselves in the situation. It never hurts to point out how your project is applicable to them, and how it really is changing the world. There is something about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes (especially if they’re really gorgeous!) that makes it easier to come away from a conversation truly inspired to make real change.

Inspiring, not selling. Remember, it’s not a pitch. It’s not standardized. Don’t script and parrot it out. That isn’t inspiring. Also, don’t push hard enough to break. You are building new connections, so be gentle. You’re asking for consideration, not commitment. Being a part of your awesome project is an option you’re extending to people because it will enrich their lives, the way it’s made a difference in yours—but if they aren’t ready, that’s cool. You’re making them aware of an option.

So go out there, and inspire perfect strangers with your high performance, high achieving life. You can do this without a personal assistant. In fact, if you’re been playing along, maybe you’re already made your life more workable. These fabulous new friends, that were perfectly charming strangers not too long ago, will become part of that network. Keep mobilizing them, and they will make it possible for you to do great things.

Feel free to hit me up with questions or concerns, either here in the comment, or on Twitter. I’m @destiniya and I’m always around.


By Casey E. Palmer

Husband. Father. Storyteller.

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey Palmer the Canadian Dad spend his free time in pursuit of the greatest content possible.

Thousand-word blog posts? Snapshots from life? Sketches and podcasts and more—he's more than just a dad blogger; he's working to change what's expected of the parenting creators of the world.

It's about so much more than just our kids.

When Casey's not creating, he's busy parenting, adventuring, trying to be a good husband and making the most of his life!

Casey lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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