How to Ask for Help When Life is NOT Fine

With Meredith Garritsen

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Do you struggle to ask for help when ish hits the fan in your life or biz? What might you gain by ditching the “I’m fines” and getting real when you need support?

Meredith Garritsen, Founder of Hervana Collective, has built a community of entrepreneurs who share not only their successes, but their personal and professional struggles. Over the past year, Meredith’s personal life required attention and she recognized the community she had built had become her safety net and she shares how she finally let her community  support her as much as she supports them.

Meredith shares her scars and how she set her ego aside to ask for help. Meredith learned that she doesn’t always have to be the supportive poster child for others, but allow others to support her as well.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How getting real with your community and showing your scars, not just the healed wounds
  • Getting help doesn’t always have to be transactional
  • Setting your ego aside and asking for help from your community
  • Why taking a step away from your business to focus on your life is necessary
  • Accepting when your personal life needs attention and trusting your business will survive


"I know that there's a saying show the scars, not your wounds, but I don't adhere to that.” - Meredith Garritsen 


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About Meredith Garritsen

Meredith Garritsen is the Founder of The Hervana Collective, The Hervana Coworking Space, and a Contract COO. She helps horizon seeking business owners tame the chaos, and get out of their own way so they can be the CEO they dream to be.

Before owning Hervana, Meredith was Director of Business Development for an import and distribution company. She has had the privilege to be part of that company from Day 1. There were a lot of ups and downs, and a HUGE learning curve. When a business is 1 or 2 people, then 1 of those 1 or 2 people has to do EVERYTHING. Meredith cut her teeth in sales, marketing, systems, purchasing, inventory management, people management and just about anything else you can think of, before they were able to hire on a team. Do or do not, there is no try. Right?!


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