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Every hero needs help!

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It can be VERY hard to see the road ahead – especially when we are on the growing edge of our personal growth journey. By its very nature personal growth takes us out into uncertainty and into the unknown – and so we can sometimes feel like we are in a forest with no path or map.

And that’s how it should be. We are each here to carve our own unique path – to be trailblazers of Love. And at the same time, we cannot do it alone. No one can do it alone. We aren’t meant to exist in a bubble. And so we also need help.

There’s an old saying that states, “If you want to know the road ahead ask those who are coming back.” You see, as we are growing, if we don’t have the experience of ever reaching the goal or creating the outcome that we want to create – it can seem impossible at times. Which is why surrounding ourselves with people who have been there before is SO vital.

I am beyond lucky to have an amazing group of friends, advisors, mentors, therapists and experts to be able to call when I have a question. And in doing so, I can rely on their expertise when it comes to their area of focus. So instead of doing all the research or taking time to only grow by trial and error, I can turn what is sometimes years or decades of experience for someone else into hours or even minutes of advice for me. It’s awesome.

And because I am blessed to have this amazing peer group, I am able to make quicker moves and grow in a more direct and thought out way. I have consciously surrounded myself with people who know the road ahead because I got sick and tired of learning only by trial and error. It’s a powerful thing to have a group of people that you can trust to help you wade through the forest of the unknown.

I’ve never been *super* fit and right now I’m BEYOND grateful to be working with a trainer who lives in the body I want to create for myself. Because he knows the road ahead, he is giving me all the strategies I need to get to the far off city of “Six-pak-ville”. I don’t know what it feels like to be that fit, but he does. And I trust in his plan fully to help me get there.

You are the hero of your own life and every hero has friends and allies who go on the journey with them. Heroic deeds are a team effort. Luke Skywalker would be dead without R2D2.

So, who do you have in your life that can help you see the road ahead? Be it a relationship, a friendship, a business, fitness or other outcome? Let me know! TDL comes alive in the comment section below, so feel free to leave a comment and let’s discuss!

Here’s to having an amazing peer group and buddies on our hero’s journey!

Love,

Mastin

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Mastin Kipp is the CEO and Founder of The Daily Love. Follow him on Twitter here.

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  • http://www.theheartofthriving.blogspot.com/ Brooke Baker

    Wow – you just made me realize that I really don’t have anyone like this in my personal circle – I often look to people like you and Gabby and Danielle to fill that role.  But how amazing would it be to have someone in that role that I can actually interact with on a regular basis?  I haven’t actively sought out a mentor in a looooong time and I’m thinking I probably should…like yesterday.  Thanks for the kick in the pants, Mastin!
    Love and light,
    @Brooke_R_Baker:twitter 

  • http://www.CofrancescoChiropractic.com/ Michelle

    Thank you, Mastin, for reminding us all to thank those wonderful people in our lives who have helped us on our journey.   I have been blessed to, through circumstance, to work with an amazing group of people/healers, who not only heal our patients and clients, but we heal each other, also.  We have grown together in our journey, with support from each other.  They have become my closest friends, and we are always there for each other no matte what.  Without them, I would still be swirling in my own dark despair, mired in fear and hopeless.  They helped to teach me that I DO have choices, and I AM strong, and that I DO have value.  I am so blessed, and I hope that I can provide even a fraction of that support to other people.

  • Carolyn

    Thank you, Mastin. I have a tendency to try to think my way through situations and isolate myself from those who may very well hold the answers (or questions!) that will help me understand the situation. We all need someone in our lives who is wise and cares enough to help others along the journey. Thank you so much for that reminder!

  • Melissa Dalrymple

    I just posted this on my FB pages, I resonate with this 100% and have written several blogs on mentors, coaches, spiritual teachers, friends, family, etc and how we can not do it alone. I even have a paying tribute series in my blog to those that have impacted me in my life.  I recently just moved to Charlotte as my husband got a job and am starting new-blank slate-literally!  Thanks for the daily love-love reading them everyday!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mastinkipp Mastin Kipp

      Thanks for spreading the love Melissa! :o) so cool that you pay tribute and are conscious about this in your life! Enjoy Charlotte and your new adventure!!!

  • Kat Kennedy

    I also resonate with this on a very deep and personal level. Since being laid off last year from a job that I had for many years (too many years, in fact), I was able to discover many more avenues that I found to be much more stimulating. Presently, I teach yoga to children on a very part time basis, as well as having additional part time hours in the field of retail. Struggling very much with the uncertainty of where I am headed. I am very much the lone duck in my circle of friends as far as living happily “out of the box”. What I wouldn’t do to find a group of like minded individuals who have had experience with feeling their way through this forest and living quite contently out of their boxes. Hmm, come to think of it, maybe I should start a NYC Meetup for this particular reason? :) Anyhow, as always, thanks for the much needed Daily Love!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mastinkipp Mastin Kipp

      Sounds like a great idea Kat – bring what you feel is missing to the world!

  • India Dunn

    Mastin!! I Love the quotes today! You pulled out the FloSco!! I am always blown away at the Divinely inspired simplicity of Florence Scovel Shinn! As usual you are right on point for what’s up for me..thank you for bringing your light to our expanding consciousness – blessings!!

  • Kathleenrc7

    I really enjoyed this blog because what you say is a FACT JACK…  “We aren’t meant to exist in a bubble.”  I learned this by spending 2.5 years in Al Anon.  On the very day I turned 40, I knew that life would never be the same.  Right smack dab in the middle of my birthday party, a blood vessel burst in my eye. Most people were wasted and I created much fear in what to do.  I knew my eye cancer was back. I had been attending Al ANon due to my  GRANDFATHER being an alcoholic and my 87 year old Irish dad being a very fearful and controlling person.  By coming together in a group and having a sponsor, I knew I could not do this alone. God uses people has vessels and I received important information (one being that I, too, was being a fearful, controlling person) to really start being the change I so desired.  I needed to STOP the cycle, DIS-EASE, or now I say, “THE FEAR.” Although Al Anon was an awesome program, it was not completely resonating with me.  Because God does not give us more than we can handle, 9 months later…Cinnamon Lofton, my spiritual teacher, sat down in my dental chair right before my Oncologist decided to biopsy to indeed find another cancer (2 in 10,ooo case).  As I cleaned her teeth, Oprah was playing on the TV.  As I took my instruments out of her mouth, Cinnamon began speaking.  She spoke how she so needed to speak to Oprah and that Oprah was so close to the truth and yet she was missing vital information that could help the world.  She was so confident and humble. I mean who says, “I need to help Oprah?” without sounding like an EGO maniac. I knew I had met someone very unique. I knew it was timely for me to STOP talking (believe me- that ain’t easy for me to do). Since then, my life will never be same!!!!!  I have learned more than I could ever imagine from this FREE SERVANT of the holy spirit; information that does not come from ANY book. Thank you Universe for giving me exactly what I needed and through the perfect person. I know it is my RESPONSIBILITY to pay it forward.  I am.  butterflymaiden7.blogspot.com/ 

  • Jodi Brown

    Amen!

  • LynnJuly.com

    Dear Martin,

    Thank you for your blogs, I like to read them (a lot).

    For the last 1,5 year I kept walking through a block of fear with some spiritual steps I definitly want to take. The mirror and the third eye, “feeling”, know what I mean?

    Kind regards,
    Lynn

    • Lynnejuly.com

      Dear Martin,

      It’s feels like you or other people who have read my message to you have been praying for me. If so, thank you.

      God/the Universe are good, all the time!

      Kind regards,
      Lynn

  • Lucille Rogers

    I too am fortunate enough to have an awesome community to back me up, push me forward, challenge my thinking & cheer me on!!  I can’t imagine what life would be like without these incredible people in my life & am deeply grateful for all they bring to my life.  The thing that stuns me everyday is the power of what we can & do achieve TOGETHER to make a difference in the world. 

  • Anonima

    Wow, this is such an amazing post. Im seriously shocked at how you always write about exactly what Im going through!!!!
    I learned a very hard lesson today. It was my bday, and it turns out ppl who I thought were friends really were not at all. It was hurtful, but hinestly Im grateful bc I really really needed this wake up call. I was making sacrifices for ppl who simply dont care and are just taking advantage of me.
    Im so glad I was smart enough to sort of see it coming, but it still hurt. I actually dreamt these ppl would betray me, I didnt know how.
    And Im happy Ive finally understood how to accept help when I need it from those who love me. I was so afraid of being vulnerable before. Im happy to see progress:) Thank you so much, God bless, hugs!

  • Lisa

    Great post Mastin, and you’re right, it’s a human need to vent and I think feel witnessed, without someone trying to “fix” it.  Check out a book by Regena Thomashauer, “Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts” on the section on Spring Cleaning pgs. 50-52. This is a process where someone holds space for you while you vent, without any reaction and without talking about it afterwards, you just get to keep venting for about 10-15 minutes while someone listens without judgement, reaction, or even discussing it afterwards.  It’s wonderful, check it out! ;)

  • Bryandlangston1

    Right now I don’t have anyone. I am friendless having made the devastatingly difficult choice of leaving an unhealthy relationship with my girlfriend who tried to commit suicide in June. Since then she only made a handcrafted attempt at group therapy because she had to. Now she is totally avoiding seeing her therapist. I needed therapy myself but didn’t. She is now engaging in the same behavior as before and ignoring all their advice. It is truly heart breaking. I have to but don’t know how to let her go or be her hero. I need the kind of friends you are talking about but how do I cultivate these amazing friendships from where I am? Do I have to pay for.them? Sounds great for you but what about me where I am? How do I find the courage to go for my dreams? What if im not sure what they are? [email protected]