Sometimes my clients say to me, "so what should I do?".
I've got a lot of different ways I respond, but that's not my point here.
Getting out of my own shoes and considering what my clients are going through is quieting. To attempt to feel what it's like, to remember when I had my past businesses and didn't ask for help. To be in agreement, asking for support, strategically and around tough decisions that they make every day. In having someone there to listen, respond, offer, and challenge real and perceived limits.
When people who are honest enough to ask for help, are told to do something, that's the time when they are called on to be bigger than the advice and make their own choices.
Leadership requires both courage and humility, meeting what's real today on the ground, and standing for a version of yourself that is yet to be.