I was chatting with someone recently who wasn’t achieving her goal, despite the fact that she was exerting tons of effort. She was stuck in (what seemed to her like) an endless loop of doing, doing, doing with little to show for it. Then I asked her a question that “shocked” her: “What value are you providing to the people you are asking to help you?”
She actually never thought about it and when she did, my friend made a shift. As she began to bring value, she received much more.
Have a great day,