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Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help!

"Don't be afraid to ask for help!" This was a message from my mentor during my first year of grad school. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was my second semester of my first year and I was sitting in my car sobbing about feeling overwhelmed by grad school, working as a full-time educator, and being a mother of four (with an infant at the time). I decided to call my mentor (a former principal who just so happen to have a Ph.D.).

My mentor was and still is a Boss, not only was she a principal with a Ph.D., she also was a educational consultant with tons of clients in Michigan, Georgia, Texas, and Washington D.C.. I admired her and was glad that she decided to take me under her wing when I approached her a while back and shared that I was headed back to school to pursue a Ph.D.

What my mentor shared with me that day motivated me to ask for help and to implement the 5 Steps to start your Ph.D. Journey while Still Maintaining "Super Mom" Status and the rest is history.

I come to you on this Friday afternoon to give you the same advice. "Don't be afraid to ask for help!"

If you are need of help with navigating your PhD journey (no matter what stage you are in) do not be afraid to ask for help! You are deserving of that Dr. title and you will earn it if you are willing to do the work and ask for help! Let's face it.... we cannot do it all!



Hello, my name is Dr. Tina O'Neal and four years ago I defended my dissertation as a mother of four and a full-time educator. Now I am an assistant professor, blogger, and online digital creator, creating resources specifically for busy moms who want to finish their PhD all while maintaining their sanity. ⁠

The truth is, there is no such thing as a "balance lifestyle", some days you have to put your head down and develop the discipline and necessary "tunnel vision" to push through. I made a lot of mistakes that I have now learned from and I feel that it is my mission and purpose to share them with you. ⁠

⁠I am super excited to announce that my EBook "How to Start and FINISH your PhD like a BOSS" is finished just in time for the perfect start to the upcoming Fall semester!⁠

My interactive E-book covers growth-mindset, imposter syndrome, understanding your purpose, course expectations, and of course strategies and tips on successfully finishing your dissertation. It also includes my Top 20 Graduate School Funding Sources for Free!⁠

Download your copy today! Its literally $24 bucks!⁠

Need 1-to-1 support... sign up for a consultation @ or attend my Free Masterclass next month. ⁠

When: Aug 13, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) ⁠

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.⁠

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