What fears have you overcome?
I ask because I had a session with a client this past week during which time we had to address their “fears”.
This person was scared because they had just received a bunch of referrals in a short period of time and all they could think about was what could go wrong.
I see this so much, focusing on what could go wrong instead of what could go right.
During our conversation I ask questions like “what would be the worst thing that could happen?” and their first response was that they could lose clients. I then ask “haven’t you lost clients before?”, they confirmed they had and I then asked “and did it cause you to lose your business?” and of course it hadn’t. So of course then ask, “so what would happen if you did end up losing a client?”.
We then went through a series of scenarios in how this instead could be a great opportunity to either stop servicing some troubling clients, adjust their pricing to new levels or bring someone on to help.
Long story short, I was able to help them turn this into something completely positive and hopefully for them to move from being scared to being excited.
The next time you’re scared of something, think to yourself, what’s the worst thing that could happen and then, what’s the best thing that could happen. If the answers lead you in the direction you were scared to go, don’t let fear stop you. If that doesn’t work, find someone you can lean on to help you make the leap! If you don’t have that someone, call me.
Have a fantastic week.