Have you ever looked at someone and thought to yourself, “How is it that they have accomplished so much in life, while I have accomplished so little?” How is it that some folks make things happen while others stand by and wonder what happened?
We’ll be talking about that on Monday, February 4 on the Leadership Insight Webcast. Join us for this one, for sure, because it addresses issues I encounter with clients frequently. Really, it’s why they come to me for help in the first place.
In preparation for that call, here’s a little homework.
Write down three things (writing them down is key):
1.What do you want to happen and why?
This is a statement of the obvious, but the reality is, a lot of folks have not really addressed this question. Fear, insecurity, and doubt make us naturally turn off possibilities – almost as a protection mechanism. So…take some time before Monday and give yourself permission to really get a handle on the vision. Don’t talk yourself out of it, just write it down.
2.What would it take to make that happen?
3.Now for the easy part – What excuses are you thinking of right now for why you can’t possibly do this?
Have this list in hand for the call on Monday.
Here’s an example:
1.I want to make $100,000 within the next year in my business so I can pay off my debt and provide more security for my family.
2.I would have to serve _____ clients at $_______ each. Or sell _____ widgets at $_____ each. I could speak to groups or teach at a local community college. I would also need to cut back on expenses. A budget and getting the family onboard would help.
3.I’m not good at marketing – I have no idea where to find more clients. I am not a good speaker. I don’t have time. (You get the idea.)