In the name of full disclosure I must admit that due to a recent family loss the theme for this newsletter has changed from finishing the last quarter strong, it has prompted me to encourage you to stop waiting for things to be right, and to take action now. If you have a dream or something that you have been putting off doing, don’t wait!! Just a few weeks ago I was happy to be sharing the stage with Dr John Demartini (from the move The Secret), yet within a week I was standing beside a hospital bed sharing the final moments with a loved one. No, he was not ill or elderly, in fact he was only three years older than me.
So, what will you do?
Are you going to wait for the circumstances to be right? I’ll let you into a secret, the circumstances will never be just right, so take a leap and follow your heart. Sometimes in life you have to create the circumstances that you desire, otherwise you might turn around one day and wonder what happened.
An experience of working through circumstances:
During a recent coaching session with a client they shared some challenges that they were having in a business relationship that they were thinking was becoming impossible to sustain. We spent some time reviewing the whole relationship and came up with a strategy for their next meeting. Two days later I received the following text, “Just wanted to say thx……. I did as suggested, we’re back on a level of appreciation. Thank you.”
Now, you may be wondering why I am sharing this with you; in this particular case had the business arrangement collapsed my client would have lost out on the opportunity to grow, to help the other party recognise the impact that they have on others, and months of work would have been ruined because a situation was not right. The result of addressing the “issues” is that they are now back on track and almost ready to conclude their project.
In concluding, you may not have all of the skills or resources required to get there, however, what you can do is to take the first step, as you can always ask for help along the way. Seek out someone who can show you how to achieve what you want to do, even if you have to pay for the privilege. I know that I have, and it has worked for me.
If you would like help planning your next step email me at Roxanne@thevalueinyou.com to book a 30 minute strategy session.
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