I’ve been thinking about a recent free 30-minute Thriving Revolution call: How to change “our story” if it’s stopping us from thriving.
What’s the story I’d like to change?
Sharing a recent disappointment with a trusted colleague, he pointed out I made not one, but three mistakes in how I conducted a business deal. The biggest mistake was my first mistake: not trusting my gut. From the very first phone conversation my intuition told me not to trust. I trusted.
The second mistake was that after saying, “No, I’m not interested,” I went back and agreed to a different deal…with the same person.
My third mistake was that after the client closed the second deal because it wasn’t working in their favor, I did not walk away. Instead, I found another solution and went back with an new offer.
My story is that I will go to the whole hog, each and every time to see a project to the end — whether it’s in my best interest…or not.
How does this behavior look from the outside? My tenacity looks incredibly annoying, as well as unkind and downright detrimental to self.
How To Change My Story?
First, apologize to my intuition for not listening.
Second: when a client (or anyone) asks me to do something, don’t respond immediately. Instead, wait 24 hours after throughly checking my schedule, ask more questions, and check-in with my gut before giving it my all.
Do you have a similar story?
How did you change it?