On a call with one of my coaching students the other day I realized that one of the greatest obstacles you’ll come up against is the person you see in the mirror.
That’s right, YOU!
Have you ever felt the fear to pick up the phone and call a prospective client? Or how about waiting to launch your website or a direct mail campaign because things weren’t ‘quite right’ yet?
When you encounter failure or rejection, don’t take it personally.
The reality is, almost everyone one of us has faced some kind of fear like this that holds us back from moving forward and being successful.
What it comes down to is ‘fear of failure’.
You lose a project.
A client wants you to reduce your consulting fee, you don’t and they walk away.
You can look at these two situations and see failure. Be scared by it and then use it as an excuse not to move forward. Not to get more done.
Or you can view your failure as a lesson. Learn from it and move on. Continue Reading