You should have heard Mary talk about her business idea. She glowed. She was animated. She spoke with so much energy and passion that I couldn’t help but get sucked into all that positivity. But then she put up the roadblocks: How am I going to pull it off? Where am I supposed to get capital? Where do I even start? I don’t know if I have time for all of this.
If I learned anything from my own experiences in starting up a business and coaching entrepreneurs is that when that kind of energy and enthusiasm is present, you better take it and run with it. In other words, Mary was going to continue to milk those good vibrations.
So we got Mary to start pulling back those roadblocks, an inch at a time: What can be done right away to get her going toward her dream? When can she devote some time to this project? What resources (and not necessarily money) does she have now that could help her?
And most important: Why does the next step have to be huge or perfect?
Do you see how we just turned her questions around and got her thinking about what she CAN do? And the action step can be as simple as reading a book, doing specific research, making a contact or signing up for a seminar.
At the end of our session, Mary committed to an action step. It’s a small one, but she’s out of the starting gate! Congratulations!
Let me help you change direction. Contact me for coaching and ask about my 30-minute complimentary session offer.