It was 2 am and I was lying there, staring at the ceiling. Thoughts were racing a mile a minute in my head. And my whole body was reacting with a tornado of emotions. Frustrated, ashamed, angry, defeated. My brain was cycling through doomsday predictions: “I’m...
How to be An Example to Clients Even if You Feel Like You’re Still a Work in Progress.
When you’re used to having positive reinforcement from colleagues, clients, and strangers you want to impress for some reason, it’s hard to make a change that will take that all away.
It can be tricky to uphold boundaries with your clients while also holding boundaries for your own health and, let’s face it – your businesses’ health as well.
So many of my clients come to me feeling doubt and shame because they blame themselves for not having what they want. They blame themselves for the bad situations they may be in. And they blame themselves for not making their lives better. I assured this client that I would never blame her for actions she did or didn’t take. And I truly meant it.
It frustrated me that everyone else seemed to have the answer to their own worthiness and I somehow didn’t. I truly believed everyone was worthy – but what I really meant was everyone but me. Because I hadn’t figured it out yet. To me, only hard work and success could show me the answer.
I did finally find the answer to my self-worth. And I’ll be honest- the answer wasn’t as exciting as I had hoped.