I got to thinking about what happens when you hear yourself say YES to something you want, and then you decide to wait a bit before you take action.
With over 13+ of working with private clients, I’ve noticed a pattern.
And it could be happening to you right now as you mull over whether you will join us in our Write and Publish Your Book in 90 Days Program.
**The more and more that you wait, the further and further you get from your initial certainty.**
Now to be clear, there are two types of waiting.
Situation #1) When you need more information, like a question or two answered.
That’s normal. If you have a question, send it to me at email@example.com and let’s see if I can help you get clear.
Situation #2) When you tell yourself “I have more time to decide,” and then you start negotiating with yourself and begin to talk yourself out of what you really want.
That’s why (major bonus tip here) I like to give people deadlines when they’re deciding to work with me or not. Because the more time they say they need to make the decision, the more likely they’ll find reasons to put off their dreams, yet again. (And quite frankly, I work best with people willing to make decisions and learn from them. But that’s another story.)
Talking yourself out of what you want can show up like this:
- Doubting or fearing your original sense of certainty (particularly true for women)
- Friends, family, colleagues who don’t really understand your entrepreneurial spirit or your passion tell you “you don’t need it.” (Take note who says this to you. Do they invest in their personal and professional development regularly? Are they inspiring to you? Do they emulate the life, meaningful success or fulfillment you seek?)
- Sometimes it shows up as thinking of other things you “should” do with your time, energy, money, etc.
- And sometimes, this shows up as getting stuck in paralyzing research mode; comparing, taking notes, thinking, over-analyzing, making pros and cons lists and more.
You know what I’m talking about.
If you’re a woman, you probably experience this even when you want to purchase a beautiful new purse. (Ahem… I’m speaking from experience!)
If you’re a man, less so for smaller things, but you get this feeling when you know it’s time to up your game and play with the big boys.
Either case, you start back pedaling and telling yourself you should be satisfied with status quo, or you can do this on your own, or whatever limiting story you tell yourself.
So what do you do?
1)If you know you’re in situation #1, email us and let’s get your questions answered. firstname.lastname@example.org
2)If you’re in situation #2, recognize what’s happening, as if you were observing yourself doing something kind of nutty.
Then try this: reflect on a time in your past when you just knew you had to do something, no matter what everyone around you thought, and it totally made you nervous, but you went for it anyway and how brilliantly it worked out.
That will give you the courage that you need.
Which is really all that is missing in this situation.
Okay, so now you know, and hopefully, this will help you decide to go for what you really want.
And that is, to become a published author in about 90 days.
Yep, it’s totally possible.
Remember, we have re-engineered the entire writing and publishing process for self-employed pros like yourself to be on the cutting-edge, affordable and all about radically upgrading your confidence, clarity and brand.
And this is the key to becoming irresistibly relevant to YOUR tribe.
Go here for all the details and registration:
Here’s to getting ink on your hands from signing your book,
Karin and Drew
About the Author and WellProNet.com: Karin Witzig Rozell has been teaching health and wellness professionals how to grow their business since 2003. She started as a nutrition counselor who knew a lot about nutrition, but not a whole lot about business and marketing. After learning some tough lessons she cracked the code and now her passion is transforming practitioners into profitable business owners who have a great quality of life too.
She is the founder of Wellness Professional Network, the go-to place for practitioners to learn the real-life business skills they didn’t teach in wellness school.
Karin is the author of The Fast Start to Clients Program and the forthcoming book: Rockstars of Wellness: Super Simple Ways to Stand Out, Get Hired and Become Irresistibly Relevant to Your Tribe.
Karin lives in Upstate New York, in the beautiful foothills of the Adirondacks, and enjoys working from home with her husband and son.