I threw that money away. I know I did.
And it wasn’t the first time.
More than once, I’ve had someone say to me at some networking event, live conference, or in the middle of a quick cup of coffee, “Hey, I think I wanna hire you.”
And what would you expect my response to be at a time like that?
“Great! Let’s talk about what that could look like!”
or…”Wonderful! What kind of help are you looking for?”
But oh no. Not this wise one.
The last time that happened, I said, “Wait a minute – how do you know that?! You don’t even know enough yet about what I do…!”
I practically shut the door in the face of an ideal client, literally pushing away thousands of dollars in income at the same time.
Because as soon as I’d say something lame like that, the energy shifted – and I knew it.
I’d introduced doubt: doubt in the process, doubt in their desire, doubt in their confidence in me. So of course, it usually doesn’t go well from there, either. :)
But I don’t do that any more. Continue reading