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#MENTORMONDAY LIVE! – Waiting till you’re READY – Week 4: How to get out of your OWN way

August 2, 2021
When I first started my coaching practice, I did a little workshop/pep talk at a meeting of a bunch of business owners in San Diego. At the conclusion of it, a gentleman who owned a marketing firm stopped me and said, “I’m so inspired by what you said, and I think you can help me. Can we talk?”

I didn’t have any place to be, so we grabbed breakfast right there at the business club. He was a nice, successful guy, and I poked and prodded him for a good half hour. He told me how much he’s accomplished in life but how he and his wife had no children and legacy was haunting him. In that time, he got clarity and experienced first hand how I could help him.

But he concluded, “I believe you can help me, but I’m just not ready yet.”

I walked away a bit dumbfounded. I was in the process of confronting failure trying to get a business going to take care of my family, and here’s this guy who has very little to risk that says “I’m just not ready.”

The man was already in his 60’s at the time. I’m thinking: “How much time does he really have left to think about it?”

My guess was that if he’s not ready at that age, chances are very high that he’ll NEVER actually “feel ready.”

I’m thankful for that experience because it taught me a lot. I think if I had it to do all over again possibly I could have done a better job than him simply thinking that “I” was good at my job. He would have walked away with confidence know that he HE could confront it.

If you’re one of those people who don’t “FEEL READY TO START” I want to share what you can do about it this #MENTORMONDAY

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