Say it out loud to the right listener
You’ve got problems. Right? Of course. How could you be a business owner in this world and have no problems. But don’t keep ’em inside your head. When you come up against a big challenge, sometimes you can just say say it out loud to another person and reduce a ton of stress. But it can’t be just any person…
Say it out loud to someone who’s been there.
You know what they say about opinions. Everybody’s got one. Ha! And most of the time it can be hard to open up about what’s troubling you with people in your life you’re around the most. Because everybody’s got their own ideas. And they’re dealing with their own fears. They’ll almost always tell you what they tried and how it failed. People seem to be eager to share their bad business experiences. And that’s so hard to listen to when you’re looking for answers, solutions, and encouragement.
I was on the phone with one of my clients yesterday. And she was going through what I just described. A lot of unexpected difficulties had popped up, in a 48 hour period, and smacked her around pretty good. In fact, she was on the verge of tears when she called. I could literally hear how extremely overwhelmed she sounded.
A good listener listens.
I’ve learned to listen and let my clients explain their situations to me. Because listening helps me ask better questions. And better questions lead to better solutions.
By the end of the hour conversation with my client, I heard her voice completely change. From fears and tears to strength. What brought on this change? We talked about each of the steps and actions she’ll take to help her through this tough time. And as she realized I was truly listening and offering solutions, she started focusing on solutions, too.
Do you have someone who’s been there? In the trenches of business building. If not, I encourage you to find someone like that. Someone who can coach you and help you get to where you wanna be. One-on-one business coaches can be pricey. But when they have a proven track record of helping business owners grow successful businesses, they’re worth it.
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