How are you getting in your own way?

I  was on a call with a new client earlier this week and we were talking about her frustration around not moving forward in her business. She already has one successful business, but was feeling called to pivot and start a new one (that's when she reached out me).

She has a lot of amazing ideas and is excited about her new venture, but is stuck and spinning her wheels. I looked at her (we're on Zoom) and said exactly this:

"You're using all these great ideas you have to stay right in your comfort zone. You're avoiding making a decision on one because you're afraid it might be the wrong one and you'll fail, and THAT'S what's holding you back from moving forward. You need to get out of your own damn way."

She stared at me in silence for a good 10 seconds. We were near the end of the call, so we signed off shortly after and I immediately thought "oh geez, was I too hard on her??"

20 minutes later I received a message from her thanking me for saying what I did, that it was EXACTLY what she needed to hear to get her off her butt and take action.

Are you in the same space as her?

Here's the thing, we've ALL been there at one point or another; and sometimes you need an outside perspective to kick you right out of that comfort zone, and sometimes you just need to do it yourself.

So tell me, where you are you getting in your own way lately?

Posted on February 28, 2019 .