When my children were younger, I was like the mother eagle always nudging them out of their nest…or in other words, their comfort zone. I now try to do that very same thing with the people I coach. I try to encourage them, even pushing them at times to do things that feel like a risk or challenge them. Because I know that as they try things that were hard or uncomfortable, that soon those things would become easy and even a habit.
It is just not possible in business (or in life) to do things perfectly 100% of the time. I don’t know anyone who does. So how do you handle a huge mistake without losing your following or your audience’s faith in you?
I’ve made mistakes in my business, and one of them happened years ago when I was hosting my first large scale launch with webinars. I had been giving webinars for a while and I always went through a protocol before each webinar to make sure everything was running smoothly.
You know how some days seem to just fall into place and the world seems to be working with you. Your successful day just rolls out as you find the perfect parking spot, accomplish tasks with ease, your follow up calls end in a sale or a new client, and at the end of the day you feel your business and your life moving forward.
Then there are those days when you drag yourself out of bed,
Today’s risk is tomorrow’s cake walk. Or as a mentor once told me, “what was once hard becomes easy. A risk is something you would do in an instant if you knew it was the right thing to do and you knew it would work the way you wanted. It is not knowing the outcome that makes it a risk.
Here is an important secret…risk taking increases your self-trust. Self-trust is what personal power is all about.