I’ve mentioned this in my newsletter recently, and I am indebted to Sarah who sent this in after one of our Small Business Big Magic Drop-in Calls.
“I just want to say THANK YOU for stopping me from going down rabbit holes that don’t need going down. Your straight talking, no nonsense approach with tonnes of backbone behind it works so very well for me. I always come away from your SBBM calls thinking and feeling “Yes! That’s right. I know what I’m doing now”. If I didn’t have this support, goodness know which rabbit hole I’d be in now. Thank you x”
Why was this so useful for me to read?
Because it reminded me precisely how I want my clients to feel – empowered. I want to remind them they know what they are doing, they always did really but they just weren’t sure, or felt a bit wobbly there for a moment or something confusing or disabling happened.
You are better than you know. And a vast part of my job is getting you to trust yourself more and better. And I am quite content to keep reminding you of this forever, until you get it and assimilate it and it becomes just another part of who you are.
It is a long time since I read Alice in Wonderland but thinking about this article made me realise it is perhaps time to revisit Lewis Carroll who seemed to have a lot of ideas which make sense in the wonderland of self-employment too:
Alice: This is impossible. The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.
Everyone wants some magical solution for their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.
I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.
Please never stop being odd in the most wondrous ways.
We’re all quite mad here. You’ll fit right in!
I suppose the thing about rabbit holes is that we don’t necessarily choose them. We fall down them, or we get sucked down them. But now we can also realise that’s not a foregone conclusion, we can stand on the edge and make a choice.
Is there any value in that journey (again), or do you already possess your own wisdom sufficient to tackle this challenge or opportunity today?
What’s your answer?