I’ve been running my coaching practice for three years now. Throughout this time, I’ve spoken to hundreds of people – often more than once. People often seek me out when they’re ready to change something in their life and business, but sometimes I connect with people who aren’t ready to work together just yet.
For example, this past week I hosted an awesome orientation call for a new client. She and I had done a few sessions back in November of 2014 – and yet, we just started working together this week.
When I asked her why now, she said, “I saw a quote recently that said ‘If you could have done it by yourself, you already would have.’ I still think of those sessions we had two years ago, and I’m still facing the same issues.”
I was really grateful for her honesty in sharing this with me, because that quote rung true for me as well. There are a bunch of things that I want to accomplish, and while I am great at creating and hitting some goals, there are others that I’ve been talking about for years that I’ve still made no traction on!
I think this stems from the fact that we feel like we have to accomplish things on our own for them to be important achievements. It’s almost like we feel that there’s something noble about doing things on our own.
Obviously, this is SO not the case! When I speak to my highly successful clients, or when I spend time with my highly successful friends, they have teams of people to help them accomplish their goals. In fact, almost no one I know in the entrepreneurship world does anything completely by themselves. Success is not a solo sport.
Have you ever thought about this? Today, I want you to reflect on this:
Leave your answer in the comments below – I read every response and sincerely look forward to connecting with you there.
To your self-defined success,