“It’s funny, I never imagined that I’d enjoy meeting so many new people, so when I found out that there were those in the room, similar to myself it soon put me at ease. It was great there are those willing to reach out and engage, offering to help my business, I have to say I wish I’d made the decision to join you earlier.”
Sally and I were having a conversation after one or the morning sessions of the regular Weekly Business, taking the time to reflect on the first-time visit.
I’d opted for the carrot cake and although I knew the answer to my own forthcoming question, I asked anyway … So why had you not come to see us earlier Sally?
Faith in my offer,
My own self-confidence,
Commitment and of course,
Sally’s kids had started school and although she’d been working on the ideas of the home business for some time, it was the professional isolation that came with the responsibilities of home-maker tended to hold her back.
I’d sent Sally an introduction and it had arrived at the right time for her.
‘I just needed the inspiration and the guts to make the date, plus I have a real fear of failure, always in the back of my mind are the ‘what if’s, or I’m not good enough’s and what happens now??’
We can be our own biggest enemy, so congratulations Sally, taking the first step, showing your value while meeting a room full of people this morning is a great start.
Sally reached for my carrot cake … ‘but, what if I fail?’
Fail? (ask Will Smith)
We meet on a regular basis Sally, accept the dance ticket and commit to attending regularly and take the offer of a personal meeting, take up the challenge to listen and learn from your peers.
After all, you wouldn’t go to the dance without learning a few new moves first, would you?
Fail? Perhaps. But don’t be afraid to fail Sally, that’s where we learn … and, please do help yourself to the rest of my cake …