She emailed me to say that she had to cancel her coaching program because she said “I’ve got no money, I can’t pay my bills and the only thing left for me is to file for bankruptcy”
It’s odd really, because I’ve heard this story before from her, several times.
Even though she’s made huge strides in her business, got a brand new website, got 25 rave reviews on Trip Advisor over the last few months and has a database of around 300 past guests, she’s focusing a lot of energy on what she doesn’t have and what’s not working.
She’s looking at the upcoming low season out into the future and can’t see a way to generate the money she needs to survive until next spring, and when we live in the future, we live mostly in fear.
We chatted for a while and we came up with several quick moves she can make now, like creating an offer for past guests to bring in some cash quickly.
But the main thing we chatted about was her “story” – the one she keeps repeating over and over to me, but more importantly the one she keeps repeating to herself.
I know it sounds weird, but science has now proven that thoughts become things – that means that whatever we think about, and speak about over and over will come about – yes, even our worst nightmares, and yes even our wildest dreams – it will all come true if we think it and say it enough.
When you give “energy” to negative thought patterns it brings about negative results. But the good news is that when you give “energy” to positive thought patterns, it brings about positive results!
Of course, there’s a part of our brains that doesn’t want us to change, be successful, make more money, have more fun, find love, be happy, etc. etc. so we have to train it to accept our new story.
This is the hardest thing in the world to do, and sometimes it’s the only thing left to do, when all else seems to be lost.
As Einstein said (reportedly) “you can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that created it”
So what’s your story? Please leave a comment below – I’d love to know what you’re thinking 🙂
Although I didn’t involve myself in the program as much as I should have it really completely changed my way of thinking. I’ve increased my prices, refused people I don’t want, reduced my discount rate, and more. Also things like not accepting everything guests ask for.
I also realise the power of the online marketing /automatic emails etc but I haven’t managed to do it myself … yet ! Thanks again and looking forward to working with you again soon.
Sarah” Les Pres de Mautort, France