Episode 737 – Why Vulnerability is Necessary for Forward Momentum in Your Business
First, Ask Yourself- What is The Pain I’m Trying to Fix?
Getting Vulnerable and Honest Will Get Your There Much Faster
To get started, Mike asked her two questions:
• What’s the Worst-Case Scenario if You Fail?
Asking this question can help you work through the fear you have. Sometimes, you might not have ever really gone through the feelings and emotions of what would happen if you fail. Just working through those can be really helpful to starting to unpack where your fear is stemming from. For Tawanna, it was the fear that she wouldn’t be able to provide for her children.
Once that fear is vocalized, you follow it through, so take it all the way to the worst case scenario. In Tawanna’s case, that would be getting no clients, and not being able to pay the bills. And then they took it all the way to- would you be homeless? How bad would things really get if this happened. Through asking those questions, Tawanna responded that no, she wouldn’t be homeless. That she was scrappy and even thrived in underdog scenarios. Playing those fears all the way through is a powerful way to see that they might not be as scary as we think.
• What if You Couldn’t Fail?
The next question Mike asked Tawanna was what would happen if she couldn’t fail? If everything she touched turned to gold. She talked about how comfortable she would feel. How confident and happy. And once she started telling herself that story, it was like a weight was lifted off of her shoulders and the fear went away as well. Which shows the power of telling ourselves empowering stories.
We can tell ourselves the stories that best serve us and make them true. Just like we can tell ourselves terrible stories and make those true. They are all just stories. WHy not tell ourselves ones that encourage and motivate us towards who we want to be in our business and in life?
Final Takeaway: Vulnerability + Asking the right questions are the recipe for forward momentum in your business.
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