Are old stories holding you back?
Ever have those moments where you’re ready to leap forward in your business yet you find old stories are holding you back?
I know that happened to me recently. About two years ago I had a really rough experience with a project. It was for the biggest budget I had done to date.
Because of this, I had it in my head that that meant I had to say yes to every request made by the client. Enter scope creep hell stage left!
Well, I survived the project but the damage had been done. I finish it swearing I’d never do another project of that size ever again!
And because of this, I turned down several amazing opportunities all because of this one challenging experience.
When I had my most recent opportunity to turn down a big project my coach gently said to me: “I think you’re letting a story hold you back”
Crap! She was right.
But here is the thing I realized. Just because I let a past project spin out of control did not mean I had to let new ones 😉 Instead, I could use this new insight and the new project as an opportunity to grow.
So despite my fears, I decided to take on the project. And guess what … I LOVE MY NEW CLIENT!!!
So I want to ask you today: Where are you holding yourself back due to past experiences? Are you ready to push through it?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!