Taking a leap can be as scary as it is exciting. I went skydiving once, and I put my foot out on the strut under the wing, leaned back into the fuselage and decided I didn’t want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. I had an instructor carabinered to my back, though, so he took my initial foray as a sign I DID want to jump… and away we went!
In a gentler sense, that’s kind of what it’s like working with me: you decide you want to take a particular leap (always toward something you really, really want). Maybe the leap is actually ALLOWING yourself to want what you want and to admit it, be open to it, speak it aloud.
Either way, you sign up with me, we get in the plane, and you put your foot out on the strut. You and I are tethered together, and you’ve told me you want to go, so my (ahem, considerable) power is behind the idea of going.
No turning back, with me on your team. Is that scary? Isn’t it even scarier to think you could ride around forever, with one foot on the strut, wondering if you should jump? Polishing the seats in the plane? Reading more books you hope will tell you how? Taking polls to see whether jumping is safe? Whether everyone would be impressed by it?
Here’s what I promise my clients: when we’re working together, you’re looking at the obstacles, moving through them, taking actions, and experiencing yourself as a different person than before. If that’s scary, you’ve got a companion through that fear. The alternative to movement and growth is more familiar, but in the long run, actually way scarier.
A month ago, two different women called me. Both scared about making the investment. About putting the stake in the ground. One started working with me. The other did not. Guess who’s less scared today?
My point is not – by a long shot – that you can’t transform your life without working with me. It’s that I want it for you: the leap you long for. And if having something or someone tethered to you to keep you on course is as crucial an ingredient for you as it is for me (in skydiving, in changing course in my business, in getting – and staying – married, in becoming a mother, in becoming financially sane) and my clients (in all those same things… ‘cept skydiving), get that thing. Strap it on! (I won’t make the so-so-so-tempting “that’s what he said” joke here). Give yourself no alternative but to jump. You deserve the rewards of leaping.