Jane was struggling with a project in her business. It was something she’d been working on for some time and she’d worked hard to make it successful. But it wasn’t working as well as she’d hoped. The harder she worked on it, the more frustrated she became until she felt like giving up. She felt powerless to change her situation.
We focused first on the emotion, because that’s the biggest clue to what’s going on. Jane said the biggest thing she felt was disappointment.
So we talked about her feeling of disappointment. Where was that coming from? What did it mean to her? What was the message here? What did she need to learn from this? Hint – it had nothing to do with the project itself, because her experience with the project had simply triggered something that was already there.
I knew when we’d connected with it because Jane began to cry. She told me how she had felt like a disappointment to her family when she was growing up, because she wasn’t like them, they thought she wasn’t as smart as her siblings, and she didn’t fit in to their expectations of and for her. Even though they now acknowledged her successes, the pain of feeling their disappointment in her as a child was still there.
As we dug a little deeper, we hit on the fact that she was deeply disappointed with herself because she wasn’t yet where she wanted to be in her life and she constantly felt she wasn’t good enough.
This was deep pain that she had carried since childhood. Now that we’d identified it and acknowledged it, she was able to let it go. Once she’d let it go she felt energized, and confident and had clarity about her next steps.
This all took about 15 minutes, and it’s the most important first step to reclaiming your power.
What are the next steps? I’ll be sharing them in my Stuck to Unstoppable Master Class on Thursday, April 5th, (just $27 to attend) and you’re invited.
This is how to go from feeling powerless to empowered – from stuck to unstoppable. Thank you Jane for allowing me to share your story.
If you can’t join the call live, everyone who is registered will receive a copy of the recording.