Quite awhile back, in On Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau penned one of my favorite quotations: “The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation.” Later in his book, Thoreau furthers this sentiment by expressing that most people continue suffering all along to their graves, never having “sung their song”.
Does this sound like you? Did you subscribe to this e-letter because you really do want something more, but you’re not ready to ask for the help you need? Do you open these emails—when there is actually time—in the hope of finding something that will help you get from where you are to where you really want to be in your business, your career, or your life?
Since I make it pretty clear what I’ve devoted my life to, maybe you’re fairly sure I could help you. Maybe I could teach you to overcome your fears-or the gaps in your marketing, sales or people skills that keep you from growing your business or accelerating your career.
But you’re worried about the cost or the potential embarrassment of talking about yourself to a “stranger.” You’re not sure whether working with me-or any coach-will work, or that you’ll stick to your commitment.
Just do it! There isn’t more anyone can say to you. It’s a “baby step” on the ladder to your High Diving Board. Arrange to talk with me for thirty minutes. I won’t pressure you to work with me. I’ll answer all of your questions-and I’ll help you walk away with some good feelings about your situation. Call me at 888-289-5551 or e-mail me.
Or, continue to view your situation in “quiet desperation” until it’s just too painful!
Having Sandy as my coach has helped me discover what I want to accomplish and what actions I need to take to get there. He’s an impartial third party who provides guidance, validation and support. Having a professional colleague to bounce ideas off, outside my organization, has been invaluable. While my appointments with Sandy are in the evening, I have grown from utilizing his ‘contact me during the work day’ service to get a second opinion before executing strategies.