Today, Soulful Coaching's I LOVE MYSELF project launches and I am SO excited and really nervous! I spent a lot of working on the project for Joanna and part of me feels like I failed a little. I didn't get the numbers I wanted - and while the numbers of participants look 'good' they aren't good enough for me...which makes me feel like I'm not doing my job well enough.
Ever felt like that?
I never really felt like this as a hair stylist but when I entered 'Corporate America' I started feeling this way all the time - and it sucks! It's definitely a paralyzing feeling and it can kill your entire week/month/quarter. It's what I call a 'Soul-Sucking Feeling'. I'm sure you can guess WHY I all it that. It sucks the life out of you and leaves you paralyzed.
In business, there are always multiple factors as to why we don't reach the numbers we want. For instance, I have 67 fantastic joint venture partners for Joanna's event and some of them amped up the volume on their social media but others sent out two or three tweets for the project in early May. It made a tiny (ok - itty bitty) buzz but not much else happened. Other people sent out emails to their communities - but not necessarily on days that would be 'high traffic' days. Yet, there are other factors involved. The day-long event is held on a Tuesday - is Tuesday the best day for an event like this? We will only know through trial-and-error.
From my end, everyone who told me what they could do - did it! When I asked for more help, they responded with a YES! So, I'm not a total failure but I learned A LOT on what I would do next time ... and what I won't do.
The most IMPORTANT lesson I learned from this is how to shake off the negative feelings. When my graphic designer backed out (last-minute), I sprung into action and created the eBook myself. I literally gave told my negative feelings to f*ck off because I didn't have time for the bullsh*t. With a child who doesn't want to be put down and an eBook to put together, I did not have the time to mess around!
The next time your negative thoughts of "I'm not good enough" start creeping about - you have a choice to make. Prove them right or prove them wrong. I prefer to prove them wrong.