HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS WITH ANXIETY
Yesterday one of my clients told me the anxiety she used to feel for over 20 years was gone after our 3rd coaching session
This was very curious for me because I used to prescribe homeopathic medicine and lavender essential oil for anxiety in the past with moderate success. Clients would get relief, but the anxiety would come right back as soon as the remedy wore out.
So how did thought work (a coaching tool I teach my clients) resolve this problem in 3 weeks?
We discovered that that her anxiety showed up in conversations where she had to ask for something. Asking her clients to pay pending bills, stand up for herself, or tell any kind of truth made her feel anxious.
She had the belief that because she couldn't control how the conversation would go, it was better to avoid it.
She would avoid calling her customers to pay up their bills.
Her brain would tell her to go nap instead... that's self care, that's got to be good for you, right?
Money owed to her wouldn't come in because she wouldn't ask for it.
She would feel awful about herself. Rested, but awful.
We coached on her belief that she had to know what the conversation would be like ahead of time.
We discussed every possible scenario where the conversation could go wrong. Someone might yell at her. Someone might hang up on her.
I taught her how to sit with the discomfort of being disliked. I explored the illusion of control.
We concluded that we don't control anything except our own thoughts.
Now, she's making calls with ease. She's getting paid. She's showing up in meetings. She's participating in her business. And, she's becoming the leader she always wanted to be.
Helping my clients build a business with anxiety, depression, grief, or past trauma is one my strengths. Book a free strategy call to see if we're a good coach/client fit!
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