Are you missing the obvious?
It can be hard to see ourselves.
Sometimes we struggle on, doing what we think we ‘should’ do, rather than actually what we want to do.
This is often obvious to everyone else but ourselves.
I had a client,
let’s call him Dave, he was a massage therapist.
He was kind caring and compassionate, wonderful strengths in a massage therapist.
He also had a lot of tattoos on his head, face, neck and forearms, not necessarily a problem, except for they were very, very scary and dark.
He felt that was a weakness, when he had gone round the local beauty salons trying to get work.
There was nothing he could do about it because he had so many and also because he felt they were part of him and part of his journey through life.
So I said to him
“Why did you start your business?”
“Because I had a massage in prison, which really helped me overcome my addictions. What I really want to do is work in prisons.”
I thought, yes actually, that is obvious, you would work very well in prisons.
Your scary tattoos would actually be a strength, as opposed to a weakness.
Yet he hadn’t done so because he just felt he needed some experience in beauty salons first!
Once I said no, just go for the prisons.
He did and got work in the local prisons and I am sure he made a huge difference to the inmates there.
So what are you missing that is obvious, perhaps to everyone else, but not yet to yourself?
Thank you for watching.