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The Power of a Single Question!

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

During my residency in the program I was being coached about my dilemma – I had finally found my purpose and passion in life (to be a coach) and yet I was unwilling to leave my current VP job (what I always thought was my dream job) to pursue it (even though I was truly suffering in it).

I kept telling my coach all the reasons why making the leap from my VP position to starting my own business would be foolish.

I would lose the security of a good salary, I’d miss all the perks, I’d lose the status, and on and on I went.

Then it happened.

My coach said, “I hear you listing all the costs to you of leaving your job and taking the risk to go out on your own to pursue your dream. I would like to ask you, rather than the cost to go, what is the cost of staying?” I felt like I had been hit by a blinding flash of the obvious. I literally got up from the chair with 100% commitment to making the big leap. I started my own coaching business.

I have never looked back.

Where might it be helpful for you to step back and look at the “scales”? Are you putting too much weight on the cost of moving forward and not enough weight on the cost of staying put?

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