At the time, I thought that my main goal was to figure out how to get moving and start working on ways to make our venue the “best” venue in Topeka.
I went through the 6 week program and completed the workbook exercises, took part in the group calls (most of them) and really put my effort into the program.
At the same time I was still struggling with a lack of motivation and not really making much progress.
Then, one Saturday morning Tara was sweet and did a make-up call with a few of us. The way it worked out, it was just her and I chatting (face-to-face) for almost an hour before Sara (who no longer blogs) was able to sit and join in.
During that time Tara helped me admit something that I probably already knew – running the venue is not my dream.
As an added bonus and (because Tara rocks!!!), she gave us each a 30 minute one-on-one session.
So, on a Tuesday night almost 2 weeks ago, Tara and I had our one-on-one session. And, it was a huge eye opener for me!!!
While we were talking I realized that I don’t enjoy a lot of the tasks I have on my list day after day. Mostly because those tasks are things I don’t have any clue how to really accomplish.
I finally was able to say (out loud!!) that I don’t really think I have to strive to be the best venue in Topeka – that is just my overly competitive nature talking.
I just want to do the best that I can do as a venue owner. Which for me, is offering customer service that goes above and beyond what anyone would expect!
I love the interactions I have with all (most!) of our clients and want to do everything in my power to make their special day (birthday, wedding, anniversary, business meeting…..) the very best it can be.
I also love helping people when they call about an event – even if I’m already booked I will brainstorm other options with them.
I finally realized that by letting go of the “best” notion and just striving to give my ALL to each caller/client I have much less stress and enjoy my job more!
Letting go of so much stress has not only allowed me to enjoy what I do more but also to plan and dream! And, I have some big plans and dreams -hopefully they will start to take place soon!!!
Have you ever worked with a coach?
Do you have big plans/dreams?