Alright, gather ’round, folks! Today, I’m going to share a wild tale of YES and NO, and how one brave coach, let’s call her The Coach, learned to navigate the treacherous waters of decision-making without disappointing herself or others.
Once upon a time, in the mystical realm of coaching, our protagonist The Coach had a fantastic philosophy: “Practice what you preach!” But as fate would have it, she stumbled upon a dilemma that tested her philosophy severely.
You see, The Coach had all these powerful tools to help her clients set boundaries and flourish, becoming their strongest, most comfortable selves. It was like watching a fish gracefully glide through water—so natural! But, hey, nobody expects a fish to climb a tree, right? No way! Instead, they’d rather become the Michael Phelps of the fish world, swimming like pros and avoiding those sneaky sharks. Ok Ok, enough coach humor;-)
Unfortunately The Coach was prone to something she called her “YES triggers.” Oh yes, she loved saying YES to everything, excitedly diving into new opportunities like a kid in a candy store. And it worked great, until… dun, dun, dun… her business started booming!
As her coaching practice grew, so did her responsibilities, and she had to get serious about her time and priorities. But being a naturally responsive and adventure-loving spirit, turning back into a “think-before-you-YES” expert wasn’t a piece of cake for her. She realized this when she had to say NO after already shouting YES, and oh boy, did it sting!
But fear not! The Coach picked up some valuable nuggets of wisdom on her journey, and she’s here to share them with you:
1. Different business phases call for different approaches—adapt and conquer!
2. Mistakes are part of life’s curriculum—learn from them like a pro.
3. Reacting quickly is in her nature, but she’s the captain of her ship.
4. Boundaries are key—clear communication and knowing where your heart lies, prevents heartache.
5. Instead of an immediate YES, a little pause is sometimes all you need—sleep on it, think on it, then answer with clarity.
Now, our fearless coach, true to her teachings, embraced the new phase of her business with determination. She learned that saying NO doesn’t make you a villain—it’s all about knowing what’s truly needed and what’s not.
And here’s a golden nugget for you, dear readers: if you encounter someone like The Coach who’s always ready to say YES to the world, be kind to them. Don’t rush them for an immediate answer. Instead, give them the gift of time, let them ponder, and make the right call. You never know; they might just change the world with their thought-out YES or NO!
So there you have it, a tale of YES and NO, courage, and self-discovery, brought to you by Coach Retha of The Time Factory Coaching Practice. Until next time, remember to have grace for yourself and others, and never forget the power of a well-considered response.
Happy coaching adventures!