Email and Call the Client: Unlock Your Potential and Find Happiness
Walls. We all have them. They are what stop us from
achieving, from being free, and from living the life we know we
deserve. Thomas had them. He was a key account manager at a
fast-growing business. He was new at his job and did it well except
for one small area: he couldn’t phone potential clients. Acquiring
new accounts was a small, but important part of his work. It was
expected that key account managers network to help the company
continue its impressive growth. When it came time to call potential
clients, Thomas would dial five or six numbers and then slam down
the phone, check his emails, clean his desk, or play a quick game of
cards on his computer. He wasn’t afraid of talking on the phone or
of meeting new people. What was stopping him?
Thomas had a Fear-of-Failure Wall. He was good at his job
because his job was easy for him. He did enough to do it well, but
not outstandingly. When it came to new clients, he knew he would
have to give it his all to get their business. That was something he
couldn’t do. If he gave 80% and failed, then he wouldn’t feel like a
failure because he knew he didn’t try his best. In his eyes he never
failed, but at the same time he never truly succeeded. He never went
as far as he could have because he was always protecting himself
from failure. Walls often protect us while preventing us from
reaching our full potential. We have become so used to these walls
around us that we can’t imagine our life without them. We first give
up on our dreams, then on ourselves, and eventually on what we are
capable of achieving in life.
Thomas was able to tear down his walls. He had received help
from a coworker who had torn down a Control-Freak Wall. She showed
him a six-step method of introspection, realization, and
It starts with Desire. Our ability to change only goes as deep as our desire for
change. If your Desire is small, so will the change that follows. If
your Desire runs deep, then there will be no limits to your
possibilities. Lasting change starts here. For Thomas, it started
around his seventh or eighth game of solitaire one afternoon when he
realized he wanted more.
Find your Direction. If you are not changing, if you are not tearing down your
walls, then what are you doing? Where are you going? Do your daily
actions contribute to your wall or to your freedom? Look deeply at
each action (or inaction) in your life. Even the smallest moment can
be indicative of something greater. For Thomas, it was the different
ways he held himself back. It was not only checking emails, but the
nine cups of coffee he drank each day. He could have been more
productive. He could have tried harder. He constantly found ways to
slow himself down.
Make the Decision to change.
You have the Desire. You know the Direction you need to follow. Now
make the Decision. Tear down your walls. There is no perfect time.
You’ve thought and talked about it so often, now make the Decision
to really do it. Once you do, you begin to change as your actions
have purpose and integrity. It can happen in an instant. Thomas made
his Decision when he closed his Internet browser and opened his
Stand in Defiance of old patterns.
People often change and then change back. Our walls are old and
strong. We built them to protect ourselves. When we tear them down,
many of our old fears and negative beliefs come rushing back. We
need to first accept that we have these negative emotions and urges,
and then withstand them. Do not give in. Remember: life is what you
make it. As Thomas dialed the number of his first client, he was
afraid. He wanted to put down the phone, but he realized that
settling for modest success was far worse than trying his best and
Determination every day. Like the swing of a sledge
hammer, it is all meaningless unless we follow through.
Determination is our follow through. We have started a process that
will not stop once our walls are gone. We will not stop changing. We
are always trying to better ourselves. Thomas’ wall did not fall
down with one phone call. Or the next. Or the one after that. It
fell when he came into work every day and gave it his all no matter
Welcome your Deliverance. The wall is down. You are free. Be free to be the
person you truly are. Tap into your potential and unlock all your
unique gifts. See what you can offer the world and what the world
can offer you. Welcome this new part of you, and be proud of what
you have accomplished. Feel the joy of being free. Thomas could
experience for the first time real success because he was no longer
afraid of failure. Not only did he become better at his job, but all
other aspects of his life improved.
Desire, Direction, Decision, Defiance, Determination, and
Deliverance. These are the steps to tearing down your walls and
living your life with happiness, balance, and success. Afterwards,
you will act in a more natural and purposeful way. There is nothing
you can’t do. There is nothing to stop you. So start. Find the
Desire and begin to live the life you know you were meant to.
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