The topic of trust has been coming up for me over the last few weeks, both personally and with clients…
- What does it mean to trust someone?
- What does it mean to be trusted?
- How can we learn to trust others more?
- How can we show others that we can be trusted?
I have become aware that when there is a lack of trust it seems to be because we are afraid. We are afraid that we will not get the outcome that we want, that someone we care about may get hurt or we may get hurt.
Part of the process of trusting is to identify our desired outcome and boundaries – what would we like to have happen and where are our limits. We then need to be able to communicate this information clearly and the finally we need to be able to let go of the outcome and trust that whatever happens will be absolutely perfect even though it may not be exactly what we wanted to have happen. I have learned that some of the best opportunities turn up when things don’t go quite as expected.
So what is your experience with trust? Have you had to learn to trust others, or even your self, and how did you do that? I’d love to hear and learn from your experiences so please feel free to add a comment below. And if you need support in how to set clear outcomes and boundaries call/ text me on 0212 406 535 or email email@example.com to set up a time to chat.
If you are like me you will find it is very easy to start lots of projects, sign up for lots of courses, and read lots of books. You might find yourself jumping from one idea to the next and not actually focusing fully on anyone thing. And when we have lots on the go at one time like this it is guaranteed to lead to that sense of overwhelm that so many small business owners experience.
So what is the secret to getting out of this place of overwhelm?
- Firstly make the decision to stop taking in or gathering any more information, tasks or things to do.
- Secondly do an audit – where have you been investing your time, money and energy? What’s been useful, what’s not, what needs further development? Where do you need more information or do you already have enough information? Is it it time for you to stop thinking, learning or planning and just take action?
- Then create a list of the priority areas you want to develop or complete as a result of what you have learned.
- Make the decision to focus on 1 – 3 of these projects until they are complete.
It is a wonderful skill to be able to multi-task, however it can also be a limitation if we are so busy doing lots of things but never actually get anything completed to a point where it is of any use.
By spreading our attention over too many projects we dilute our ability to be successful.
Becoming more focused, choosing one project and completing it to a level that can be useful builds confidence and belief in our ability to be successful.
So what projects have you started and never completed properly? Choose one thing today which you can complete to give you that sense of satisfaction and trust in your ability to be truly successful in all that you do.