Life Mastery Now! - Issue 01-31-08



The biweekly Business and Life Mastery Newsletter Dedicated to Helping You Get What You Want and Live Life  On Your Own Terms.


Are You Willing to be Wrong?

Karoleen Fober

Willing to be wrong? What’s that you say?

In working with your clients, staff and in fact with all of your
relationships, consider adding this profound qualifier to
being with people...and even yourself.

Why? Because it creates several wins that you may not
be aware of.

1. It creates safety in your relationships. You are more
able to come from a place of neutrality and “not knowing

And, it allows for discovering what there is to know that you
may not know yet or haven’t thought about.

By creating this safety you will be eliminating the shame
that we all learned in school to feel bad when we made a
mistake or didn’t get the right answer if we guessed or
simply didn’t know.

2. It frees you up to respond without holding back. You
can actively communicate without judgement and the stress
that comes with worrying that you might indeed be wrong!

One of the golden rules of coaching, is to not hold back from
what you think or sense, as many times it can be
invaluable to a client’s progress. Following this rule often
allows a breakthrough that causes a shift for a client to
reach a new and better level.

And, it is easier to hear the “truth” of a situation when you
have the freedom to hear it from a person that’s willing to
be wrong about it.

3. People will be more honest with you and themselves
about what they know and don’t know...what they want to
do and will agree to do. It’s easier to trust and be with
someone that admits they are human and might be wrong.

It lightens everything up and allows you both to breathe
in the relationship.

4. And finally, you’ll get better commitment. People will
actually start doing more of what they say they will do in
this safe, honest and stress-free environment.

Join me in being “willing to be wrong”! : )

P.S. Don’t forget about this tool. It will always be there
for you when you need to save the day.


About the author:

Karoleen Fober is a business and life mastery coach.
She specializes in coaching financial advisors, business
owners and other successful professionals.

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