Call me a hypocrite?

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Neagle                 Code Question

Hello David,

I started integrating personal growth coaching in my web development business for my current clients. Since then my business partner calls me a hypocrite and I am starting to feel like I am since I stumble and fail numerous times. I feel like I am not practicing what I preach. Should I still continue guiding people when I can’t even guide myself 100% of the time?

Neagle                                               Code Answer

Thank you for this great question.

First of all, I applaud you for taking action towards creating something that sounds like you really desire in your business.

Creating a business requires personal growth in order to truly be successful. Each area of our lives has an impact on our business. The way we do something is often the way we do everything in life. Therefore, supporting your clients with personal growth could be a great service for them.

To teach something well, you must have experienced it yourself. In order for you to be in integrity, you must practice and believe in what you are teaching your clients.

When it comes to other people, the truth is that no one can ever say anything to you that you don’t already say to yourself in some way. Subconsciously, you may not fully believe in yourself, which is why your business partner has been calling it out.

Be gentle with yourself. You don’t have to be perfect.

If you were perfect all the time, you wouldn’t grow.

Reframe every opportunity that you perceive as a “failure” as a golden opportunity to learn something new.

The more you learn and grow from all of your own experiences, the more you will be able to serve your clients because you will have gone through it and come out on the other side.

When you are in a growing experience, ask yourself: “Is there something I don’t understand about this situation? Why did I create this? How is this serving me? What can I learn from this experience?”

Keep moving forward and start believing in yourself. Look at your life as a classroom for your own growth that you can then use to teach from.

Just Believe,®
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