"We always teach what we need to learn."
Recently I've been having a lot of conversations with clients who are giving themselves a hard time for not perfectly doing the thing they help others to do.
So, for instance, someone might:
☑️find themselves stressing when they help others to release anxiety
☑️check Facebook or their email a million times during the day when they help their clients to be more productive
☑️be working a TON of hours when their brand is that they work part-time
Whatever the thing is, it's important to remember that we ALWAYS teach what we need to learn.
It's just that, if you're doing it right, you're at a higher level of learning than the clients you support, so you're re-learning that lesson as you advance.
As I made my the final edits to my book, it was really interesting for me to re-read all of the strategies and ways I help clients move through procrastination, fear and overwhelm to replace their incomes and quit their jobs.
Because, confession: I dealt with A LOT of these same things while writing the book.
Did it mean I wasn't qualified to help my clients or that they didn't get great results? No.
What it meant was, I was going to a whole new level in my life and business, and as a result, my old default patterns of managing stress popped back up.
What did I do about it? I made sure my own support was rock-solid so that I wouldn't self-sabotage, and I moved through it!
Now, I'll be able to help my clients write & launch their own books, if they desire, because it's something I've actually done.
We're ALLOWED to be teaching what we need to learn, but the important distinction is to only teach what you've already done, as well.
What questions do you have about this? Or is this something you can take a deep breath, take off the pressure, and give yourself more permission around?