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How to help clients take action when they don't believe in themself

is the problem just too big?

Ever had a client who knew what to do, but just wouldn’t do it?

Maybe they even knew this was the best next action to take… they felt confident it was their next step…

…but they just felt stuck?

Over the years I’ve worked with hundreds, if not thousands of clients like this.

Here’s the thing: It doesn’t matter how perfectly they know what to do, if they still lack belief in themself.

This visual helps me understand this concept on a different level:

The problem, action step, or obstacle didn’t change… they changed.

If your client is in the pits when it comes to their own belief in self, that next action step might just be a little too high of a reach for where they’re at.

“Ok Kirk, I need to help them believe in themself more. How do I do that?”

Here’s a few empowerment techniques that’ve worked for me (and my clients) to build belief:

And here’s a one simple strategic change that can get them past that blockage:

Break that big action step into much smaller ones.

Tiny wins feel amazing after being stuck for a while - and usually generate huge momentum to do the next step, and the next one, and the next one.

So next time your client is stuck, build them up, and break down their action step.

Quote of the week:

Be open-minded. Embrace being wrong. Free yourself of preconceptions. Talk less, listen more. Question everything, even yourself.

Karen Salmansohn

Song of the week:

- Kirk

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