You know what would help this whole “Yes” process? A little rehearsal!
Let’s start by listing out five ways people could say “Yes” to your work. Find a piece of paper and do that, and then come back. I’ll be here.
Did you do it? Oh good! Pick one of those ways, whichever one calls to you the most. (Remember, you can always go back and do the others later. In fact, I encourage it!)
Close your eyes and imagine the “Yes” happening. See the look on the client’s face, read the email that accepts your work, hear the voice on the other end of the phone line.
Open your eyes and write down what you will do and say in that situation. If you think you’ve messed up, cross it out and try it again. Take all the time you need to get it just right.
Let’s get ready for that Yes!
***Please note that this piece uses Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Tools™ as I continue my journey to becoming certified in that style. You can find more information at http://www.kaizenmuse.com.