You’re good enough.
Words that I had to teach myself. No one else had told me this in my life.
Not at my job, I was always good at the techie side of things.
No, I had to convince myself that I was good enough to deal with people. In those 15 minutes before a meeting, I had to mentally prepare myself. To reassure myself that I couldn’t lose my job because I didn’t explain myself correctly. That people wouldn’t notice that I’d rather hiding in a toilet than sat around that table.
People have always confused me. Don’t get me wrong, I can force myself to deal with people if I must, but I can think of a million other things I’d rather do.
And guess what happened?
I found those 15 minutes making it worse. Because all I did was think about the awkward questions. The “what if they ask that?” scenarios. I’d imagine them sitting there, arms folded, rolling their eyes because they didn’t get what I meant.
I actually started calling in sick to avoid dealing with those meetings.
I knew the basics. I knew for the most part what I needed to do; I just could never quite make it happen in the moment.
It was when I realised that theory isn’t always easy to make reality that things changed.
I’d done a course years ago when the company thought I needed to be better at talking given I was a leader. Since then, I’ve muddled my way through.
I actually met Michelle networking. And I told her all of this. She listened, gave me some pointers to try and told me I could do it.
I went away and forgot all about it, until one particularly awful meeting made me remember what Michelle said about making people more receptive to me. So, I tried it. Each of her nuggets of wisdom I used in that room.
And the response I got was different. “Brilliant, thanks Cathy, great work”.
Needless to say, I called Michelle before I’d even reached my desk. Everything she had told me was from her Intermediate course. I booked on then and there.
It was the best £1,500 I’ve ever spent. The promotions alone over the past 18 months have increased my salary by 25%.
I wouldn’t be as successful as I am now without Michelle.
For anyone else who is looking at this course, my advice is buy it. You’ll never regret it.
Thank you again Michelle,
Cathy say’s it better than I ever could. If you want to change your work life, then hit the button below!