Are we ever ready for new things?

In retrospect, don’t all of our attempts at new things suck initially?

Were you ready for your first child?

Were you ready for  your first ever client?

Were you ready for your first ever employee?

Were you ready for the confrontational conversation that had to be had with your business partner because you beginning to believe the partnership is stalling?

Don’t we start ugly with most new things? Isn’t that the sign of being normal?  

We rarely figure out stuff beforehand, but it is amazing how many people expect the opposite. Isn’t this where the old line that good judgement comes from experience, but experience comes from poor judgement comes from?

You can certainly be prepared, but is that the same as being ready?

A newly minted graduate can be prepared with well accomplished degrees, but without any experience are they ready?

What are you waiting to be ready for right now?

Are you still not ready to charge the fee that you deserve? Are you ready to let go of commission payments?

Are you ready for doubling your fees and halving your client base?

Are you ready to do the things that you don’t want to do, but need to do, to earn the success that your deserve?

What are you waiting for?

Will you be ready when you get that new staff member?

Will you be ready when you’ve removed some debt?

Will you be ready when you leave this job?

Will you be ready when…

How about just doing it, starting really ugly knowing that you’ll figure it out like you’ve figured out stuff already. Waiting and wanting to be ready might just might be your biggest problem?

What do you reckon?


About Jim Stackpool

For nearly 30 years Jim has influenced, coached, and consulted to advisory firms across Australia. As founder of Certainty Advice Group, he leads a like-minded team of professional advisory firms seeking to create greater certainty for their clients. As an author, blogger, columnist, and keynote speaker, Jim is regularly called upon for his professional insights into the advice industry. His latest book Seeking Certainty is available now.

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