Open Letter to Service Providers
No matter how amazing you are at what you do, you won't be everyone's cup of tea.
Stop Beating Yourself Up
At some point in your career, you will come across situations that hurt. Sometimes its self-inflicted because you were over-analyzing and running with untrue fears. In other moments the client may really not have been thrilled with your service.
When you pour your whole heart into your craft, it is impossible to not allow these situations to get you all in your feels.
I GET IT.
I'VE FELT IT.
What I need you to realize, in those overwhelming moments of feeling like your client didn't love your service, is it doesn't mean you failed.
It doesn't mean you aren't good at what you do.
Let's Get Creative
Envision a woman... a remarkable creature.
She meets a guy. But unlike most people, he isn't "wowed" by her.
He doesn't find her charm, well, charming.
He doesn't find her confidence fascinating.
He doesn't find her success inspiring.
He doesn't find her... worth it.
Does this make her less of a woman?
Well, excuse my French, but HELL NAH.
It simply means, for whatever reason, she wasn't his cup of tea.
I think its important to evaluate situations and see what we could have done better. I think it speaks volumes on who we are as service providers when we are constantly fueling our craft. But, as most service providers do, I have a really hard time NOT beating myself up when I don't retain a client, or when I feel a clients reaction could have been better.
I know I'm good at what I do.
I know I give my absolute best in every moment.
But STILL... I won't be everyone's cup of tea.
YOU won't be everyone's cup of tea.
And that, my friends, is something we have to accept. We have to stop losing sleep over the 1 out of 200. We have to be kinder to ourselves because we are human. We have to ACCEPT that not everyone will be "wowed" by us. But, we are not less of a person or professional because of it.