May 7, 2013
What I’ll share here is a limiting belief that I have become aware of. That I’ve known about for awhile — and that is the fear of writing / emailing / communicating with people — my students – for they are too sensitive and who knows what will spark them.
Here’s the example…
When people join this site I’ve arranged that they get a welcome message. An automated email from me welcoming them to the site and asking them to share some information about themselves. This is nice in my eyes, a little bit of an exchange between us, although there’s no personal attention through this site, at least I get to know a bit more about them.
I thought this was a good idea.
I still think it is.
This new girl emailed me a long email. Giving compliments, asking questions, etc.
I questioned whether I should reply back or not.
Seems silly, but I’ve experienced “big name” people not reply back. They always ignored me / their lower level people… lower level as in lower level offerings. People who paid more money get attention.
Okay… this sits in my head. How should I respond?
Then the concern that arose for me was that she asked a question, if people who also were members of this site could see her blog posts and if she’d be able to see theirs.
Dicey question. This is what stopped me for a minute. I wondered what to do.
I could ignore the question. I could lie (this was just an option, not something I would do). Or I could answer honestly, from my heart.
I choose to do the latter.
Here’s part of the email…
Which I will add that I totally tapped into my heart – answered from my heart — and spent time responding to her. Keep in mind, I value my time and energy, but thought it would be worth it to welcome someone new to my community. It’s that thought again, of building my business one relationship at a time… but we’ll get to that belief in a minute, as I feel it may be a limiting belief AS WELL!!
So here’s part of the email where I shared answers to her questions.