Yesterday, something happened that took me aback.
Like ... I literally sat at my desk for several minutes, looking up and down, and back and forth, between the air above my head in the room in front of me and a text I received through Messenger.
Before I show you ... a little backstory.
I had been stressing about changes my coach proposed for our mastermind.
Because I was just about the only one stressing (one other gal messaged me privately to say she shared my concern), I urged the group to move along and forget about my objection.
It obviously had something to do me with, not with the proposed changes.
That's when another person, a member of the same mastermind, messaged me to offer a free tapping session to help me clear whatever was causing the stress.
I've heard of tapping, but had never done it.
So I said, yes. I was glad for the offer.
Then we started the back and forth with the schedule. You know what I mean.
FIRST PARTY: When do you want to do it?
SECOND PARTY: I don't know ... when do you want to do it?
FIRST PARTY: You tell me ... when do YOU want to do it?
And so on.
And I got super busy with client work.
So I wrote to ask for a raincheck.
I'm the person speaking in the blue bubbles.
Did you feel that as well?
Despite the smiley face and "no harm," the response was harsh.
Yeah, it took me some time to get back to her. But when I did, I was truly interested in rescheduling.
But she blew me off.
"I don't think you understand the value."
I told you I've heard of tapping but haven't done it.
You're right in that I didn't (and don't) understand the value.
I'm also right in a few more things:
I toyed with the idea of responding to the message with any one of those bullet points. But I couldn't do it.
I had to let it lie.
That negative energy was volleyed to me. I caught it, and played with it for probably too long.
Then I volleyed it to my husband, my loyal listener and number one fan, and I volleyed it again, just now, to you.
You can volley it back my way, if you must.
But when I press publish, I hereby release that harsh energy forever, and replace it with a sense of love towards one who needs softness in selling.
BTW It's interesting that the term softness came up just now; a while back I wrote about another incident where another someone needed softness as well.
Renae Gregoire is a content mentor and clarity expert changing the world one outstanding leader at a time. The coaches, consultants, and experts she works with have big visions for creating transformational change--if only they could create that content! Her work typically involves a blend of strategy and wordsmithing, with a heavy focus on the reader's perspective. Renae is also the creator of the Blog Post Inspiration Deck, the Blog Your Brilliance online program, and the Content Coaching Club.