I like to say that if you could do what you want to do, you’d have done it already.

My clients come to me because they have a problem they want to solve. There’s a goal they want to achieve, a dream they want to make reality, and they are having trouble getting there on their own.

You know the feeling of wanting something so badly but feeling like it’s just out of reach?

Have you worked really hard at something but find you haven’t gotten anywhere?

Maybe you want to produce music full time but aren’t sure how to find clients. So, you post online. And you post online. And you post online.

Maybe you want to be an artist but need to “get your name out there”. So, you give away free portraits. And you give away free portraits. And you give away free portraits.

Or maybe you want to be a full-time coach but aren’t sure how to get that going. So, you offer free coaching sessions. And you offer free coaching sessions. And you offer free coaching sessions.

That last one’s my story.

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At some point, you must realize that the thing you’re doing isn’t working. That strategy may have worked once, but it isn’t serving you anymore. Do you have the courage to adopt a new one?

It can be hard to let these go sometimes. You convince yourself that you found the way, the method, and that it has to work no matter what. But how’s that working out for you?

Are you getting the results you want? Are you happy? Satisfied?

Say you keep doing what you’re doing. If you looked out five years from now, can you honestly say you’d be where you want to be? That you’d be proud of yourself?

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, as the old saying goes. I mentioned in a previous post how there are so many ways to do things depending on your perspective and your goals. The point is not to get mired in any one approach, but to try them out until you find the one that works for you.

Then, you keep experimenting to find the next best approach. And so on.

You don’t have to get stuck in a loop of the same strategies. If you find it’s not working for you, let it go. If you find a new strategy that might work better, be willing to let go of the thing that works now. Focus on growth.

Things are only as useful as the problem they solve. If you have new problems, get new solutions.

When things stop being useful, you can let them go.

As Einstein is quoted as saying, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Are you willing to make a change for different results?

You don’t have to be stuck. Choose progress.