I knew this business owner was fun, friendly and really good at what he did.
I was curious to find out more and suspected that I’d find his work really useful, but I couldn’t quite bring myself to arrange the call.
Every time I thought about talking to him, I got another round of internal chatter about why that wasn’t a good idea.
I told myself:
“I won’t know what to say”
“I can’t quite put into words what I’m struggling with, and I don’t know what to ask so I don’t want to waste his time”.
“He might try to sell to me and I won’t be able to get out of it.”
“I’ll feel awkward and I won’t know how to end the conversation.”
Out trickled an endless stream of my own ‘stories’.
It ended up with me not contacting someone who could quite possibly have helped me with something in my business.
Do you recognise yourself in this scenario?