If you remember all the way back to January (!?) I was on about my word of the year; I mentioned landing on “rhythm”, but what I realize now is that what I was actually getting at was “honesty”.
And guess what it’s okay to change your mind, that’s part of being honest.
Lately, I’ve found myself falling back into a really old narrative.
One that continues to tell me that I’m too small, I don’t have anything to contribute, I’m too quiet, or I don’t have anything to say that anyone will want to hear. And you know what pattern I find myself participating in when that happens?
I start hiding.
I start to think that I need to be doing something to get to that elusive “sweet spot” where I feel like I have something significant to offer.
I start to shrink myself into the background, I trade the thing that I really want to say for something more neutral, more palatable.
You know what sucks the life out of relationships?
It’s platitudes, my friend.
Saying things you think you’re supposed to say, acting in ways you think folks expect you to act.
This falls *SO FLAT*.
You know it, you’ve done it, you’ve had it done to you.
It’s the reason why both you and I feel so disconnected after these kinds of interactions.
Honesty allows us to build depth in relationships, depth in relationships builds trust. And what’s a relationship without trust, amiright?
That’s when I realized;
I’ve started carrying these reflections with me day in and day out:
I am everything I need to be today.
I have everything I need for today.
What do I have to say today?
How can I be honest today?
So when it comes to your business whether you sell a service or a product, let’s start by being honest.
You know why the thing you have to offer is awesome, goddammit, you even know why someone would also think that it’s awesome. So what’s holding you back from showing up … honestly??
Are you saying all the things you think you’re supposed to be saying and still not making those connections?
Or are you freezing up? Does analysis paralysis set in when it comes to sharing what you have to say? Are you afraid you don’t have enough to offer today?
Don’t get me wrong, I know it takes a great deal of vulnerability to put yourself out there, my friend, but it goes hand in hand with honesty.
So this is me cheering you on; say the thing you have to say! And if you need help crafting it or discovering exactly what that thing is… Give me a call
Or maybe you already know what you have to say but don’t know how to show it, like Devyn. Take a look at what we were able to accomplish together.
When Devyn reached out about help with The Wellness Hub’s social media presence, she expressed how she felt overwhelmed with the inconsistent branding and lack of ability and resources to sort this out herself.
She had already put in the work and had invested in a great brand and website but didn’t feel that she had the time or the expertise to accurately represent her brand through this channel, without outside help.
One thing I learned quickly about Devyn and The Wellness Hub was that they were not interested in showing up in a typical way. (MY FAVOURITE!)
To be honest, the current approach to clinical care sadly overlooks the client experience; often serving clients in dingy or sterile environments that are inaccessible to caregivers responsible for little ones throughout the day.
The Wellness Hub drops the need to find separate activities or care for these members by providing a space that is open for families to come and be families while receiving the care that they need.
A truly holistic approach!
As you walk into The Wellness Hub you’re meant to feel as if you just stopped by a friend’s house. The lobby is a comfy living room set up with sofas, toys and a plushy soft carpet. Next to the reception desk is a fully stocked kitchen with drinks and snacks to keep everybody happy. You may even get a visit from Dr. Devyn’s golden retriever during your visit!
With these communication tools in hand, The Wellness Hub team has been able to share valuable resources and be a source of empowerment to help clients reach their unique health goals, all while elevating their overall treatment experience.
View the full case study here.
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