I just recently coached my one month intensive Jump Start™, and something came up throughout the weekend that feels worthy of a blog. It’s the idea of being the solution to someone’s problem.
So, let me back up for a moment and give this idea some context. Because, often in this business, we are highly driven and focused. This is not a bad thing, but it can have a downside. That downside is that in our drive and focus, we only think about ourselves.
And what that looks like day-to-day is a “me, me, me” attitude. We are only looking for the solution to our own problem—the person we need to meet, the thing we think they can do for us when we meet them, and so on. This can lead us to becoming that very thing we most loathe, desperate.
We all hate the desperate actor, writer, director, etc. We can smell desperation a block away. We don’t want to be that person. And yet we secretly fear that we are!