Yes. I got rejected.
It hurt. It really hurt.
So how can I be happy about this?
Let me put some context to it.
I applied for a government program that I thought would really help me in my business as I would have a business mentor and access to more including grants. I applied to a couple of companies that teach the program and nothing seemed to happen. Then CV19 prevented the lessons to be taught in the class and I was told that by the end of April I would hear. A month later I got a call to say that I didn’t fit the criteria for the program. I was absolutely devastated and thought that was the end. Living with depression I needed to be aware of my energy and my thoughts. This is when my friend came out and I was able to debrief and vent.
It took some time and more venting and I came to the realisation that it was such a good thing I didn’t get in. I would have been locked into a 12-month program where even before I started they were telling me that my niche was too narrow and that I was qualified to be a business coach supporting women living with depression.
This pissed me off and I let the lady know how wrong she was. I knew that she wasn’t going to change her mind and thanks to my precious friends I was able to totally reframe how I felt.
How is this a good thing?
- I have never been able to move through my emotions and thoughts so quickly and this is because of my friends.
- I would have been locked into 12 months of a program I know I wouldn’t have liked.
- I would have been told how to run my business which is not something I like.
- I would have been working with mentors that were also being told how to teach.
- I would have regretted my decision every day.
Whenever you are looking at working with a coach; buying a course or doing a program listen to your body first and then talk to someone. Getting someone else’s viewpoint can be so helpful.