You can't outsource your pushups just like you can’t ask someone else to take responsibility for results in your business.
Are you with me on this logic?
If so, the same principle applies to *your* clients and their results.
Taking on responsibility for their metaphorical pushups and results isn’t only not yours to hold, it also unintentionally takes away some of their power when you assume that’s yours to take on.
Staying with the pushup metaphor, think about this through the lens of hiring a personal trainer.
Let’s say you hire the best pushup trainer in the world, you pay them a million dollars to learn how to do the perfect pushup and get ripped arms, and they also happen to care deeply about you, the work, and your results.
You still gotta show up and do the damn pushups, right?
And, if you bitch and moan and refuse to do them (or go home and sabotage your efforts by eating junk) and don’t get the results you want…whose responsibility for results is that?
You can be the best in the world at what you do, ask people to invest at a high level, care deeply about your clients’ results, and it’s still your clients’ job to show up and do the pushups.
But, I know how tempting it is to want to try to do the pushups for your clients or spin out worrying when they’re not staying accountable to their pushup plan...and make it mean something about you, your work, and your worth.
This is something I support clients with every day (so, you’re not alone) because as a heart-centered service business owner it can feel challenging to separate yourself from your client and know the difference between caring and carrying.
The more you’re clear on what’s yours to hold and what responsibility for results is your clients’, the more you can release the pressure on both of you, which allows your clients to feel safe to work through what they need to and feel empowered enough to trust themselves to do their own pushups for those big results.
Wishing you your version of success.