Nothing is Free

Here is another lesson from my spiritual teacher.  This lesson can be applied to business and/or to being coached by someone, i.e. a teacher or mentor, and is something to keep in mind when someone asks you if you are coachable.

Being coachable means you are willing to let go of your preconceived notions and what you have done previously and be receptive to making some changes that are recommended to you by the coach.  If you don’t make the changes, the coach will become impatient with you and will likely drop you as a client.

You have to earn to learn

Experience is the pay

The price is change

If you are slow to learn through experience, you will pay more in experience in time, for the experience will become impatient and the price of change will come harder.  The price of change is the swiftness of learning.  You earn through paying in the amount of time it takes to experience a change from learning.  The understanding of the experience is the change that comes from the understanding which is the learning in the amount of time that the experience has patience and doesn’t feel held back from you not being ready to change.

Basically, this says that we learn lessons that facilitate change through experience.  If we don’t learn with the first experience, we keep having similar experiences with a great degree of difficulty until we learn what we are supposed to learn.  If we continue not to learn, the experiences become progressively more difficult.  The faster we learn, the less the price of change.  The price of change is relative to the degree of ease of difficulty that you create by the speed at which you learn.

Are you coachable?  Are you receptive to change?

Do you have a clear picture of the areas of your life and business where change is required?  It might be time for a reality check so you can discover those areas where you need to make changes.  If are subscribed to my blog, then you already have Julia Neiman’s 2 Step Reality Check to Discover and Overcome the Hurdles That Stand Between You and Your Dreams.  If you don’t have a copy of the Reality Check, simply enter your name and email in the box at the top right side of the page and it will be on it’s way to your inbox in seconds.


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Debbie - January 8, 2013

Good article. Change is good.
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    Julia - January 8, 2013

    Yes, Debbie, I agree that change is good. It is about how fast one can make the change. Thank you for your comment.

The Great Gordino - January 8, 2013

I like this – it reminds me of the concept that choosing to do nothing is still a choice, and as you say in this article, it’s a choice which can be the most costly!
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    Julia - January 8, 2013

    Thank you for reading and leaving your comment Gordon. Yes, choosing to do nothing is a costly choice. My intention with these past few articles has been to encourage readers to go a little deeper in their reading and understanding of the topics. I think it C.S. Lewis said in The Chronicles of Narnia, “further up and further in.” There’s always more and I try to encourage my young clients to go as deep as they can in their understanding.

    I appreciate your support.

Pauline - January 10, 2013

Hi Julia
We will not achieve in our business or personal life if we cannot accept change, if something is not working then we must move on, adapt and change.
When I first started out I tried doing it alone but soon found that I needed a little help if I was to succeed so I changed my mindset and sought out some more experienced marketers and I have moved forward.
Thanks for sharing
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    Julia - January 10, 2013

    Thank you for sharing your experience Pauline. Reaching out for help makes all the difference. I’ve had several great teachers and helpers along the way and still seek out help to keep moving forward. Changing your mindset is key!

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