✨ You could be the ripest, juiciest peach in the entire world, but there will always be someone who just doesn’t like peaches ✨
In the early days of my career, if a client was dissatisfied or if a student didn’t sign up for another one of my courses, I took it personally. I would think, ‘I put my heart and soul into providing that service for you! What is it about me that you don’t want??’ I would feel rejected and spend tons of time wondering what I should have done differently to make them want me, but most of the time I couldn’t come up with an answer. ✨
Did you know that as a human being, statically speaking, about 25% of everyone you meet just plain won’t like you?? And there’s not a damn thing you can do about it! 🤭
When I first heard this statistic, I was devastated! All I could think about was how could I outsmart the stats and win over that 25%. But then it dawned on me—
What about the SEVENTY FIVE % who DO like me?! Once I realized that I have tons of people who can be on my team (be they friends, clients, students, etc.) I saw where my energies and focus should go! Not on winning over the people who just don’t care for my flavor, but on KEEPING the 75% of people who do! 🙌🏻
When you don’t click well with a client and they choose to not reschedule, unless you botched it up in one way or another and need to apologize or fix it, the odds are that it has nothing to do with you personally— they just don’t care for peaches, and that’s okay! Let them go find the apple they’re looking for so that you can focus on finding the clients who are dying for a peach. 🍑
Don’t worry about forcing every client relationship that presents itself to you. Be YOU, do your job well, and if what you have to offer isn't what they’re looking for, it doesn’t mean you are a failure or that others won’t want it. It just means that you now have an opportunity to keep focusing on your ideal client, rather than worrying about a relationship that may not last like you you need it to.
So here’s to being YOU and finding your 75%! 👏🏻 Comment 🍑 below if you are down to focus on finding your ideal clients and not worry about the rest. 🧡 #SpaStrong