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Is Your Negative Mind Chatter Holding You Back?

As home stagers and redesigners you are just like any other business owner. You can get full steam ahead with your work, love it and then suddenly without explanation you come to a screeching halt! So what happens?

You get sabotaged by your thinking! It’s often been referred to as the ‘What If’ scenario that plays havoc with your mind. You seem to forget everything that you have accomplished in the past and actually feel paralyzed from moving forward. The ‘What If’ mind talk is fear and ego based and you know the ego doesn’t like you changing and moving out of fear!

I’d like to share with you some of the ‘What If’ mind talk scenarios that I have heard over the past several years of coaching women in the home staging and redesign business.

WHAT IF…

  • I don’t get my website up before I have my first client…
  • I spend all this money on the course and I’m not very good at the work…
  • I don’t get any good leads from my trade show booth…
  • I can’t get anyone to help me on the staging job…
  • I don’t get that bid for the home staging job…
  • The client doesn’t like my work…

WHAT IF YOU DID…

  • Get your first client before your website was up! Fantastic! You will do a great job for them and be able to use their testimonial and have great new photos for your portfolio.
  • Know that you have made a great investment because you have confirmed that you are in fact, a fantastic home stager; you have the confidence and the credentials now to attract clients.
  • Screen your trade show attendees really well and because of this, got some amazing ideal clients.
  • Put out a request for helpers from other home stagers you met in the course. You can even try a few different ones out to see who is the best fit for you and your business. And you find a great partner!
  • Find out who got the bid and most importantly ‘why’. Next time you bid you now have more information to surpass your last bid offer.
  • The most amazing job possible and you loved your work. Is it possible this client would not have liked what anyone did?
  • Take a look at what you have accomplished in the past because the way you do anything is the way you do everything! Focus on your strengths and know that you can achieve your goals.
Colleen McClure
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Proud owner of PRES Staging® and expert home stager. I naturally started drawing interiors when I was very young. I see finished projects completed in my minds-eye as the client explains to me how they would love to see their space created. I then can draw sketches quickly to produce this vision right then and there with the client. My creative talents led me to full time work as a career counsellor working with people, designing workshops, facilitating groups when the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements. My many talents in this field was a happy marriage to own PRES the Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. Helping others start and run their own home décor businesses for redesign and staging, learning design principals and building confidence brings me great joy and passion. Working with people and helping them make confident decisions comes easy to me.