This is a very useful story that will give you some clear guidance about how to handle situations when you know that something is wrong and you want to fix it without wasting a lot of time and energy.
So, the day I returned home from Hawaii (after an amazing vacation), I got a strange rash on the top of my hands (gross….I know).
Because my body tends to heal itself pretty quickly, I didn’t pay much attention to it….until it was still there 9 days later (ouch!).
Each day, it would look better, then worse, then better, then worse…so I was in one of those spaces where I wasn’t really sure what to do….but I knew something was wrong.
When friends of mine would see it (because it was pretty hard to miss), they would come up with all types of different hypotheses to diagnose my situation. I would hear things like:
“The universe is clearly trying to tell you something about your hands” and “You’ve built up so much excess heat that you should look at how you’re directing your energy.”
While all of this information could be true, I had a truly enlightening experience when I decided to visit the dermatologist – AKA, the expert at skin disorders.
Within 10 seconds of walking in the room, she said: “Oh, you have Phytophotodermatitis, which comes from getting citrus on your hands and then spending excess time in the sun. It’s nothing to worry about and if you use this cream, it will clear up within a short period of time.”
At that moment, I reflected back on my last days in Hawaii and realized that this is EXACTLY what happened….problem solved!
So, was it some deeply rooted psychological issue that I needed to “look at?” NO!! It was a simple (physical) reaction to an external circumstance….that’s it!
AND the best part is that our 3 minute consultation cost me $100!
Why, might you be asking, is that the best part?
Because it validated some extremely important and valuable points that are deeply relevant to your business…and here it is.
Think of how much time, energy, and money I would have wasted if, instead of going right to the expert, I went to a bunch of different healers who weren’t specialized in this particular area.
While well-intentioned, these people probably would have given me all sorts of different theories as to why I got a rash, and what it means, and why I brought this on myself.
Which of course would have caused me to get all worried and over-analyze my situation to death (now I’m just being dramatic).
But there’s a valid point in all this – and that’s to always make sure you are going to get help from the people who are specialists in the area that you need guidance.
Think about it…Was $100 for 3 minutes expensive? YES!
Was it worth the incredible peace of mind I received knowing exactly what this was, that it wasn’t a big deal, and the easy steps to clear it up?
That’s an even bigger YES!!!!
And, do you think that this woman who worked her butt off to get through medical school had an quandaries about charging that much for her great work?
Of course not…
SO, there are two great lessons in this post for you.
The first is to make sure that you are going to the experts for help (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again).
If someone says they can do everything, be wary…because that usually means they just haven’t focused on becoming a specialist…which means that you won’t receive the precise guidance and clarity you’re looking for.
AND, even if it seems like it might cost a little more up-front to get their knowledge and expertise, understand the BIG-PICTURE benefits, like saving time, peace of mind, and clarity of focus….because once you have these energies, it’s MUCH EASIER to show up at your highest (which will allow you to make more money and help more people).
The second is to focus your energy and attention on becoming “an expert” because that will allow you to feel completely and totally comfortable asking for and receiving what you’re truly worth.
You feel me?
(As a note, this post might make some people upset because I’m sure someone it could be interpreted as me knocking healers. But that’s not the case AT ALL. I’m simply stating that it’s always best to seek help from those who are specialized in a very specific area, and to avoid those who think that can do everything for all people.)
So, now it’s your turn to share.
Can you share a story about when you either didn’t go with an expert (and what happened) or when you decided to “bite the bullet” and make the investment (and what happened). Maybe you had a positive experience with the “non-expert” and a terrible experience with the “expert”.
Whatever happened, please share your story as a comment below…because I am LOVING reading your thoughts!!
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