A few weeks ago a young man contacted me looking for help regarding his business and career goals.
Even though I haven’t been taking on new clients, I agreed to work with him.
However, a couple of days ago I received a text from him cancelling our appointment.
He said he’d found a therapist closer to him.
Now, to put things into perspective, he lives 20 mins away from my practice.
My clients very rarely cancel, so I felt compelled to reply… ahem… “Anna style”.
“…you should’ve mentioned you were looking for a coach around the corner from you, you said you were looking for the best.”
Before you jump into any conclusions… I didn’t reply this out of self-importance. There isn’t an arrogant bone in my body. There’s a reason I challenged this particular business man like this.
The reason is, before I work with anyone, I like to know they’ve some standards.
If all you’re looking for is the coach around the corner from you so it doesn’t cause you too much hassle, then I can honestly say I’m not interested in working with you, even if you live around the corner from me.
Over the years I’ve had people come see me from all parts of Ireland, the UK, and abroad.
I’ve had people save up for months to be able to do a coaching program with me.
Hell, I’ve two clients from Spain and a client from Mexico doing my Happiness Habit Course right now.
Could they not have found a coach closer to home?
Of course they could have. But my clients go out of their way to work with me. It’s one of the reasons they get such amazing results.
It’s also the reason I go out of my way to help them.
Because the only way to achieve great things in life is to have high standards to start with.
P.S: After my cheeky reply, the business man changed his mind and asked me to keep his appointment, to which I said… “sorry, that ship has sailed.”