Have you ever wondered why some fighters fight with gloves instead of bare hands; consider how gloves soften the blow. Don’t get me wrong, getting hit by your opponent who is wearing gloves can knock your lights out!
Getting hit with bare knuckles is a more concentrated blow, and, without gloves you have the opportunity to grab your opponent which will give you more options in the fight.
Euphemistically speaking, when creating success in your business, do you want to approach it with the gloves on or with the gloves off? For instance, someone who works with the gloves on will tell you what you want to hear, take your money, and allow you to walk away with a smile on your face. Working with someone with the gloves off will show you how your past choices have gotten you where you are and empower you to make some tough choices that could result in creating greater success in your life. In parenting, we call this “tough love.”
When looking for a mentor or coach, do you want to work with someone who works with the gloves on or with the gloves off? When working with a client do you tell them what they want to hear, take their money and walk away, or do you stand in your power and empower them to understand why what you have to offer can make a difference in their life?
When you are asking yourself why your business isn’t where you would like it to be, do you ask yourself with the gloves on or with the gloves off? Many people will simply shrug and convince themselves that they tried their hardest as they give up, but that is simply a defensive statement we learn to make to justify to ourselves why we did not get what we wanted (gloves on mentality).
What if you were to think with the gloves off? What New Beginnings could you create in your life or business? Do you begin to see the possibilities of what is available to you?
When you start working your business with the gloves off, how much more concentrated will your results be? Step into your power, reclaim your belief in why you do what you do, then go out and watch your business grow!