You Got Potential …….

Posted by Trudy in Blog | 12 comments

Do you remember in “Pretty Woman” when Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) turns to her friend Kit De Luca and says “We think you got a lot of potential Kit De Luca”.  I love that phrase and the look on Kit’s face – FINALLY someone believed in her; finally someone could see that she had potential to do what she wanted to do…

Do you have people in your life that can SEE your potential and won’t let you settle for anything less?

Do you have FAITH in your own abilities and KNOW your potential?

I find it really hard to do this for myself.

I think that limiting beliefs and playing small is where most of us are happy to stay and when we are shown that there is something BIGGER in store for us – that is when fear and procrastination can kick in to keep us in our comfort zone!

We all have doubts and we all have “those days” that all we want is for someone to say to us “you got potential [insert your name here]!”.

I find with clients that in talking about their “potential” it can ignite certain responses – anger, fear, excitement, dread – then it can be the excuses that are interesting to stay where you are now…..

“I can’t do that…. What if I fail?” – but what if you don’t!….

“That will never work, I don’t know how to do it” – but what if it DID work……

“Someone else is already doing it, there isn’t room for me” – but what if you were JUST YOU and that helped someone…..

THEN in kicks procrastination – because if fear takes over, then procrastination will be around the corner to “protect you” and keep you where you are…Crikey – it is NEVER ENDING!

It is a gentle process to know in your heart that you are meant for bigger and better things – and to be able to take the action steps needed to REACH YOUR POTENTIAL.  Hopefully you are surrounding yourself with wonderful people who can see what you are meant for and help you on the journey to achieving that.

3 Things to help you…

Here are 3 things to consider when you KNOW that there is something else out there for you….:

  1. In “Field of Dreams” the tag line was “Build it and they will come”…. But what if you told people that it was coming…. You get a reaction from your audience and even SELL it …. THEN build it!  This would help to know how quickly to build it AND/OR if your audience is the right audience for the product or service that you are offering.
  2. If you are sitting at home wondering why it ISN’T happening for you…. Ask yourself what needs to change?  Who do you need?  What do you need? Some people (like me) need to have a team in place to move forward.  FIND YOUR TEAM….
  3. If you are stuck…. Write a list!  A list of what the product or service is; A list of who it is for;  A list of who you want to serve; A list of why you want to do it;  A list of WHAT YOUR POTENTIAL MEANS TO YOU!

Join the FREE Workshop

If after all that you are still not reaching your potential then perhaps it’s time for some outside help.  I’m hosting a webinar on 25th November 2014 to help people just like you bust through the procrastination so that you can share your potential with the world, please click here and “Move from Being STUCK to being PRODUCTIVE!”

Here is your next step ......

If you need a mentor or a coach that can help you find, nourish and FLOURISH with your potential, call me for a chat to see if we can work together!  I don’t just find and believe in your potential, I find the resources that you need to make the potential a reality!

And if you would like some daily accountability and support from an incredible group of women – come over to our Facebook Group “The Daisy Chain Group – Accountability Zone” – it is FREE and fabulous!

Comments (12)
  1. Samantha says:

    Trudy, I agree. There is such power in someone believing in you and see your potential.

    • Trudy says:

      Thanks Samantha – I would love to hear about what you think your potential is….. and how you are working towards it?? 🙂

  2. Kylie says:

    Hey spunky lady! I wanna be the Kit to your Vivian any day. oh yeah and you ROCK at shining the light on your clients potential – its superpower! Love seeing your shine xx K

    • Trudy says:

      Thank you so much Kylie! I LOVE that you think that it is SUPER POWER!! I am getting a cape with the word “POTENTIAL” on the back!!

  3. jo ebisujima says:

    This is sooooo true, often people close to you KNOW what you are capable of but you can’t see it yourself and then you just stop yourself from doing it anyway – crazy!
    Having someone else believe in you and cheering you on can make a HUGE difference.

    • Trudy says:

      Yes Jo!!! Thank you, I hope that this gave you some ideas and helped support you! I know that you have MASSIVE potential! 🙂

  4. Mui says:

    Absolutely! I have a best friend who sees my awesomeness that I cannot see. Having a chat with her always lifts me up and makes me concentrate on my strengths rather than weaknesses.

    • Trudy says:

      Oh Mui – that is so wonderful! Surrounding yourself with people who lift you up is so important!

  5. Sonja Pound says:

    I love the comment about -finding your team- I think that’s so important. I recently read PUSH by Chalene Johnson. She talks about surrounding yourself with people that lift you up and support you. So powerful.

    • Trudy says:

      I am going to look into that book! Thanks Sonja!

  6. Puja Madan says:

    What a brilliant take on approaching life and work Trudy! I totally get buoyed when I’m around people who already see my full potential. And I hold the same vision for the women in my coaching program and retreats. Love the list writing and changing the status quo suggestions as well. Great post.

    • Trudy says:

      Thank you Puja… it is great to hold that space for other people!

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