March 22, 2023

EPI 286: Managing Your Expectations

Have you ever invested in a course, and not gotten the results you wanted? Maybe you followed your uplines playbook to the T and are still struggling to make sales while she’s earning bonus incentives for hers. 

You have high expectations for what you plan to achieve, and sometimes those expectations aren’t met. 

What if you looked at your life as a chain? Every chain is made of links, correct? While your life is the chain, each of your life experiences are the links that make up your chain. Here are three things that are helpful to remember when your expectations aren’t met:

  1. Everyone’s chains are different | People have different experiences in life. There’s a link where you learned to write. A link where someone did (or didn’t) mentor them. There’s failures, there’s success. Some people have read a ton of books, some have just been introduced to reading outside of school. One may have a corporate career, one may be a stay at home mom. So while you and someone else may have invested in the exact same training with the exact same coach – that link was added to two completely different chains of life experiences, which means you’ll most likely have two completely different outcomes. 
  2. Everyone’s chains are growing | We’re constantly added life links to our chain. So while you may have invested in a program at 25, you had a shorter chain and different life experiences and you weren’t in a place to maximize the information you learned. You add a few more links to your chain, and suddenly at 28, with the growth you’ve experienced that link that was incredibly weak at 25 is much stronger now.
  3. No one’s chains are wasted | Sometimes investments are made and you look back thinking “man, I probably shouldn’t have done that”. But let me tell you – it’s worth it. There will always be elements of your experiences that you can glean and that will resurface later in your life. Forgive yourself, forgive the coach and let go of that resentment. You can move forward and have your brain open and free and be thankful for everything that’s coming based on the life experience links in your chain.

At Guide Culture, we’re on a mission to not just empower people to make more sales, but equip them to do it better and faster than ever before. Our version of winning looks like watching you lead your prospects to the right solution for them, lead your team to a common goal, or lead your family to grow into the humans you know they can be. We believe sales is bigger than that slimy feeling you say you get when you pitch a new prospect. It’s about loving and serving your people well. And learning how to do it is not something you can afford to push to the side anymore. 

If you’d like to learn more about our next cohort this April, shoot us a DM with the word BLOG at @theguideculture on Instagram!

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