How to Make the Most of Your Losses
You researched your ideal client. You courted them, made contact, and established a connection. Then it happened, they invited you to pitch a project. You planned what you thought was the perfect pitch meeting. Mood boards were made, macaroons were served. Still, you didn’t land the job.
Rather than beat yourself up or dwell on all of the things you did wrong, I challenge you to pause after every mental swing you take at yourself and say, okay, but how could I have done it better?
Pinpoint where you struggled
What part of the process didn’t work?
Were you well organized?
Was there something you forgot?
Did you give yourself enough time to execute your plan?
Did you even make a plan?
Did you market it to the right audience?
Did you highlight the pain points of the people you were trying to reach?
Did you clearly lay out the benefits of what you were offering?
If you can’t find the answers within yourself, ask for feedback. Get your ideal clients and favorite customers in on the brainstorm to see what they have to say. Come to them from a place of reflection (no defensive or combative language allowed!) and get specific on what didn’t work. Ask follow-up questions, but keep it short and positive (even if their feedback might sting a little).
Still not sure what questions to ask?
Maybe you’re too close to the situation to see clearly and you need an objective opinion. Or you’re unsure of how to capture that information without feeling awkward. Say no more, I’m here to help. Offering constructive criticism and actionable advice is one of my favorite services to provide!
Let’s set up a coaching session to see how you can learn from your losses because once you do, something wonderful happens — you’re able to let them go.
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