Stout Founder & Publisher Christi Hester finds a Coachable Moment in a recent conversation with Molly Fletcher.
Introducing Stout “Coachable Moments”
Getting to your next level means being open to feedback, and viewing it as a valuable tool to fast track you to new heights. If you’re brave enough to ask, tapping into the wisdom of others who have been there, and receiving any constructive feedback without taking it personally, can be the key to opening up new possibilities – in a word you become “coachable”. In our new Stout “Coachable Moments” features, we share real, personal and relatable “a-ha” moments from conversations that lead to self-evaluation, action and growth. Are you ready to be coached?
You don’t have to be a startup entrepreneur, an artist or writer to experience a block. Blocks are those big, self-imposed stoppers that can sabotage your success. In the course of a conversation with Molly Fletcher, Stout’s Founder Christi Hester discovered one of her own, opened herself to this Coachable Moment, and gained some great insights on how to tackle this success killer.
Christi Hester: How do you get through a block?
Molly Fletcher: I create a new story. Blocks are deeply seated in a FEAR. The only way to overcome is to envision what’s possible down the road and create a new story. First I would ask, what are you afraid of?
CH: I’m afraid that if I do everything I think I’m supposed to do and still fail. I’m resisting selling my own product. Sales is actually a strength of mine, something I have been successful at for others, but I’m having a hard time pushing through to find the YES and being brave enough to get the NO’s to understand why.
MF: So the story you’re telling yourself right now is ‘If you do nothing, then you won’t fail. If you try and fail, that’s not at all OK.’
CH: Basically, yes. So how would I go about creating a new story?
Molly then went on to outline steps to walk through that could help Christi break past her block– and we’re sharing them below so you can apply this Stout Coachable Moment if you are experiencing a block, barrier or wall keeping you from hitting your next level.