Today I want to share a real life story of a significant loss.
Two months back, I had lost a high-paying client.
Though there was a good lot of other work from other clients as well, this loss did affect me - at least emotionally.
So one morning at around 8:45 am, I was sitting in my room and pondering, when I saw my father. He was being his normal self, making the wick for the diya, and lighting it up with ease and gratitude.
And that moment - in a moment of nothingness, something happened.
I don’t know what, but something just hit me!
My father is running a business for 40+ years, has built homes and shops for his brothers and nephews, has gotten three of his daughters married, and here he was - being relaxed and present in the moment.
And here I was, being a solopreneur for just six months, and feeling lousy on losing a client - let alone the fact that I was rid of the emotional burden of having them on board :)
Here’s what I reflected on finally:
Clients may come, clients may go, but I go on, forever.
Problems aren’t solved by pondering over them, rather looking within what could have avoided the problem and deciding not to make the same mistake again.
The most important wins in life are when we show up and do the work, even when no one is watching us. In his career of 4+ decades, would my father not have faced ups and downs? Of course, he would have! However, here he was - showing up daily, and what he has today is this - that what I made from that high paying client in a month, is what my father makes in a day, if the business is on a lower trend that day.
With time, good things come. Thank you Papaji, for showing that to me without saying a word - just by being You :)
So, about an update of my work with clients: Things are, of course, better now. I’ve realised the mistakes I made in that professional relationship, and also, have been careful to not to repeat those in the upcoming assignments :) (as there were a lott of chances for me to do ‘em)
Overall, I’m glad that I lost the client!
Otherwise I would have kept making the same mistakes with other clients as well, thereby, building myself up for bigger failure.
Have you also felt glad the same way, after a failure?
What were your reflections?
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I’ll love to hear your story…
PS: If you would want a sneak peek into real life experiences of more such people like you and I, you would definitely love my eBook: “Fit Doesn’t Fit”, that talks about career and life issues with people like us.
That’s it folks!
See you on Monday with a list of good things (or good-ies:D)
Till then, rock your remaining 2020 and remind yourself how powerful you are:)
And thank you, for your valuable time. It means a lot to me…