You’re Not in Trouble, We Just Want You Back in Here
I have been thinking long and hard about this, and I just want to clear something up.
If you don’t come in the door for a long period of time, you may be thinking you are going to get berated when you come back in that first time. That is not the case at all. We contact you because we legitimately want you to come back. We want you to achieve what you set out to accomplish and we are here to make that happen. That is our purpose – to help you reach your goals.
However, here is the roadblock some may face… You don’t come to training for a while, you get out of a routine, and eventually you just feel like you have fallen too far. The prospect of returning and having to regain all that was lost seems daunting. So what often happens? You push it aside thinking “I have just slipped too far”, so you start filling your time up with other things. At that point, you start not looking at emails, not answering or returning phone calls and the like. Often it’s because you think you are going to get chewed out or get in trouble.
If you are anything like me, you feel embarrassed after missing those calls and not getting back. The more you ignore and the more you push it off, the more and more you cringe at the thought of picking up that phone or walking in the door. It’s hard to talk to or face someone who you have been trying not to see or talk to. So after a while it becomes more about the fear of seeing that person, than the actual training itself.
Well, I am here to tell you that no one is going to look down on you for coming back in. For picking up the phone when you get called or for returning the email. You will never get a snide or rude email back. We want you here. Ultimately, that is why we send those messages and make those calls, for that exact reason. You aren’t in trouble and you are not going to get berated when you come back in. We want you here and we want to help you. Avoiding us and avoiding training doesn’t help anyone. Don’t be embarrassed, don’t be scared, don’t avoid… just get in here and accomplish everything you can imagine.
Make it happen!