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The horse & buggy analogy

horse & buggy

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A while back, I was catching up with one of my very first clients-turned-friends. (Random aside … this is one of the things I love about coaching. You get to connect with really cool people who often end up becoming lifelong buddies.)

In our conversation she mentioned that an off-the-cuff (and definitely not super serious) analogy I’d made had actually really helped her to see life differently. So much so that she still thinks about it to this day.

This story involves references to horses and aliens, so don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

THE BACKSTORY

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7 questions to ask yourself before saying yes to anything

yes

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As an introvert who’s also a recovering people pleaser, it still gives me a small thrill of rebelliousness to say no to things.

That’s probably because in years past, I used to be a total yes girl.

Before I’d fully accepted my more introverted nature (meaning I need a LOT of downtime and spaciousness, and I quickly get overwhelmed with too many plans), I was always overcommitting myself.

And before I’d gotten my people-pleasing ways (mostly) in check, my fear of disappointing people was intense. So without thinking, I’d automatically say yes to work projects, social …