I never even realized it. I’ve sent out letters before, even gotten calls. There was no way I was afraid. It’s been two weeks since I wrote about sending the probate letters to my lead list and I had yet to do it. Why? To me it seemed like I had good reasons…
- Needed to put up crown molding in the office
- Didn’t have the envelopes
- Didn’t have stamps
- Dentist appointment
These are valid reasons right? I was going to send out the letters the first chance I got. That chance had just not come and I still was planning to send out the letters. I wasn’t afraid to send them out, I just hadn’t gotten around to doing it yet. right?
Most people would agree with me, and find those above reasons to be valid. That is why most people don’t ever become successful. I was lucky enough to have met some great friends through this blog and one in particular called me out this past Monday. In case you didn’t read his comment…
Scott, when are you going to stop making excuses and start taking action?
Enough of the ‘Getting ready to get ready’ stuff. Get them mailed out and quit being afraid that they’re going to call you ya big baby 🙂 I’ve bookmarked your site to keep up on whats going on but I still don’t see that you’ve done something so simple and easy like, “Mail out probate letters”
C’mon Scottie, step up to the plate and come hang with the ‘Go Getters’ we’ve got kool-aid and the grass is really greener on this side 🙂
To be honest my first reaction was a defensive one, my mind quickly started listing those “reasons” I listed above. I then took a deep breath and stepped back for a second. Was I afraid?
Looking back at the last two weeks, I was able to identify many opportunities when I had time to pick up the needed supplies and get those letters out. I was amazed that fear may have sneaked up into me.
When I got home on Monday night, after getting lost trying to find my new real estate brokerage to pick up some papers (I laughed when I got lost, cause I thought of Steph), I ran to Staples to pick up envelopes and stamps. The rest of the night I printed out the letters, addressed the envelopes, seal and stamped them. It took me longer then expected because the letters printed out in a different order then the addressed envelopes argh!! The following morning I placed them in the mail.
A funny thing occurred as I sat in my car, in front of the post office mailbox, ready to put the letters in…The Fear Surfaced and become very apparent. My stomach got a little queasy and I paused, I WAS AFRAID after all. At this moment this part of Nick’s comment popped into my head..
…C’mon Scottie, step up to the plate and come hang with the ‘Go Getters’…
It seriously did! I then proceeded to drop the 75 envelopes into the mailbox. I now feel great, but a little nervous about the calls that are gonna come….haha
thanks for the push Nick!
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