Some of my clients joke with me (at least I think it's a joke) that I can see the future. They ask me to tell them what I see for them in the weeks or months ahead. And I do. I tell them what I see they are capable of, and what is absolutely possible for them. Whether it's their future or not is not up to me, though—it's up to them.
Because if you're a 'people helper' like me and offer a service or product that helps others to achieve something more than they are right now, you'll be able to see the future too. Just like I find it super-easy to see what's on the end of everyone's nose in terms of their talent (i.e. their Thing) you see something in people too that I very much doubt right now they see for themselves. And that's why they need you and your Thing.
(If they could see the future right now, they'd already be heading towards it, btw—so if they are asking then they aren't seeing it).
The other thing is that I see BIGGER Things than people see for themselves. Or I see a different DIRECTION to take their Thing in. And sometimes it's as simple as getting people to look behind them, or to the side, just to get a different angle on what's possible. Sometimes I need to share the right story or metaphor that makes sense so that the mist clears and it's super-clear what can come next. It's not that I really see the future, but that I can help give clarity of sight that means the person I am working with can see further ahead.
I often talk about brick walls—the brick wall that you wake up with every day that you can't see past. Now the brick wall I help knock down is not being clear on your Thing (or how to get famous for your Thing if you already know it). So it's not easy to see how once that brick wall has been knocked down, or dug under, or a door put in and stepped through, that the future is easy to view. The brick wall your clients have will be blocking their view too—maybe it's a wall about weight loss, or confidence; it might be a wall around a skill or an experience they just have to have 'sorted' before they can even think about anything else.
It's not like the future isn't there, but if you have a big wall in your way you can't see anything past that. And part of you making the wall disappear (or be side-stepped or climbed or demolished) is that you can very clearly see what's on the other side for people. You know what's possible for them in the future and you need to remind people what's there so you can get them to move forward into it. There's nothing exciting about a future that's a brick wall that doesn't move. What is exciting are the options and possible outcomes that a future—minus a big wall—holds. And you can see that, because you know how to make the wall go.
I don't pretend to see 'the' future, I just talk about what's possible in the future and to those people who are ready to lose the wall, that will become more compelling that staring at the bricks and mortar in front of them. Some people get used to their wall and build it into their future, but those who are ready for a different future, the one you can see is possible for them, will be ready for that bulldozer (which is you and your Thing, btw!).
Here's to knocking down walls and letting the sunshine in on bright futures. You know what you need to do...
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