Managing Expectations

expectationsWe all can benefit from getting help with our businesses, but have you ever looked at your hiring expectations? It’s typical for business owners to reach out to others for assistance with issues we’re not sure how to resolve. We certainly cannot, and most of don’t want to, do it all.

However, when you feel that you’re incapable of solving a problem and you think hiring someone else is the ‘magic bullet’, it’s a clue that it’s time to examine your own (energetic) expectations. No journey that starts with anticipating problems will ever end with good results.

Expectations and Experience

The energy with which we hire others will be reflected in our experience, both of them and their work.

When we’re aligned with the expectation of difficulty, struggle, and irritation, it’s pretty likely that is also what we’ll attract in the support personnel and advisors we hire. The Universe is a BIG YES machine, mirroring back to us what we believe and expect.

This mirroring is also known as the Law of Attraction, which is working 24/7, whether you’re aware of it or not. Like energy is always aligning. That’s great news when your focus is positive and uplifting, but not so great when you’re entrenched in a gnarly problem.

How deeply you feel about a problem gives a clue to how emotionally attached you’ve become, and where it’s time to let go.

When I feel desperate to solve a problem, hiring others to help me is not the best action to take. The intense focus on the problem is, whether we like it or not, adding more energy to the problem that to a solution.

Instead, I’ve learned to manage my own energetic expectations, first. Until I shift out of my problem-focus, real solutions cannot present themselves. The energy of the problem and the solution(s) are at opposite ends of the spectrum. My job is to shift my expectations to the solutions end, open my mind to possibilities, and find better-feeling thoughts. As I do, the solutions become visible to me.

Get clear about the solution you’re seeking: How do you feel when you’ve discovered a solution? Happy? Relieved? Amazed? Appreciative? Satisfied? Whatever you feel, those will be awesome emotions for you to focus upon and pre-pave as you consider who to hire and the fabulous outcome of working with them!

Once you’re clear on how you want the solution to feel, open your mind to possible solutions you’ve never considered. None of us know *everything*, even when it feels like we’ve tried everything.

Hire your assistants and advisors from the place of knowing great solutions exist, how it is you want to feel when the work is completed, and how much you enjoy the working relationship(s). This is how you manage your own hiring expectations!

Image Credit: Barry-Jansson & Associates
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