This blog is about embracing your ‘I told you so’ moments. We all have these moments where we may deliberate or even dread doing something and once we actually do take action the experience is not as bad as expected or the results are better than expected.

When you experience an ‘I told you so’ moment it’s a great opportunity to learn. How can you handle the same or similar situation better in the future? How can you make better or faster decisions? What beliefs do you need to let go of?

This week I met with a clinic’s leadership team who I meet with every month. Last month they (eventually…) took action ‘inviting someone who was not a team player to ‘go and express their talents elsewhere’ and when we met this week they could not stop talking about how amazing it has been to see the team pull together and how so many of them have mentioned how much better it is since said person left… they had known for AGES that the person in question was not right…but could not bring themselves to have the difficult conversation.

I didn’t need to say ‘I told you so’ …they said ‘you told us so’

I also have many clients who really struggle with the idea of putting prices up. After a number of conversations and email exchanges assuring a particular client it would be okay, I happily received an email from her this week saying that since she put her prices up she has had ‘zero issues’ – I did reply asking if I was allowed to say ‘I told you so…’

  • What are you currently putting up with?
  • What difficult conversations are you avoiding?
  • What decisions do you need to make?
  • What ‘I told you so’ moments have you experienced that you can learn from?

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