#216: Detaching Emotionally from Proposal Outcomes

Do you know what’s truly liberating in this business?

It’s getting to a place where you’re not emotionally attached to a yes or no from prospects.

Here’s what that looks like:

You have a discovery call and qualify the prospect well.

If they’re a fit, you put together the best solution.

Then you send them your proposal.

You explain your value and differentiators. You lay out how you could help them meet their objectives.

And then you let it go.

In other words, you detach yourself emotionally from getting a yes or no.

In this short podcast episode, I talk about the importance of emotionally detaching yourself from the outcome when you send proposals to prospective clients.

And what can happen when you don’t.

The notes that follow are a very basic, unedited summary of the show. There’s a lot more detail in the audio version. You can listen to the show using the audio player below. Or you can subscribe in iTunes to get this show delivered straight to the Podcasts app on your smart phone, tablet or iPod.

Detaching yourself emotionally doesn’t mean you don’t follow up with the prospect.

You do, of course. But because you’re not emotionally tied to the results, you don’t do it a scattered or desperate way.

And that, my friend, is freedom!

This isn’t a money thing.

Sure, having a good cash flow and being in a strong financial position makes it easier to detach yourself emotionally from the outcome.

But mostly, it’s a mindset thing.

This is something you can work towards.

Set up systems and processes so that you can start detaching yourself from the outcome of your proposals.

Because the minute you feel you HAVE to land an opportunity, you put yourself at a disadvantage.


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