When the messages you send are followed by a tinge of regret.
Did’ja ever notice that there are emails
Particularly ones that have higher stakes attached to them
That almost as soon as you press SEND
There it is
A little pain
A little tightness
A little concern
Was that the right thing? What will they think?
For some business owners, that self-doubt actually keeps them from launching their entire website.
Not even kidding.
But even on a smaller scale
Before you press send:
Take a hot second to imagine your reader
Having what you would consider to be
An ideal reaction
To what you are sending.
Yup, I am totally pickin’ up what you are puttin’ down.
It sounds counterintuitive
And a bit presumptuous
But here’s why it works:
It will give you just enough energy
To go back
And make the tweaks
That allow you
To send that bad boy
P.S. If you forget to take a beat before sending and feel that not-so-fun feeling afterward, do that same exercise anyway- yup, after the fact. It will prepare you to write an even better reply to them and – here’s the kicker – it will inspire you to reach out to your next client.