A kick in the pants…

I got an email today that was a kick in the pants I deserved!

Here’s the deal…

We all get behind sometimes…

Life happens to all of us and takes us a bit off track…

We all put our energy on the most pressing thing and temporarily remove it from other things…

And if we don’t explain why wh have shifted our focus and energy then people will understandably take it personally and feel like they can’t count on you…

So what was the kick in my pants?

Well…

As you know I had that bad car accident and the healing and logistics that come with resolving something like that got my primary focus.

I still posted to my blog and I still developed content etc. for my new Go Big Now! VIP Program…

BUT WHAT I DIDN’T DO was stay on top of responding to emails and blog posts.

I know it’s understandable considering the circumstances…BUT I should have explained.

I should have sent out an email letting everyone know that I wasn’t ignoring them and I would catch up and respond to them soon.

I should have…

But I didn’t…

And I am sorry!

The kick in the pants came as an email from a loyal subscriber who said that he probably would have signed up for my Go Big Now! VIP program but because he hadn’t received a response to his emails he didn’t know he could trust me.

Ouch…

But true…

So, what can you learn from my kick in the pants?

There will be times when you have to shift your energy, that is a part of life and you shouldn’t have to change that…

But…

Think of the people it will directly effect and let them know and you will be amazed at how much that adds to your relationships — whether it’s business, personal or both!

Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts on this…

Go Big!

Kristen


15 Responses to “A kick in the pants…”

  1. Steve says:

    Tough though it was for you to probably concentrate after having a highway wheel alomst decapitate you and your car, there is one thing you didn\’t do.

    It\’s known as \"following up.\"

    If there is an issue that will prevent you from \"showing up,\" show up — even if just briefly.

    Clients will appreciate you for it.

    Kristen — Please know that I DO understand your dilema. We all have those moments where we have to \"shift energy \" (like recovering from my heart attack 13 years ago).

  2. Maureen says:

    Kirsty,
    I would just like to say, \"don\’t be so hard on yourself\",
    After an accident like that, I think you\’re allowed to take it easy and heal yourself from the shock and any injuries. Which I hope you didn\’t suffer. People will understand and if they don\’t, they aren\’t people you need in your life anyway. Take it easy and look after yourself. There is always a message in incidents like this. You need to slow down and look for it.
    Much Love
    Maureen J. McGowan

  3. john says:

    Hi Kristen,

    Yes its true – ideally we would all want to keep our world informed no matter what is happening to us – and true too (thankfully) that we are human and sometimes – it just doesn’t work out that way. –

    You are bringing life changing focus into our reality – why would a small oversight in the midst of your personal pain and distress require me to doubt your ability as a suitable guide?

    Your value (Kristen) is not, for me, measured by one act or claimed omission – but in a wider context that holds compassion and understanding together with appreciation of you as a human being who is bringing much help into our world.

    Your lack of so called perfection actually gives me comfort that I am in the company of a feeling human being – something I value very highly.

    Personally I prefer the open acceptance of what you bring to us overall, rather than any seeming oversight, especially in a crisis.

    But please don’t do it again. (big SMILE) One near tragedy is more than enough!

    To your health and well-being.

  4. danny pavia, Jr. says:

    we can\’t all be perfect 100% of the time especially in a imperfect world. Just to let you know i think you are great. danny

  5. Bill says:

    Hey Kristen, hope your doing OK after your crash. Understandable you didn\’t get back. Here\’s my but,- you were asking for comments and feedback why?.

    Maybe you can hire some one to handle it for you or dictate your replies.

  6. Margaret Taylor says:

    No Kristen we need a kick in the pants for not asking how you are doing since your accident. A compassinate world would do that. How are you? Namaste

  7. Justin says:

    Hi Kristen,
    Sorry to hear about the mishap. Take care of yourself and have a Speedy Recovery! 🙂

  8. Linda says:

    Hi Kristen, You/We are all human,and we have to put ourselves first then follow on with and for others. Your actions should now be excused as you have apologised and that is all it should take. The circumstances in our lives are not all in our plans. That is very commendable of you speaking your truth.
    Go Big as you are on the right track. Linda

  9. Leila says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to give yourself a break. I hope you’re feeling better now.

  10. bart van hoeck says:

    You still keep people reminding of everything they still can have in there life when noone else will tell you that you can only to keep you in the rat race. So i don’t see a reason to give you a kick in your pants mistakes we all make but we always find a way to bounce back and get back in track.

    So Kristen let keep going BIG cause were not stopping.

    Bart

  11. olga says:

    Hello Kristen,

    You should not feel bad that you didn’t answers emails, you should be glad that you are alive and whoever does not think that way tough luck. People sometimes are selfish and they only think about themselves. When I lost my son in a car accident 18 years ago I did not want to talk to anybody, for God’s sake I was grieving,. Don’t feel bad, people always focus on what you did not do, have you ever heard the saying D…. if you do D…. if you don’t . Have a nice weekend.

    Olga

  12. Rosemary says:

    Thanks for the explanation, Kristen. In my business, I know that contacting the client, even if to say \"I don\’t know\" or \"I haven\’t figured it out yet\" is very important. You have done that. Hope you are healing more and more every day.

  13. Therese says:

    I know we are all different and people take things personaly. We are all human, thank God.
    It would be teriblle if we would not have any feelings. Hoppe you getting better soon.

  14. Cristina says:

    Hello Kristen, I\’m more than happy that you are alive.May God continue blessing you,so you can keep be a blessing for others. Your friend from Aruba.

  15. Barb says:

    Thank you again Kristen, I do have to do the same. I have been out-of-touch with a class I am taking for the next 5 weeks, got wrapped up in everyday life, keep saying to myself I will get to it, but reading your blog, I am going to do it now.

    Again, thanks for your blog. Barb

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