What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

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A new coaching client lashed out at me. Tears in her eyes, she spat out how much she hates her job, how stuck she feels, how unhappy. She snapped at the irrelevance of some question I had asked.

I didn’t mind. I’ve been there. I get it.

This client is highly trained in her field. Doctorate level. “I can’t just walk away,” she told me.

“Why not?” I asked.

She talked about how she is afraid doors would close behind her if she walked away. She told me she’d never find work in her field again.

“What’s the worst that could happen?” I asked her. “If you leave and try something else, what’s the worst?”…

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