“Every behavior serves a purpose. ” Dr. Hal Heidt
A customer I’ve never met asked me for the third time if I’d clean her house for less than I quoted her in our ongoing Facebook conversation. She ended her request saying, “Will you clean it for the price we agreed on a while back?”
I received her message the same day I answered a question on my last blog post about my greatest weakness. It has always been self-doubt.
If the customer or I have any doubt about the price, we only need to scroll up the message. The amount I stated and restated is in black and white, and it is not the same sum she keeps mentioning. I’m almost (okay, absolutely) sure of this because I‘ve triple checked it since last week. I even had my husband read through our messages and I asked him, “Is my pricing not clear?”
He’s dumbfounded when I question the obvious.
What’s not as obvious, though, is why I continue doubting myself when an answer is as evident as proof on paper. I’m wondering what I might be gaining from continuing to doubt myself. I mean, really, engaging in self-doubt at this point is ridiculous, but I’ve been known to engage anyway. In fact, this kind of thing has often times been enough to trigger days, maybe even weeks, of self-doubt.
Instead of reverting to the same reaction as usual, the ridiculousness roused a change. I’ve been sensible enough not to respond to the potential customer, mostly because I don’t know what else to say. Do I let her know once again that I’m unwilling to clean her house for the price I didn’t quote?
Also, I’m speculating less on what might be going on with her, I’m focusing more on trusting myself, and I’m questioning the payoff of my self-doubt.
What ridiculous habit is keeping you from living your best life?
WRite wHere I’m supposed to be – There will be another habit after self-doubt, I’m sure, but for now, I’m cleaning up this one.