It’s time for us to hear from our resident Financial Health Coach, Chris Folland. He’s offering an interesting perspective on a concept that can be an eye opener in several ways.

Over to Chris…

Hi – let’s kick off with an interesting question “does it have to be extraordinary?”  In other words, do I, or what I do, need to be extraordinary to get ahead in life financially? 1

My thought is, a person doesn’t need to be extraordinary but in terms of what we offer people then YES, it definitely needs to be something different. Namely something that’s unique, and that stands out – something that’s outside of the ordinary. We basically need to find a way to help people in a particular way. 

Now as individuals, I don’t think we need to be extraordinary.

In fact, it’s better to allow people to be exactly who they are. Each of us is whole, perfect and complete as we are and we don’t need to learn anything new. Simply being ourselves is good enough.

However with the product or service we’re providing, we need to have a stand-out customer service and unique functionality or product etc that we can provide to the marketplace. It needs to provide that special something – whilst allowing us as individuals to be inherently different. 

Now, we might feel like ordinary people! So really the message is that it’s actually okay to come from wherever, with whatever background, and whatever thoughts that we’ve had about the reasons we’re in the position we’re in.

It’s totally fine. 

A powerful step for creating results that recognises the whole concept of uniqueness is to tap into a system.

So when it comes to ‘does it have to be extraordinary?’ I believe there are 2 parts to this question.

Yes I think what each of us offers to the marketplace needs to be in some way differentiating to everybody else, so that it’s out-of-the-ordinary in some way.

And also in the sense of “Oh! I’m not sure that I can be!”

Well actually it’s the system that we follow that allows each of us to create extraordinary results. It needs to be some form of leverage (namely a way of getting more done than the average person can do just on their own). Plus one that helps other people because we all know that if we help other people get what they want then we’ll automatically receive what we want.

In short – my take on ‘does it have to be extraordinary?’ is that it’s a YES and a NO answer ☺

YES, for what each of us are offering and NO, because each of us can be just ourselves which is extraordinary in and of itself. And to then tap into a system so that we can help enough people get what they want…

…then it follows that each of us will automatically receive what we want.

If you found this concept useful, please do share.

And, as always, I look forward to seeing you on this week’s #AliveWithFi   

Ciao for now ☺

1According to Freddie Wehbe “In this age of extreme choice and communication, high customer service standards have never been more important. Ironically, customer service standards seem to be at an all-time low. Business leaders who recognize this gap – and are ready to take advantage of it by outperforming their competitors – will bank the applause of their customers. Customer service will continue to evolve and will always make the difference between a good business and great one.

“6 Keys of Extraordinary Customer Service”

F.Wehbe( 2012)

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.

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