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How to stop imagining your clients are unhappy with you and your work

A Thriving Pet pros community Conversation

wednesday, august 17

8:00-9:00 pm ET/5:00-6:00 pm Pt

Let's say, you email a question to a client, and two days later you haven’t heard back.

Are you more likely to think, “Hmm, I guess they’re really busy; I should ping on them,” or “I wonder if I said something that upset them?”

For many people, it’s the latter. Your brain’s negativity bias is always scanning for potential danger, and one of the biggest, scariest, most awful dangers people can imagine is other people being displeased with them.

And so your brain spends A LOT of time trying to make sure everyone is happy and examining every bit of feedback for clues about how well you’re doing. It’s exhausting and not useful.

Imagine being able to catch your anxious thoughts as soon as they pop up and reframing them to be more comforting and also more realistic. What would be different for you if you no longer got pulled into anxious rumination?

If you’d like to gather with other pet pros to talk about building the skill of catching and reframing anxious thoughts about your clients, join our August community conversation.

About Community Conversations

  • We gather for connection, understanding, and community.
  • We believe in honest, real conversations.
  • We respect confidentiality. What is discussed stays in our group.
  • We know that each person is doing the best they can with the resources they have available to them in the moment.
  • And we're always striving to give ourselves the same grace and compassion we extend to others. (Often this is the hardest work we'll ever do.)

Community conversations are low-key, casual discussions about topics that really matter. 

Each community conversation is limited to 12 participants to ensure everyone has a chance to think about and share their own ideas and perspectives. 

The real magic of community conversations comes from participating. These are live, interactive sessions and will not be recorded.

If you register and cannot attend, send me an email at least 24 hours in advance, and I'll add you to next month's community conversation.

Registration closes two hours before the conversation starts! Register now.

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Topics discussed at previous community conversations

  • How to quiet the negative voices in your head
  • How to handle criticism (real or perceived)
  • How to handle the heartbreak of your work
  • Why it's okay that you don't know all the answers
  • How to see your impact and own your gifts
  • How to turn down the buzzing in your brain (and find some space to think)
  • How to establish & maintain healthy boundaries
  • How to make time for yourself (without feeling guilty)
  • How to live with uncertainty and recover from ambiguity exhaustion
  • How to prioritize what matters most
  • How to be kinder to yourself (and why it matters so much)
  • How to take time for yourself (without feeling guilty)
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