Recently, someone asked me if I could help their twentysomething son.
They were desperate, as his life was being absolutely crippled by low self-esteem and anxiety.
But when it came to the crunch, they didn’t go ahead because of cost.
Now it’s true that, as a specialist, I’m not cheap. But I’m not that expensive either.
For example, a series of 4 potentially life changing private sessions with me would come to under half the cost of a private dental crown.
Or a third of the cost of seeing a solicitor.
Or about the same as the average 20-a-day smoker spends each month.
Now I’m not judging this person, as we all have to make choices about what we spend our money on, and sometimes it means sacrificing something else.
The thing is though, it’s almost never really about the money.
It’s all about motivation and priorities.
If your broken tooth is hurting you night and day, you’ll spend the money.
If you’re in a bind and need legal advice, you’ll spend the money.
If you’re being driven mad by cravings for cigarettes, you’ll spend the money.
Point is, if you want something badly enough, you’ll make it a priority.
And if you don’t, you won’t.
Either way is fine.
As long as you are honest with yourself about your priorities and choices.
Because the first step towards personal change is to stop lying to yourself.
The second step is to book an appointment.