It's Not You, It's Me
This blog post is for every service provider who’s ever been on the receiving end of my frustration.
(It took me a minute to figure out how to say that other than “every provider who has ever frustrated me.” Apparently I still have a knee jerk response to point the finger when it seems like something has gone severely awry!)
Anyway, for those of you trying to get your hands on a copy The Art of Self Love, you’ve noticed it’s easier said than done. (Thanks to those of you persistent enough to either figure it out or to email reporting trouble!)
It looks like Paypal did some sort of system upgrade at the same time I launched this new manifesting solution product. Because I was using Paypal as my sole method of payment, that means just about everyone who tried to purchase wasn’t able to.
Okay, that’s very cool that I can actually laugh about this today! Trust me when I say last night I was not laughing.
Last night I was letting my (former) virtual assistant know how disappointed I was in the way she (didn’t) handle this whole process. And boy, did I feel justified:
- First of all, I didn’t even have a copy of the formatted ebook before it was up for sale (so I had no idea what people were receiving – had anyone been able to receive it!)
- second, I had to hire someone else at the last minute to create the web page that she had agreed (and been well paid) to create;
- third, she outsourced the shopping cart setup which she specifically reassured me would not happen when I hired her;
- fourth, she missed deadline after deadline in putting all this together (our original date was pre-Valentine’s Day);
- fifth – can you feel me on this? It wasn’t pretty.
As I ranted and raved (thank you, Janie and Judy and Iyabo, for letting me – it was just what I needed) about this botched job, even as I ranted about my irresponsible virtual assistant, it felt strangely familiar.
Huh. “Can’t get my hands on a copy of my own ebook.” “Can’t get format changes made to it.” “People who want to buy can’t download.” “The sales page isn’t how I want it.” “People I work with let me down.”
Yeah, I’ve been here before. I know this place.
My assistant didn’t do this; I did.
This is MY vibe.
I know this one from last year with Pray Rain Journaling. And if I look back further, I’ll find it even older than that, I’m sure.
Wow, it took me a year to clean up my web-developer vibration. (After hiring my third person and still being frustrated, I realized it’s not them, it’s me.) Please, Lord, let it not take another year for me to shift this one!
Actually, it already IS shifting! Look at this (I’m so excited to have evidence of it already!):
the fabulous and amazing virtual assistant I hired to help at the last minute is turning out to be worth her weight in gold. She’s delivering like no one’s ever seen! She worked the weekend for me – a virtual stranger – even though she’s got kids and a husband and a life. She gave the Art of Self Love project her full attention and she’s plugging technology holes and filling delivery gaps I didn’t even know existed! I told her to change her title to: Susan Marshall, Hero.
And the other assistant that got the outsourced work from the original girl I hired, she’s turning out to be a dream come true, too. Reasonable, helpful, generous. Things are shifting!
And oh my gosh, can I just say how GORGEOUS this package is? That’s thanks to Vaughn at Killer Covers! I got FABULOUS service from Vanessa over there. And not to mention Dave, the Launch Coach, who gave me great tips in how to give birth to this baby!
And based on a late night email from my original helper, I’m feeling some peace around that relationship, too.
Satisfaction. Pleased with results.
This is the vibe I choose. This is the vibe that attracts all the best players and resources and connections and results.
It’s not you, it’s me. And as Judy and I mentioned on the 3 Biggest Manifesting Obstacles call in response to someone’s question, this isn’t to place fault or blame – just pure clean responsibility where it lies: within.
(If you haven’t listened to the call yet, it’s up for replay and is packed with great Law of Attraction info Good Vibe style.)
We are not victims of shady service providers or corrupt government or unfaithful partners or a depressed economy. We’re in charge here.
Let’s remember it. (I say “let’s,” but really this reminder was for me today.)
Love you! (Service providers especially!) lol