"leesa renee hall"How I replaced the safety of patterns with the uncertainty of faith to connect better with clients By Leesa Renee Hall (Excerpt from WE Magazine for Women Fall Success Alchemy)

I crave patterns.

No, not sewing patterns (although I do love to sew), but step-by-step formulas that follow a predictable path.

I love math. Yup, I said it. I’m a numbers-holic. I also have a unique ability to learn new languages fast – even at THIS age of…well, a lady never tells her age. I majored in history in university and then found my way into the exciting world of technology.

A wonderful coach helped me see why I was interested in such an eclectic mix of subjects. While others were mystified how a degree in history would prepare me for a career in technology, this coach said in a rather elegant way that…

“Leesa, you’re attracted to patterns.”

The Comfort & Safety of Patterns

When I started my business in 2006, I kind of had no idea what I was doing. So, I looked for patterns of success. I was eager to learn how to move people from “I’m interested” to “I’m sold” using a tried-and-true, step-by-step method.

I worshipped the pattern, the blueprint, the step-by-step system as the very thing that would bring me wealth, power, and recognition. At the time, I was putting my trust in the created instead of the Creator. Because of this, I was compromising my values, and ultimately, my faith.

Fixing My Relationship With God Fixed My Relationship With My Clients

Fast forward to 2011. I served less people, but made the most money in my business than I ever had. For the first time in my business, clients invested in one, or more programs. My clients had become my family members and I enjoyed their company, their wisdom, their interaction.

This turnaround in my business happened because I did one thing – I broke up with my idol, the pattern. Now, don’t misinterpret what I’m saying here. I still attend workshops. I still invest in educational and training programs. I still love math, technology, languages and history – anything with a predictable pattern. The difference between then and now is that the pattern is no longer my god.

So, what exactly did I do? Here are the 3 ways I transformed my business and how you can go beyond the pattern…

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How I replaced the safety of patterns with the uncertainty of faith to connect better with clients