When I’m meeting with a coaching client, I usually use my own Zoom platform, and I have the waiting room function enabled.
When their name pops up at the top of the window, letting me know they’ve arrived, I smile. I smile as I click the button to let them in, before they can see me.
I smile much as I would if I had heard my doorbell and was walking through my home to greet a friend waiting on my front porch.
The smile is a tiny ritual that marks the beginning of my time with the client. It helps me change gears from whatever else I might have been doing, to become fully present. I smile to welcome the client, to let them know I’m glad for this time together.
I’m curious: what do you do to switch gears? Do you have a habit or a ritual that tells you “it’s go time”?