I’ve had the joy of working with a lot of coaches and healers over the years that helped me change and shift my belief system around success and wealth And I will admit that I am a work in progress. But here are some things I’ve learned and are now part of my belief system and helped me realize that I could create wealth for myself and do it in a way that made the world a better place:
1) Money is actually pretty charge neutral. What I believe about money is what gives it energy. How I am feeling about money at any given time is almost always what manifests.
2) When I have positive energy around money, it has an exponential impact on my results and my ability to attract clients to my business.
3) When I have negative energy around money, it makes me contract and that has a huge negative impact on my business, my clients and my prospects. When I am caught in this loop (which thankfully is not that often anymore), prospects that should hire me don’t choose to move forward with me.
4) Money is leverage. The more money I make, the more I can give away to causes that really matter to me, and the more change I can evoke in the world. (To read about the non-profit that I work with the most (as a teen mentor, former board member for 4 years, and donor), go to www.ceresproject.org
5) The more I am willing to invest in my business and myself, the more money I make. I’ve spent at least $15,000 a year on personal and professional development every year since I started my business, and sometimes much more. (One year my CPA asked if I accidentally added an extra “0” to the amount I spent because he didn’t believe it).
6) Money is an amplifier. As Warren Buffet said, money only amplifies the person you already are. It will not turn you into a (insert your favorite term to describe really wealthy people you don’t like), unless you already had that brewing inside you. If you are generous, loving and kind, it will make you even more generous, loving and kind.
7) Value is relative. I have some prospects that think my rates are a bargain, some that it feels just right, and some that feels it is a major investment that scares them. It totally depends on that person’s mindset. (And by the way, I have clients in all those categories, so don’t assume that someone who says “I can’t afford you” won’t hire you). Tony Robbins charges a million dollars a year for his 1:1 coaching package. I wonder if any of his clients think he’s a bargain? Inquiring minds want to know! What I do know is that if you go to a doctor and they tell you “I need to operate tomorrow or you will die and it will cost $30,000”, if you want to live, you will find the money and will gladly spend it.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on my 7 “pearls of wisdom” about money. To hear more about my philosophy of how to create money with soul, tune into Lucinda’s radio show and hear our interview at 7 pm PST on Friday. Click Here to Listen In
Tara Butler Floch