In the last couple of years, I noticed this leap in entrepreneurial marketing from learning relationship sales to marketing to make six or seven figures. At first I thought, "Sure, I want to know how to make that much money." And then I started feeling like entrepreneurial success was changing focus to the amount of money I made instead of what I and my company accomplished. As I subscribed to trying more money structures I found myself even more frustrated because what they were prescribing didn't feel aligned with how I wanted to work and be valued. Yes, I want to make money, and I want to get paid what I'm worth, not selling myself short. But I want to do it in an ethical, respectful way, based on experience, knowledge and expertise. And I don't want my focus of the whole business to revolve around numbers. Accomplishments are not only based on the income I make.
What disturbed me was seeing first-time coaches and newbie entrepreneurs with little wisdom and small track records asking $10,000+ for a year of coaching or $5,000 for a half day via strategic marketing. We are being taught to make money off each other by marketing to our fears and insecurities around money. It bothers me that people believe the cost of something determines positive results. While it is true that someone with greater expertise and experience, training and intuition should be paid accordingly, asking for more money just because a marketing campaign requires it does not equal quality and results.
The problem with the business models based on marketing is that it not only dilutes the quality of services. It also doesn't start at the base of your own money vows. Be responsible and know that learning to make more money without reprogramming your limiting childhood money mindset and beliefs is not sustainable.
Your purpose is to express who you truly are and doing that will bring many rewards.
Examine your focus in your profession and calling. Where is your emphasis? Is it on money instead of living your passions and purpose? I'd like you to think about what is important to you and get clear about money in your life so you can detangle the two. I feel like millennials are holding the new focus of a meaningful life over a sacrificed life. When you're focused on money, your attention goes to how much you are not making and this is bringing down your life force energy, lowering your confidence and your natural charisma in your service.
When you focus on creating a meaningful service and life it will be wealthy in many ways, not just through money.
A 2010 Princeton study by Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton found that at the national level making more than $75,000 per year won't significantly improve your day-to-day happiness.
When it comes to feeling happy and successful you don't have to have 6-7 figures to live a wealthy, successful and happy life. You have to learn to manage your money well and create a healthy and wealthy mindset. According to Thomas J. Stanly author of "The Millionaire Next Door," you can make $65,000 a year and become a millionaire.
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There is no collective consciousness we have to align with in order to be worthy of success or happiness.
It is important that you are true to your callings and not follow the crowd and let them define what success is for you. Happiness is an inside job, no one can make you happy but YOU.
I love money and all the experiences it has availed to me, but it is the attention I put on my experiences, feelings, love, children, family, friends, passions, service, adventure, and business that has manifested my wealthy life, regardless of how much money I make a year.
It's not my personality to manage a large team and have hundreds or thousands of people to teach. I am a very intimate 1-on-1 or small group coach. I'm available to my clients because I know shit happens in between sessions. My clients are committed to transformation and therefore demand a lot of personal attention and trust me to be there for them. I couldn't provide that kind of service with big groups. I guarantee my clients transformation with intimate support. I could charge a lot more than I do to make a lot more money, but I don't because I follow my intuition. I'm very independent, sensitive and creative so I like my space and freedom. Being true to myself allows me to be the grounding sage and model for the leaders I work with.
When I take full responsibility for living on purpose and am in a wealthy life mindset and know that I am the creators of my reality, I trust my connection to the divine energy to help co-create what I truly desire.
Success and happiness is more than the amount of money you make. Success is accomplishing what you set out to do, be or have, like raising healthy children, saving lives as a doctor or making a specific income as an entrepreneur. Your idea of what it means to be successful will grow and transform as you do. It is not a fixed reality. Feeling successful usually includes feeling fulfilled, connected to yourself and others, vulnerable and passionate.
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