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Darn near everyone gripes about money. We each have triggers about making, spending and saving money. Most complain about not getting paid enough. Either you have an abundance of clients but they don't pay you for the real value you give or you don't have enough clients and you're scared to charge what you deserve. Jeanna Gabellini explains that you might not even know what you deserve because you've been brainwashed to take what you can get.



Benefits make you money, so find the unmet need - simply ask, listen carefully to show you really care, reposition your offerings to solve the problem - watch your bank account grow.



Knowing your value is an inside job. It is something you have to believe in no matter what anyone else says or does. You can get a lot of advice about what you should or shouldn’t do when it comes to pricing your services. The problem is that everyone is coming from a place of their own limiting beliefs.



Dealing with bookkeeping is likely your least favorite part of running your business, especially if you’re a creative type. The good news is, you don’t have to be your own bookkeeper in order to be empowered with money in this area of your business. Kendall SummerHawk shares 3 critical aspects that come into play any time you’re discussing, managing, planning or making money.



Have you heard the phrase, “little hinges swing big doors”? The same is true for money. It’s the little actions you can take now that will add up to a big difference you’ll soon be able to see in your bank account. Kendall SummerHawk explains that by making tiny shifts in your money mindset and money-handling habits you’ll begin the journey of getting this important part of your life in complete alignment and upleveled so you can quickly grow.




Have you noticed that you seem to be stuck at a particular income level? It might be a monthly target or your early income. Very often, this is a function of your inner beliefs about money, especially in relation to others, your spouse, family members, friends and even your parents. Fabienne Fredrickson suggests changing your mindset as way of taking your business to the next level.



Stand out from the competition by focusing on your remarkable advantages, telling your authentic story, and positioning through price.



A few months ago a friend introduced me to the wonders of playing Scrabble through Facebook -- while I'd played years ago and moved on to playing an updated version ("UpWords") with my Mum, I hadn't thought about transferring lessons learned in Scrabble to business until recently.



A while back I was involved in a hit and run car accident. As witnesses pulled around me to continue on their day, I started thinking about personal responsibility.



If you’ve ever felt the thrill of suddenly having a financial windfall, no matter where it came from — signing on a new client, launching a program, landing your first higher-fee client or receiving an unexpected commission check — then only to see the money disappear by the end of the month, then you’ve probably wondered, "What just HAPPENED?!" Kendall SummerHawk explains how you are MORE in control of money than you realize or give yourself credit for.



Many business owners need help with their fears about discussing money. They may feel comfortable talking about what they do with prospects or how they would be served by working together. But when it comes time to actually say their fees, it becomes this big stumbling block. Sometimes people fear their fees are too high or that no one will want to pay what they’re asking. Fabienne Fredrickson shares a much better way of looking at the fee discussion.



Listen carefully because being a woman business owner means taking risks nearly every day. Some are calculated, while others are an act of pure faith. Either way, you’re being called forward to trust in yourself. And one of the biggest ways you may be challenged with trust is in how you make financial decisions. Kendall SummerHawk lists 3 key ways that not trusting yourself can sneakily show up in your business.



“How much money do you want to make in your business?” It’s a shockingly simple question. It’s a question that deserves a shockingly simple answer. Why is such a simple, direct question so difficult for women to answer? The answer is simple. And it will set you free, IF you follow the formula. Kendall SummerHawk shares the formula to break free from your current money cycle, into one of financial freedom.



Every woman harbors inside her heart her secret “inner accountant.” This is the part of you that busily keeps tabs on how much you’re getting or not getting, how much you feel you need and don’t have and how much you dream of having. Kendall Summerhawk shares three secrets for breaking through a self-imposed barrier that’s blocking you from creating the income you desire…and ultimately deserve.



Sometimes you get to the point where you have started putting things in place, but you still need more clients. If money is tight and you feel panicked, Fabienne knows how hard that can be. She has been there too. She will share with you what she did to pull herself out of the panic and get her income flowing in a positive direction.



We all have rules about how we live our lives. Sometimes those rules are set in stone and unchangeable. Other times they are variable depending on the day. We eat at a certain time. We sleep at a certain time. We only eat certain kinds of foods. We only say certain words. The list could go on and on. We also have rules around our money. Whether you are conscious of it or not, you have created certain rules around your spending, saving and giving of money. Some of them work for you and create positive change in your life. Other rules are holding you back and causing unnecessary guilt and shame.



The mistake most women entrepreneurs make is in not knowing exactly what kind of financial actions they should take. And that’s because money just isn’t a topic that’s often discussed. Which is why Kendall is sharing 3 of her BEST tips with you on how to give your finances a fresh start as you move forward in growing your business.



Ok, it’s time to get real. Are you often late on your bills? Do you find yourself calling your vendors and coaches and asking to move your payments until later? Are you that person that gets the call, “your credit card has been declined”? Now ask yourself. Do your clients back out of contracts? Does it take them forever to make a decision to buy your services? Do their credit cards decline? Are they always asking for special payment plans? Are they unwilling to invest at high amounts with you? Do you see the correlation?



As a woman entrepreneur, one of your key actions is keeping cash flowing in to fuel your business and your lifestyle. Unfortunately, the thinking most women entrepreneurs slip into is that there is only one type of cash flow, which can create feelings of scarcity, limitation or lack. The truth is, there are many types of cash flows and all are simple to implement, which is good news because you’re going to want all of them working for you in your business.



What would happen if you made money a priority in your business AND your life? If you’re quick to think, “But it’s not about the money for me” then let me help you understand something critical to your building a successful business: if you’re not making money it means you’re not getting to help and serve enough people.



As a woman entrepreneur, one of the most powerful mindset shifts you can make is to choose your numbers instead of letting your numbers choose you. Once you know how to choose your numbers you’ll find yourself generating more income, creating ever-increasing financial security and gaining confidence as a woman entrepreneur. These 3 easy steps to implement will have you choosing how much you make, and creating the kind of security and freedom you desire from your business.



“What if I become a different person when I make more money? What If I become mean, or selfish? Money seems to change people for the worse.” Do you share these thoughts (perhaps deep down inside)? Did you grow up in a household where money was looked down-upon? The more you understand your own beliefs around money, the faster you’ll heal them – and the faster money will start to pour in your way.



Next to selling, no other aspect of a woman entrepreneur's business causes her as much anxiety as figuring out what to charge. I've known plenty of outwardly confident woman who inwardly shrink when it comes to raising their fees. Learn a few of my simple secrets to raising your fees so you can begin healing deeply hidden self-worth issues AND benefit your bank account at the same time.



What would happen if you made money a priority in your business AND your life? In Part 1 of this article series I revealed 3 key money mindset shifts you need to start generating more income via your business. In Part 2, I’m sharing with you the most important actions you can take. Without focusing on these actions you’ll likely find yourself feeling at the mercy of money, with little control or influence over what you make, even though you may be marketing like crazy.



The primary problem every woman business owner faces is that she’s spending more time worrying about money than she is in taking the right actions to generate more money. Without focusing on these actions you’ll likely find yourself feeling at the mercy of money, with little control or influence over what you make, even though you may be marketing like crazy. What are the most important actions you need to take?



If you’re serious about making and keeping more money, you simply must start making it a priority – every day. And that means making new choices. Here is one of Kendall's favorite income generating exercises, PLUS the top 3 mindset shifts she uses to make money a priority in growing what is now a multi-million dollar business.



All women entrepreneurs want to learn how to make more money in their business but unless you also learn the secrets to keeping more of what you make, what you do create will quickly slip through your fingers.



Money flows to you when you respect it. The way you treat your money and other people's money is the funnel you create to abundance. Are you treating your money with respect? Read on to find out.



If you’re in a committed relationship then you’ve likely experienced having an argument about money. Add in to the mix that you’re a woman entrepreneur and arguments about money can magnify in both frequency and intensity. So, what’s an ambitious woman to do when she loves her man and doesn’t want to compromise her business growth by holding back, but doesn’t want to get into another argument over money?



You know what makes sales calls easier, and 10 times more effective? When you can honestly feel OK whether a potential client says yes or no. It allows you to stay out of your own head and use your intuition to guide a much smoother sales conversation. Desperation is a result of one thing: Lack of Consistent Cash Flow! With a little planning, you can stay out of desperation by creating consistent cash flow in your life. So you are always ahead of the game and not behind it. Here’s 3 Steps to get you started today.



As a women entrepreneur, when you need to generate cash quickly in your business, do you have a clear plan of action, or do you start to feel a little panicky? Discover 3 tips to help you generate quick cash flow in your business and even out some of the financial feast or famine you may be experiencing.



Having been on a spiritual journey for some years, and knowing that owning a successful business is also about self growth, I am very aware that what we believe determines how we think, what actions we take and the results we get. Many people call this acquiring the entrepreneurial mindset.



Many cultures have long-standing myths that wealth and spirituality can’t mix. But the truth is that money is not “good” or “evil” and it can’t transform you from a person of integrity into someone you’re not. Here are 5 simple ways that money will help you further your spiritual development AND grow your business.



People often stop themselves by using excuses for not doing something in their business, and in their lives. The thing is, they're not even aware of it. People SAY they want something very badly, that they want a change, and theoretically, that they'd do anything to get it. But when the rubber meets the road, it's a totally different story. How can you make a change in perspective, stop using excuses and "just go for it"?



Are you pushing away money? The very thing you say you want? This might sound crazy to you! Why would I push away money you say?



When it comes to family you inherited more than just your looks, height or hair color. You also inherited beliefs and values about money that have been handed down for generations. Which is great if your family’s money history was free from turmoil, secrecy or difficulties. Unfortunately, what’s more likely true is that the money habits and mindset you inherited are keeping you from realizing your value and preventing you from charging what you’re worth, standing in your power with clear money boundaries, raising your fees and more. How can you heal your money legacy?



One's religious or spiritual beliefs and practices are very personal and unique to each individual. No one can force your beliefs, but there is one commonality amongst people who follow the laws of attraction.



The more money you make the more people you can help. It's true. Money is not the most important thing in the world, but it touches everything that is. Money is the great equalizer and it brings equality. It allows you to be truly free and ultimate financial freedom allows you to help others be free.



Are you worried about money? Perhaps there is always that nagging little voice in your head, always wondering “is there enough?” Or perhaps you are tossing and turning at night because of it. Or maybe you are delightfully unaware of what is going in your bank account because you are spending on your credit cards (so the worry hits you when bill time comes). Or perhaps you just can’t seem to get ahead of your expenses. No matter how tight you get with your budget, it seems like you are always putting something on the credit card. If you relate to any of this – please keep reading.



If the end of the year has you thinking about your finances that’s a sure sign it’s time to infuse your business — and your brain — with fresh insight on how to not only make more, but how to keep more of what you make.



Here are my top mindset beliefs that have helped me create extraordinary success while honoring my Divine Feminine wisdom, spirit and magic.



Have you ever felt on the verge of something big in your business, that the next level is just within your reach, and at the same time, wondering if you have what it takes to make it happen, if you can handle it? I've observed this recently with my clients. At one point in my life, I wondered, why is everyone around me so afraid of the next level? Well, it dawned on me that my clients were essentially holding up a mirror for me too, as deep inside I'd been feeling the same thing. Read more about saying "YES" to reaching that next level.



While the rest of the world seems to be spiraling in a big mess of fear, worry and doubt, I'm oblivious to it, in a good way. Because my mind isn't tainted with this "stuff", I'm continuing to prosper, we continue to grow, and more abundance is flowing into my life in every area. And I wish more people would do what I do. Here's why.



I’ve been hearing this one question a lot recently: “Fabienne, what did you actually DO the year you crossed the million dollar mark to multiply your income so quickly? How did you get to a million and can I do it too?” Well, the answer is “Yes, you can do it too” and it’s important to realize that it comes down to several different things.



Each of us – whether in business or not – have this deep desire to make a lot of money, but we think that somehow we are more noble or more altruistic by going about trying to convince ourselves and the world that money really means nothing to us.



No matter how much marketing and networking you do, your subconscious has a pre-determined amount set so it’s up to you to wisely raise that amount, else you’ll continue to hit this “money glass ceiling.” This, in combination with the proven marketing strategies I teach, will propel your business forward by leaps, instead of by frustratingly slow steps. Let me share with you my 3 most powerful tips for re-imprinting your subconscious with the money mindset you need to break into your next level of cash and clients.



Sometimes, no matter how hard you’ve been working on your business, you find you need a boost…something to give you either an instant shot of new clients, new revenue, a much needed new mindset…or maybe all three. But you can’t grow your business if you’re not sure what to do. Which is why I’m sharing with you my three favorite strategies for channeling your restlessness into productive action.



What’s an ambitious gal to do when she loves her man, doesn’t want to compromise her business growth by holding back, yet doesn’t want to get into another argument over money? Sit tight and buckle your seatbelt…I’m about to share three tips with you that will help you keep the peace AND give you permission to invest in your business so you can watch it grow.



Every woman harbors inside her heart, her secret “inner accountant.” This accountant busily keeps tabs on how much you’re getting, not getting, feel you need and don’t have and how much you dream of having. This inner accountant is content as long as the numbers it’s tallying every day are within its comfort range. If you’ve suddenly made more, then just as quickly found yourself out of money, or no matter how hard you try to make more it just never seems to happen, then you’re inner accountant is to blame. The good news is, you can renegotiate the amount your inner accountant is comfortable with you making. This is what I call, “Money Soul” work. Here are three secrets for breaking through a self-imposed barrier that’s blocking you from creating the income you desire…and deserve!



List building takes more than mere mechanics. Here are my personal secrets that will help YOU break through any energetic roadblocks you may be having, that are preventing your list from growing quickly and responding positively to your offers.



You can learn all the tips and tricks about how to make money, but if you don’t think and feel wealthy, you’ll be stuck in a rut forever. So you need to think rich, feel rich, and take action to become rich to obtain rich results. To help you start thinking and feeling wealthy, here are seven mantras I say to myself and share with my clients.



Each of us possesses the ultimate tool for creating success and attracting the things in life we truly desire. What is the secret? Our positive thoughts. Oh, I hear the skepticism, but it is entirely true! In order for it to work we need to silence the negative self-talk voices that tell us that our thoughts are crazy or unachievable. Can it be done?



Learn 3 insights and mind shifts the author had from attending Ali Brown's SHINE event and see how you can apply these lessons in your own life and business.



If you are rich, how you think and feel about money is even more important than how you earn it. But if you don't think and feel wealthy, then you'll never get to that point. You need to think rich, feel rich, and take action to achieve the lifestyle you want and to able to support the causes (and people) you care about. Here are seven mantras that can help you start on the road to riches.



Are you choking off the flow of money to you? Are you so immersed in "where is the money" and the panic, insecurity and frustration that goes with it? What do you do to open up your flow to money?



This fact may surprise you but it’s actually easier to make six figures than it is to make less. But let me assure you, after coaching many soul-preneurs™ to break into six figures, I’ve figured out exactly what you need to do, think and believe to make this happen for you too. In fact, I’ve even boiled it down to a simple system that anyone can implement and be successful following.



Here are Kendall's three PERSONAL tips on how to create a powerful emotional mindset. What this will do for you is help you take your business “platinum” this year!




The difference between highly paid soul-preneurs and everyone else, is that they follow the formula religiously. Luckily, the formula includes ample opportunity to be yourself -- authentic, genuine, powerful and confident.



Whether you realize it or not you have already set 2009 in motion for what kind of year you want it to be for you. Are you being consciously aware of what kind of year you want to create. You have the power to infuse your year exactly how you want it to be!



With all the news and media talking about how the sky is falling over and over again, it's vital that you protect your energy. Keeping your spirits up is a simple way of calling you forth to notice your beliefs that you think about over and over. This one area alone will impact the actions you take - or don't take in your business.




Recently I was named the Attraction Marketing Expert at IdeaMarketers.com. Stepping into that "expert" role publicly has me thinking about Attraction Marketing and what is it, really?

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