You’re set and ready to grow your small business: you’ve packaged your product and service offerings, your marketing strategies are rolling out, and you’re excited about the transformation you’re going to help your clients achieve.
And yet, you feel stuck. The money isn’t coming fast enough. You don’t even want to admit this, because “it’s not about the money” – so you hesitate to acknowledge how frustrated you really are. What in the world is wrong here?
It’s possible that your “money sign” – or the money vibration you’re putting out in the world – might be saying “Do Not Disturb.”
I compare this to being in a hotel room. You say, “I’m starving!” and order room service – but then you put out your “Do Not Disturb” sign. No wonder the things you want – the right clients, satisfying work, and yes, MONEY – aren’t rolling in the door!
You’re caught in the “yes but no.”
Money is an area that challenges many small business owners, especially women. You may feel that it’s wrong to mention money, as if it’s taboo. You might avoid talking about how much you make, perhaps you hide purchases or even lie to yourself about how much you’ve spent.
Somehow, you’ve forgotten the most important money principle:
Receiving money is a signal that you are being of service to the world.
In fact, receiving more money is a signal that you are being of more service! I often remind my coaching clients that whether you are reaching more people or charging more for your services, receiving money is another type of energetic exchange demonstrating that you are sharing your gifts in the world. Any mindset that has you believe that receiving money is wrong, bad or you are being too big… only holds you small and has you keep your gifts to yourself. Remember that the world works on the idea of creative expansion. Open up and allow in the flow!
Is it possible you’ve hung a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door of your small business? What areas of your business may be sending these signals to potential clients? Is it easy to work with you? Are you excited about what you offer, but hesitate to charge enough to support a growing and sustainable business? What do your customers ask for that you don’t currently offer? Where is your courage to package your passion.
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