Learning how to shatter your money ceiling is — all in your head. Do you believe me? When you price your programs or products do you under-charge or over-price your packages? How do you feel when you explain your pricing to clients or write copy on your website and sales pages?
What you feel comes directly from what you BELIEVE–not from the number next to the dollar sign. It’s true. And how you shatter your money ceiling has everything to do with your willingness to become present with the stories you’ve been living in.
No matter what you “think” you believe about money at the moment, your business profitability is a diagnostic tool for what you’re actually telling yourself subconsciously and repetitively. Notice your behaviors when money is involved. If you explained money to your 5 year old self right now, what is the title of that story? Those are just three ways to start getting more clarity about what you really believe–in your bones–about money.
When I teach clients about their money ceiling–the limits they’ve placed on themselves, I also address money making emotions. Making money is fun, useful and so rewarding. I like to think of money as a tool to be used in this life. So making more of it just means easier access to additional tools and opportunities. What are your thoughts about money?
If the thought of “making money” brings up resistance for you around what that means, there is work to do there. Chances are, you have work to do around money. Your childhood beliefs about money tend to find a way back into your life unless you do the work of becoming intentional about it. As an entrepreneur, one of your goals is to actually make money. And the way you’re going to do that is by staying in action in your business–consistently. (See more on consistency here.) In order to take action you’ve got to have feelings that fuel the action.
These are feelings that don’t fight with motivation. They actually oppose resistance. Resistance is one feeling that throws you into the process of procrastination (Hello Netflix…). But if there’s no resistance, and you don’t need to avoid a feeling, you can be present and engage in your work process.
Accepting yourself and the stage of business you are at includes not judging the speed you’re moving at. When you allow yourself to be right where you are in this moment, you don’t need to skip over stages of building business that are taking longer than you thought they “should”. This can bring peacefulness or ease to your work which can be much more productive than frantic energy.
You can also be willing to feel negative feelings like shame or the inadequacy of not doing a perfect job.
Some thoughts you can use to cultivate these MME (Money Making Emotions) are as follows:
It’s possible that this is where I’m at today.
The progress I make today is perfect.
Just for today, I can consider that this is where I’m meant to be in my business.
Which of these thought/feeling combinations can you see yourself using most often?
Here are some emotions that can help you get into STRATEGIC ACTION. These feelings are especially applicable when you are figuring out your next steps or you have a goal that you want to hit.
Some might call this “warrior energy”–you’re going into battle. You have a competitive edge over your opponent. You are ready to “strike”! Maybe this is with your marketing plan or the release of a new product. Perhaps you have an offer that you’re making. Whatever the case, here are some thoughts to help create strategic emotions and action in your business:
Keep in mind that thoughts and feelings are personal. You may need to play with exactly which thoughts cultivate the most useful feelings for YOU.
Here are some emotions that help generate constrained energy. When you are feeling focused you can create amazing content. The way you communicate with an online audience is facilitated best when you feel FOCUSED EMOTIONS. I use these feelings when my work is to generate emails, copy and program content.
So here are my top 8 emotions to create FOCUSED ENERGY:
There are days when you need emotions to generate actions like jumping off the cliff–pushing the button on an ad campaign or making an offer to a potential client. I call these emotions my Risk Takers. My favorite emotions to support actions like this are these 5:
Without these you can create all the content and programs you’d like but never show anything to the world.
What do you need to believe in order to FEEL one of the RISK TAKING EMOTIONS?
Connection can’t be an afterthought in online business. While we are separated by a screen and potentially thousands of miles and time zones, I feel like I am talking directly to you when I write these emails. I might be soaking up sunshine in Sarasota (true story for today) or sitting on a cozy sofa with my fireplace going in Iowa (soon to be true) but I want to show up in a consistent and predictable way. I want you to feel our connection as well.
The emotions I cultivate on days that I’m coaching and doing work to connect with clients always include these favorites:
The way I think about my clients and my work is what creates these emotions for me and I show up in a way that allows me to deliver full value to YOU.
My favorite thought to create connection is this one: “I see the humanness in both of us right now.”
It’s simple, true and most importantly, it generates a love that inspires me to show up from a giving space.
Which emotion helps you connect most effectively online?
What if it’s inevitable that you will hit your business goals? When you consider that, what feeling comes up?
When you believe that success is guaranteed, there is so much ease in showing up to do the work you committed to do.
Alternatively, when you experience doubt that something will work, it’s easy to find reasons to escape from the task at hand.
Making money as an online entrepreneur results from taking income producing action–repeatedly. Massive action is consistent action over a period of time. And in order to keep taking action, you’ll need to cast a vote for the reality of your success by showing up even when it’s inconvenient. You’ll need to become the person who shows up to do the things she says she will do. You’ll need to demonstrate your priorities.
Creating “done energy” is helpful for “staying the course”. My top four money making emotions to create “done energy” are:
These are the emotions I need to feel in order to be resolute in my business building activities.
Being in the process of creating success isn’t always fun, energizing or exciting. Sometimes it’s all about finding a way to show up even when you’d rather not. So shifting into an emotion that helps you stay on track with your plan is the answer.
Believing that you are a person who is learning to stay committed is one way to begin this process. And that’s just one thought you can try on.
The greater your belief in yourself and the trust you have in your self, the higher the chance you’ll follow through on your plan of action and reach your goals.
Your identity and the set of beliefs you carry around your self concept are the key to done energy. If you believe you never follow through or that you always wait until the last minute–or that you need external accountability, you will not feel the emotions that are needed in order to follow through.
So what do you believe about YOU?
How certain are you that your success IS inevitable? Use my daily resources found here.
I want to be the one to help you learn how to shatter your money ceiling.
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