OUR DREAMS BEGIN WITH OUR EGO. BUT THAT CAN AlSO BE WHAT DESTROYS THEM.
Do you have internal conflict and resistance around selling online courses, programs, coaching and mentoring, because it feels somehow a bit spammy somehow?
Have you ever felt like a fraud, by desiring to promote and sell your creations, products and services?
I’m asking you this because the weight of those struggles burden so many of us. It’s one of the main things I get about by my 1:1 clients, and I wanted to address it because I think it deserves to be put to bed.
Nobody should be doubting themselves via the feelings of the fraud factor.
And this will help you to understand that what you offer is helpful.
It’s magical. Life-changing. Transformational. It’s a gift.
And it doesn’t matter what it is.
From the feng shui and manifesting courses I adore, to baby sleep programs, to books, to your Virtual Assistant service, to your ceramic creations and your floristry to your wedding planning to your children’s book; to your business brilliance and sales and storytelling courses and your 1:1 services; to your contracting services and your copywriting; from the VIP platinum to the low-end price point
YOUR WORK IS NEEDED IN THE WORLD.
Of course, our businesses start with ego-based desires.
I want this, for myself, for my love. For my passion and for my heart and also, in honesty, because I believe it will be successful-
I love to photograph, to write, to plan, to organise, to earn, to collaborate, to create dream grow.
And when it comes to actually putting it out there-
And not just putting it out there but putting it out there in any form of major significance that shows TRUE BELIEF in who you are and what you do-
When you can put what you create out there and ask for the sale day after day after day because you know so concretely that this will make a difference, because you know you are good at what you do, you know your story and experiences and your unique way of seeing the world and what you have learned can help others-
You are releasing the ego-desires that you started with.
You realise that actually, even if just momentarily, your work can touch a person’s life.
And that’s where the doubt creeps in.
How can you, be enough? How can what you do, create, desire- ever possibly be enough?
Is what we are really asking. Is where the fear and the fraud factor stems from.
I was asked this week if it’s possible to earn money without exploiting people.
If that is your calling, I don’t see how you can’t NOT help the people you believe – and see – are in need of help?
And you will find a way. Your way. You don’t have to coach, or teach, or mentor, or provide courses or books for. You could create a charity or gain sponsorship or do a sponsored event or do whatever you feel called to in a way that feels good to you.
But what we can’t do is let our own egos get in the way of helping those who need it. Who are crying out for it.
I thank the day I purchased my first ever online marketing course.
It literally changed my life.
We were living paycheck to paycheck.
I was going through all of the motions in being in business but not showing any real significant change. I felt so LOW about my life and guilty for all of the things I wanted to provide but couldn’t. Guilty for not living up to my ‘full potential’. Guilty for pouring all of my time and attention into my BUSINESS but neglecting the creative part of me that needed watering the most. We were counting out pennies to buy bread.
When I found that course, it was priced at around $400. I had no idea how I was going to find that money. I took it from our bills account and trusted in God and the Universe.
Was I vulnerable? Absolutely. Was I desperate? Absolutely. Did it help? 100 million times over.
Did the creator of the course stop to think about whether or not vulnerable people were going to take on debt and stress and marital strain as a result of buying her program? Possibly. Possibly not. But she put it out there anyway.
She believed the information and lessons she had learned could make a difference in somebody’s life. And she was right.
Imagine if I had never found that course. Imagine if the creator had not believed in it enough to promote it in any real way. Imagine if her ego had got in the way of reaching me –
I’m not sure if I’m exploiting people by selling this. I’m not sure if I should be charging for this knowledge. I’m not sure if surely, my clients would be able to find this all out on Google anyway. I’m not sure I’m the right person for the job. I’m not sure if I’m charging too much.
Imagine if all of those thoughts had eaten her alive and she had either not created it, or sold it.
Every day, I am thankful.
And everyday, people out there in the world, are waiting to be thankful for you, too.
Now, I have an entire folder stuffed full of testimonials, video and written, of how my programs and services have helped them. To change, to transform, to grow. Evidence, if you like.
I began keeping it for myself, a little visual happiness boost of how far I have come and how much I have achieved if I ever felt down. Now it is testimony to people who need my work, to hear my voice, to read these very words, to work side by side along with me.
You don’t need testimonies to begin. You don’t need testimonies to change, or evolve.
You might have used what you’re sharing in your own life, or to touch the lives of those around you. Your friends, your boss, your own stories are as valid and as powerful as testimony of paid clients.
I’m going to be sharing stories of natural and conscious parenting soon. I’ve written a book on hypnobirthing, I’ve breastfed a child for 3.5 years, our baby bubble is upheld by nature and faith and our environment. I’m not ‘THE EXPERT’ but the choices we have made and the research we have taken and the changes we have witnessed are enough for me to say – you know? this needs to be shared. I think people need to hear this-
Because I did.
You need to know that somehow, in someway, you are helping people who need you.
Because you too, once needed what you now provide. You needed to learn those lessons, live those stories, explore, discover, experience that life of yours and change through it and become it and like a giant blown rainbow bubble you were formed (and forming) and are now powerfully gracing those who need you.
You are needed, more than you know.
You are valuable, more than you know.
Release the fear which says
– Am I REALLY able to make money doing something I love AND helps others?
Release the ego which says
– You? not good enough. Not experienced enough. Not ready.
And it is easy for me to say ‘release the ego’ which is kind and gentle and nurturing and what does actually need to happen BUT is easier said than done so for the advice which is grounded, real, practical?
Ask yourself –
Are there people who need help in this area?
How can I help them?
It’s that simple. It’s all you have to do. And remind yourself daily of the real reason you are doing this –
Beyond the ego.
Love and Light xo
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