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- choosing a narrow and viable target audience so you stand out
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- planning your transition to full time coaching
- developing or pricing your program
- or working on a mindset issue that’s been blocking you
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Now to the episode …
This episode is part of my new Money Mastery series in which I’ll be talking about money mindset, charging what you’re worth, profits, pricing and revenue planning.
In the last episode, I talked about gratitude practices and the concept of what goes around comes around. If you haven’t heard that episode it’s a great lead in to this one.
Gratitude primes the pump for attraction. When you appreciate your privilege and all that you already have in your life, you’re waking up your manifestation potential or what I’m calling money mojo.
It really should be wealth mojo because it’s far more than just numbers in your bank account. It’s about flow of all positive energy. But the alliteration in money mojo is more fun.
Also just about every coach I know has some money issues and it can be a key limitation to success. Money mindset challenges are easier to overcome than you might think. For some of my client a quick mindset shift and improved charging practices open the flow of income and profits.
What Is Money Making Mojo?
I consider “money mojo” to be an unshakeable belief in your ability to create the life you want.
Maybe right now you have a fledgling coaching business and what you really want is a steady stream of clients and a robust income from coaching. Maybe enough to transition from your day job to full time coaching.
Do you believe you have the ability to create that for yourself?
You might be thinking …
“Well, Rhonda, how can I have unshakeable belief in my ability
if I’ve never achieved those results in my coaching business so far?”
I feel you. When you want something so much, but as time passes and it doesn’t fully materialize, discouragement sets in. And then belief in self suffers.
It doesn’t help that friends and family are watching you. They might even be skeptical that the money you’ve invested in your coach training and business development are ever going to pay off. A lot of people don’t realize that entrepreneurship is always an initial investment and it takes time to get out of the red.
But what’s most important here is what you tell yourself. How you think of your own abilities.
Everyone struggles with belief in self. Everyone. So if you’ve ever felt like there’s something wrong with you and everyone else has this all figured out, that’s not true.
It’s a HUGE myth we all perpetuate that we are alone in our struggles. Let’s bust that myth once and for all! That’s part of what being willing to be both vulnerable and supportive in community is for.
Your growth opportunity every day begins with bolstering your faith in your abilities. And, as a coach and a fellow human being, it’s also a growth opportunity to help others bolster their faith in themselves. That’s part of what brought you to coaching.
You need to do the work that you ask your clients to do. Shuck those limiting beliefs.
But, contrary to a fear some coaches have, you don’t have to have it all figured out before you coach. Just be actively growing yourself.
Now, imagine for a second, that you are living your life from unshakeable belief in yourself despite not yet having everything you want? What would that be like?
Well, first, you would free up so much energy because you’re not living your life with the gas pedal to the floor and the emergency brake on. Seeing yourself as not capable is like an emergency brake that you forgot to take off when you started.
Releasing that constriction in perception frees up your potential too. And yes, it’s totally okay if it takes a while to fully release those false perceptions. Incremental growth rocks and it’s sustainable.
Also, positive beliefs are like pontoons on a boat. Everything flows more smoothly as you travel.
Stop Casting Spells on Yourself
So how can you awaken your money mojo – or your ability to create what you want in your life?
Begin by monitoring what you think and say.
Do you have a mean streak about yourself?
Do you talk to yourself as if you were lecturing?
Are your thoughts full of self-deprecation and bitterness?
Do you default to boredom, victimhood or sarcasm?
Negative thoughts and spoken words about yourself can cast a spell on you. Give yourself a fighting chance and stop casting those spells.
It’s easy to slip into unconscious beliefs about the way it is – as if your past has forever sullied your future or what’s presently happening will always be so.
I invite you to begin a new habit now where you adjust what you think to yourself and say about yourself to more accurate words.
“I’ve never achieved the results I want in my coaching business.”
“Some of my goals haven’t manifested yet.”
Feel the difference? The spell stops anchoring you to disappointment through your words.
5 Powerful Questions to Check Why the Coaching Business You Want Hasn’t Manifested Yet
Looking back at my own coaching business journey, I’ve tracked 5 reasons why I hadn’t yet manifested what I wanted at any given point in time:
- I let my previous failures mean that I wasn’t smart enough to make this happen.
- I hadn’t cleared enough space and time for the thing I was calling in.
- I didn’t actually create a full vision for what I want and then put an action strategy plan in place.
- My heart wasn’t fully into it as evidenced by my lack of focus and consistent action.
- My impatience made me miss the true value of the journey and opportunities available.
I’m much more sanguine about the ebbs and flows of my coaching business now. I know that while I don’t have complete control over my results, I have responsibility for generating my results. It’s actually very freeing to know that.
If your money mojo is flagging take a quick look at each of these areas to see what needs a shift. Ask yourself:
- Do I need to bolster my belief in self?
- Do I need to secure more time and attention for my goals?
- Am I patient and open minded enough to receive what’s coming to me?
- Is my vision and strategy complete enough?
- Am I taking consistent enough action?
I think you’ll find the key to the shift that wants to happen there.
In the Next Episode: Coach, Is It Time to Give Yourself a Raise?