A little over eight days ago, I attended the last day’s event at Transform 2014 with Pamela Bruner and I want to share my takeaway about removing limiting beliefs about money. If you are in business as a freelancer, entrepreneur, or small business owner, and feel you are not producing the income you desire, you MUST reconsider your beliefs about money. Sometimes we discount our services and products because we think potential clients won’t pay. What that really means is that we don’t think we are worth it. But if the product or service that you are offering can help them take their business to another level, change their quality of life, provide a unique experience, then your prices and fees are not about you making money but about them getting the transformation they need. You have to see the value in what you provide and target the customers that understand your value and will pay your price. Now keep in mind, you have to be realistic and consider the market price but I’m really referring to prices that undercut the market, which are hurting you overall. Remember, quality over quantity.
In other instances, we don’t invest in ourselves because we see it as an unnecessary debt. But here’s the thing, if you don’t invest in yourself, there’s no guarantee of any return. An investment is a risk but investing in yourself always pays off because it will never depreciate. No one can take knowledge and sound information away from you. It is there to make you a better person, to produce a better product and provide a valued service. When you make that type of investment, then you can produce the income you desire for the other types of long-term (house) and consumable debt (credit cards). Better yet, if you make enough money, you won’t have any debt at all! Now that sounds fabulous!
So what are your limiting beliefs about money? If you are a blogger, do you believe you can’t monetize your blog? Don’t know which direction to start? One investment that I chose to make in myself and my freelance business pursuits was joining a blog community at Problogger.com. Already I’ve learned some technical tricks and blog support information that I wasn’t aware of that I will be implementing soon. I’ve also taken on a 31 day blogging challenge which is a powerful vehicle to help you hit the mark without unnecessarily stumbling. Click on the icon to the right to learn more about the challenge, and begin to harness your true power as a successful blogger.
Remember, personal and professional transformation occurs with awareness and that starts from within. Make sure you are not holding you back with limiting thoughts and beliefs about money and investing in yourself.