Charging my worth is gut-wrenching…
This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Pegi Dahl. You can find her on the web at www.heypegi.com.
I've lived the Law of Attraction for years now and all but one part of my life “clicks.” My bills are paid. My new desires are met. I love what I do and find that incoming jobs come to me at the perfect time. I'm so happy I could bust, except for this one thing.
I find it gut-wrenching to charge for my work. When I invoice, I rarely charge what the work was worth. I am excellent at what I do, as my clients will attest. I have good self-esteem. I just prefer to do what I love and let the Universe provide.
I'd like to step up my income and move to the next level, which will mean charging what my quality of work is worth. Can you help?
I love this question…
Pegi, I need to tell you something, and I'm typing it with nothing but love.
You don't have good self-esteem.
If you did, you wouldn't be afraid of the rejection you would have to deal with when you begin to charge what you're worth.
Above you said that you're excellent at what you do, and that your clients will attest to it. So tell me, if this is the case, why would you find it gut-wrenching to charge for your work?
You prefer to do what you love and let the Universe provide because you are afraid of what will need to happen for you to grow. You would need to stand in your power, be confident and not be afraid of hearing the word, “no”.
And let me tell you something, the Universe doesn't “provide” anything. You create it. And right now you are creating just enough to get by.
You see Spirit doesn't speak to you through fear, therefore, it's not Spirit that's making it gut-wrenching to charge for your services.
It's your ego.
Your ego knows that you are afraid of rejection and judgment from others, and so it uses that belief to stop you from growing.
Charging what you're worth means that you would need to grow into being that person, and that's something your ego DOES NOT want you to do because it views any kind of growth as a risk.
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That hit home, David. My biz partner and I created and implemented ‘The International Assoc. of Women Spiritual Leaders’ two years ago, and we encountered Pegi’s issue with most of the women with whom we communicated. The Assoc. has since experienced its demise, and one of the reasons is the confusion and conflict many women who are in helping/spiritual practices experience around ‘money’.
Reverend Ruth Reiner, R.N., MA
Thanks for sharing Ruth. You have to be able to charge what you are worth to keep everything in flow. Don’t judge it, just do it! I appreciate the post.
That is a beautiful answer! I so appreciate you loving leadership, and I appreciate the words “Spirit doesn’t speak to you through fear” and “the Universe doesn’t provide anything. You create it”
Thank you Shawna, I appreciate the kind words. Just remember that you are the creator of your own reality, both in good and in bad. Also, fear is a lie and should be treated as such.
Bingo. This certainly hit home. Thank you
Bingo Deborah…I love that! Happy to hear that it resonated with you. What part in particular? I’d love to hear back from you.
So true! Great, life changing advice…
Thank you Xenia! We love it when lives are changed for the better. It fills us up! Appreciate the post.
I agree David. This is currently my growth opportunity and I have been running from it. Thank you for the clarity.
You’re welcome Jack. No more running, the time to seize the opportunity is now. Claim it!