This kills me every time
This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
All but one part of my life “clicks.” My bills are paid. My relationships are fantastic. I love what I do and am super happy, except for this one thing.
I find it gut-wrenching to charge for my work. I rarely charge what the work was worth. I am excellent at what I do, and I have great testimonials. I feel like I have a 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…
I need to tell you something, and I'm typing it with nothing but love.
You don't have a healthy 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 you have great testimonials. 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.
It does what you tell it to do. You DECIDE, and the Universe responds. 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.
So, what is the value of the services you offer?
Can you see yourself feeling good about asking for that price?
Write it down and practice saying it out loud. Make it feel real to you.
In your next sales conversation ask for that price.
It's the only way to eliminate that gut-wrenching fear…and hit that next level!
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David-What a powerful response you have provided once again. Most of us have learned what to think about our value and worth from our parents (or their absence). Our parents passed along the lies they were taught by their parents. It is so exciting to be given truth and passing this truth along to my children so that they don’t carry the lies forward. I pray abundant blessings and continued prosperity for you and your community.
Thanks for the post Cynthia. Appreciate your thoughts on this.
This may be one of your best posts David!
Excellent evaluation and Solution 🙂
My question is how might others have answered this question to keep this person stuck?
Mark J. Ryan
Thanks Mark, glad you enjoyed it. So many entrepreneurs undercharge for their services because they just don’t think they are worth it. Once you break through that lie, and start seeing your value, the sky is the limit. Appreciate the post.