When I learned this principle of Connection Points vs Creation Points, it blew my world open.
One of the things I’ve struggled with since a child, is finding people who wanted to CREATE more. Often times as an adult, I feel alone in my strong drive to move mountains to create new possibilities and paths. Granted, this isn’t the truth, but it’s often how I feel.
For people who know me personally, know that I move fast. When I’m clear and I know what I desire, I move really fast in that direction.
Where there is a “no,” I find another way.
I was in Las Vegas a few weeks ago celebrating my friend’s 40th birthday and while exploring Freemont Street, I saw this sign in front of a street artist’s booth. My heart sank.
I was drawn in by his art. But rather than staying intrigued with it, this sign turned me off completely.
Why? Because when people try to draw me in through pity instead of giving value, I don’t stay engaged.
While I appreciate people’s ability to make a bold ask, I don’t buy things out of pity or being guilted into it.
My old-old-old life: My soul was dying in my corporate life doing the “responsible” thing. (Extreme end of the pendulum.)
My old-old life: I attempted to meditate my way to money. It didn’t work. (The other end of the pendulum)
My old life: I hustled faster to make money. I made six figures but then I got burned out big time. (Back to the other end of the pendulum.)
My new life: I stopped chasing the extremes of the pendulum and stopped long enough to receive what I had actually asked for. I have a growing 6-figure business, BUT more importantly, I love my life. I love my business. I love what I do. I have freedom. (I balance what works and pause long enough to receive.)
Your monthly income goal may actually be a trap.
If your “marketing plan” often sounds like “how can I make money this month,” then this week’s tip will guide you to create consistent income without the worry. And even if you do have an actual marketing plan, but you aren’t seeing the financial results you would like, then listen up for an easier way.
It sounds sexy to have a $10,000 a month income goal, or $5,000 or $20,000. So you get yourself psyched up, you may even tell your coach to add some accountability, and you shoot for the stars.
Charge what you’re worth. You’ve probably been told that this one way to raise your prices.
I used to subscribe to this motto also; I used to teach it. But think about it for a second: how can you possibly charge what you’re worth? Your value is infinite. You are priceless.
How can you put a price tag on what you are worth?
The other thing I heard was “Charge what your client is worth,” because their worth is so great.
But we can use the same argument with your client – they are priceless.
“This program is $50,000 for the year.”
That is when I stopped breathing for a moment.
It was the first time I had a strategy session with a business coach.
It was the first time someone invited me to invest more money than I had ever even spent on a car.
I had hit rock bottom and I knew something had to change. I was broke. I was wondering if I was broken and I knew that line of thinking wasn’t going to get me anywhere.
I had done it “my way” for long enough and it wasn’t working.