I remember when I first started my business...
It kind of grew organically. At the time it seemed like magic.
I got my first 3 clients in one day. And then through word of mouth I got another and another and another and another.
To me, the math was simple. Get 40 or so of these clients and life would be sweet.
Making around $20k recurring income per month. With little to no overheads. Working with beautiful heart centred clients.
Coming from the corporate world, this was like a dream come true.
But that's not quite what happened...
I took on way too much. I had no concept of what this kind of workload would feel like. I didn’t outsource anything. I started dropping the ball. I was exhausted, overworked and I started resenting the business that I had worked so hard to build.
My biggest value - Freedom, the reason I actually started the business in the first place, was slowly going down the tubes along with my spirit and my sense of joy.
So I decided to sell the business. I wanted out and I told myself that this was the best thing for me. That I would concentrate on coaching instead.
But on reflection I sabotaged the whole situation as I lacked something important at the time.
I didn't believe I was good/valuable/smart/talented enough to deserve what I was getting.
I had reached my inner thermostat.
Gay Hendricks PhD, said in his book the 'The Big Leap':
“Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed our inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure.”
Everyone has their own setting.
The sad thing is; it holds so many people back.
The exciting thing is; no one really needs more skills, more information or more strategy.
When it comes to business and making more money, the only thing most entrepreneurs really need to work on is their mindset and their internal thermostat. In order to change your financial situation, you need to change your financial set point and your internal belief system.
If you want a better financial outcome, you need to raise your financial thermostat to a level higher than what it is now. ⠀
Yet what so many women in business do is seek to add more knowledge & skills to their arsenal in the hope that it will make them start to feel worthy and feed the one thing they instinctively know they need more of - belief. Because once they have that belief and self worth, then they'll have the permission to make the kind of money they want to make.
But that’s not true. At all!
It’s not true because you know enough already. You ARE enough already. You can make the kind of money you want to make already.
All that’s required is for us to go to that thermostat and ease that temperature up a little. You don’t have to go from 70 to 100. You can go from 70 to 80 and build from there. And that increase in ‘temperature’? That’s when proper magic happens.
To your rising success!