Do you charge what you’re worth?
I get it, it’s hard—I’ve always struggled with charging my worth for my services and believing that I actually deserve that money. Many women struggle with this issue, especially when they’re starting a business.
While I’m still a work in progress, I’ve definitely moved forward by miles in terms of my money mindset. Growing a sense of abundance for your business—and keeping it on track—requires the same dedication and work as starting a new fitness routine. A healthy money mindset is a muscle that you have to flex if you want it to grow.
There are many ways to grow your money mindset, but step one is the most important: You have to be ready and willing to let go of your old money mindset in order to grow a new one. With that in mind, I created my own ritual for letting go of my limiting money beliefs and welcoming in new, abundant ones. It’s the perfect marriage between practical business sense (we gotta get paid, ladies!) and spiritual intervention (trusting the universe is vital to your growth).
Step 1: Write down every limiting belief you have around money. Be as general or as detailed as you want, but try to keep it to 1-2 sentences. For examples, some of mine included:
- Money is scarce and hard to come by.
- I don’t deserve to charge high prices for my services.
- People don’t see the high value I provide for what they need.
Once you’ve written them down, cut each believe into a strip of its own.
Step 2: Say each limiting belief out loud, but add “I no longer believe that” in front of it. Then say out loud your new abundant belief. For example: “I no longer believe that money is scarce and hard to come by because I believe in abundance for myself and my business. I believe that money flows my way.”
Step 3: Tear up or destroy each slip of paper. I—very safely, and over the kitchen sink—burned each belief and let it, quite literally, turn to ash. You don’t have to burn these papers—my slips were small and didn’t cause any large flames. And because I’m not a firefighter or safety professional, I can’t officially recommend it. If you’d rather err on the side of caution, you can tear up each slip into little bits and throw them in the trash can, flush them, etc. However you want to get rid of them and “let go” of the limiting beliefs at the same time.
Step 4: Sage it out. Open a window, light your sage and wash away the old spirits of limiting beliefs. Focus on clearing areas where you do your work most of the time and manage your finances. Again, please stay safe.
Now you’re on the road to abundant money beliefs! If you have any questions or topics you’d like discussed here or on the blog, email email@example.com.