We all have them. Those pesky excuses that pop up every time we start to whine about why our work isn’t…working.
I’m going to dig into a few of the ones I hear most often and show you why they aren’t actually true — and how you can actually obliterate them once and for all. (Here’s a tip for you: Most of these excuses are covering a deeper limiting belief. What do you think that belief is for you? Pay attention to what comes up once you debunk these blocks.)
If you haven’t read Part I yet, you can find it here: Simple Truths Behind Common Blocks – Part I
Today we continue on with the second excuse in our series!
2. Nobody’s interested in personal growth. The whole world is in survival mode.
Are you kidding me?? Take a look around. The world NEEDS YOU. You were put here on purpose. At exactly this time, in exactly this place. For a reason. The people you have access to, the energy and environment around you, the circumstances and situations and financial status of everyone you touch. It’s all part of your divine purpose. Because only YOU, with your unique gifts and abilities and background, can do the work you’re meant to do. Right now. Right here.
It’s time for people to move out of survival mode. The ones who are barely scraping by, living paycheck to week-before-paycheck, they’re losing hope, and they’re losing faith. If they can get a taste of what you have to offer — maybe through some of those keys in #1 — maybe that’s the spark they need to reignite their own purpose. To find their way back to abundance. And once you help spread the seed of abundance, you naturally find yourself knee-deep in your own crops.
Here’s a secret: If you want something badly enough, you will find a way to make it happen. So if you get yourself out there, you start showing up authentically, you give people ways to access you and your great work…the people who are your tribe, they’ll find a way to make it happen. They’ll give up their Starbucks for the month, they’ll cancel cable. They’ll pull out a credit card — and instead of using it for dinner out or retail therapy, they’ll invest in themselves. They’ll pick up an extra shift at work, or they’ll have a garage sale. If they decide that it’s more costly to go another day without your work in their life, they will gladly pay your rates. Period.
Here’s the other secret: Not everybody is broke. There is a LOT of abundance out there — it’s actually unlimited, you know. How many people do you meet that carry a designer bag? Or splurge on shoes? Or eat fancy dinners out more nights a week than at home? Or have the latest and greatest tech at their fingertips?
As soon as you let go of your fear of lack, you’ll be able to escape the tunnel-vision that keeps you from seeing all the abundance available to you.
Bonus tip! Want an easy way to shortcut any objections to your price? Put it into perspective for them. Tell them how they’ll recoup their investment. Or show them where they can borrow it from. If your tribe is full of business owners, tell them that one month’s advertising budget will eliminate the need to pay for ads the rest of the year. Or if you help women advance in their careers, tell them they can get back twice your rate with their next wage negotiation. If you’re a motivational speaker, tell the business owners that you’ll improve productivity by 20% after speaking to their team. (Sticking with our need to be authentic here, ONLY tell them these things if you can back it up.) Make it clear to them that they can’t afford NOT to hire you.
I’ve got a few more excuse-busting posts queued up to launch your way over the coming days…but I’d also like to hear what your biggest hurdles are right now! What is holding you back in your business or in getting your work out there?? Post in the comments below and I’ll dig into those ones, too!