How many of us had a dream of telling someone who wanted your help in the professional field ‘ Sorry, you can’t afford me!’
Working 9 to 5 makes you wish to say this to your superiors. But you rely on the paycheck that is steady on a certain day of the week that gives you feeling of security. And you cope. Every time your boss is a jerk you dream to tell him ‘Fuck off’…but again..the paycheck…
Then you finally step out of your comfort zone. Go out to search for clients, happy for every single one you manage to get. And they are fussy, demanding and demanding and at the end complaining about the invoice. And you wish you didn’t HAVE to work with them. Because you NEED the money.
But the real reason behind is that you DON’T APPRECIATE AND VALUE YOURSELF ENOUGH. You think you can’t SAY NO. And then you find yourself in down spiral thinking of all the years you invested in yourself. All the training and education you submitted yourself to and now no one appreciates it.
The above written is my story. I was listening to T. Harv Ekers Passion, Purpose, and Profit webinar and he totally nailed it when he said that some of us just take it as normal to know things, to be good at doing things whereas the others might see it as us totally nailing it and being masters in doing it.
Well, I am one of those to whom it was ‘normal’ to be good, to know things. And that’s why people would approach me with -it only takes you half an hour…and of course, I’d help…
Since I attended Millionaire Mind Intensive something changed.
I started to realize that I AM GOOD. I am good and passionate about what I am doing. Instead of focusing on corporate clients I can switch to small businesses that are hungry for my knowledge. Who are looking to succeed, have their goals set they just need help in getting there.
And most of all, they value the help and are willing to pay for it 🙂 As Mac used to say: Is it good or good?
And yesterday I met a potential client. He started talking with a scarcity mindset, seeing every financial input as a cost instead of an investment, trying to cut costs before I named my price and it really felt great when I said: Sorry, you can’t afford me.
It was liberating, I felt free. As I am broke now I could use the money but by working with this client I would be in my habit of working for money. Instead, I chose the option to follow my passion and to choose people I work with.
And I am positive that by choosing this, I will be attracting more people who will value my knowledge and experience and be willing to pay for it.
Sorry, you can’t afford me is one of the most liberating phrases I have ever said in my life.