DOING WELL SHOULDN'T MAKE YOU FEEL BAD
I FEEL GUILTY ABOUT BILLING
It’s easy to misunderstand value and have a poor attitude and relationship to money.
So many skilled, knowledgeable professionals find themselves in this internal tug-of-war.
You can feel like earning beyond your basic means somehow denotes compromising my connection to God, truth, deep values, and living with purpose.
You can feel as though charging well for your services is somehow less than compassionate, less than Christian, as though you’re living an empty lifestyle of decadence.
You must realize that this insidious belief that money will corrupt your core essence is actually poverty consciousness in action.
You grow attached to your money story, believing integrity lies in being broke.
TIME, ENERGY, AND EXPERTISE, LIKE MONEY, ARE RESOURCES
What if you suddenly had 6 more hours in the day?
What if you rarely got tired emotionally or physically?
To feel good, do good, would you need to find a way to give that time or energy away?
If you don’t feel like having more time or energy would somehow make you a selfish miser, then why would your perception of wealth do this to you?
You think that something as sacred as healing, growing, protecting, representing should only be offered for free.
But, if someone wants or needs to defend, protect, change, grow, or heal, they need to give energy to invest in their defense or transformation.
They are investing in what you can do for them, what they need and, just as there are differing brands and prices, so too is it true with level of experience and knowledge offered.
As one must love themselves to fully accept love, one must value themselves and their expertise in order to accept payment at the level commiserate with that expertise.
If Poverty Mindset is holding you back, it may be that your identity is too attached to your own self-limiting image.
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. – Proverbs 10:4
You work hard, you give of yourself to those who seek your assistance. See your value and let go of the false narrative.
Don’t ask, “is it ok to charge this much?” Trust your skills, work hard, work diligently and honestly, and you need never have a doubt.