It’s one of the questions I get asked frequently when it comes to earning a good living, gifting others with Intuitive guidance, nurturing Reiki energy and most importantly your precious time.
Do you charge what you are worth?
I find it very interesting when there is resistance to charging for our services, or when my students charge less than they feel they are worth. What I have found is that when I ask a few questions, I will uncover a negative belief about money and charging for spiritual services, that can sabotage their success as a Reiki professional.
Gerald send me an article today written by Scott Pape, who wrote the best selling book, The Barefoot Investor. Scott was recently asked about this very topic, and I thought you might enjoy and gain insight from his humorous, yet empowering approach, to Mandy’s question.
You believe in people following their intuition (‘intuition’ or ‘inner teacher’), right? Well, I made the move from charity work to psychic work in 2011, and I keep having the same dilemma. People think it is greedy (if not evil) to charge for what I do! This has made me terrified to become successful, as I feel like I am wearing a bullseye on my chest. I can hardly sleep. What advice do you have for those who want to be spiritually AND financially rich?
(I’m channeling my readers here and they’re like: “Bulldust, you made this up, Barefoot!” But, truthfully, there is no way I could concoct a question like this.)
All I can say, Mandy, is that you should be an Australian fund manager: they believe they are psychics (who can pick winning stocks and outperform the market, even though the evidence overwhelmingly suggests they cannot). Yet they have no problem charging people for their psychic stock-picking (even though their crystal balls are very cloudy).
All jokes aside, if you believe in your business, and people are prepared to pay you for your services, I don’t see a problem. Focus on the people who pay you, not the people who don’t. The idea that you have to choose between being spiritual and being rich is a concoction brought about by tightwads who just want something for nothing. It’s what you do with the money that counts.
Thanks for reading,
I remember having to look at what I believed about money in order to feel comfortable charging what I am worth, and I can tell you how empowering it feels to value yourself, your time and charge what you’re worth!
If you have any questions about this topic or would like to add a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.
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With love, light, and gratitude