When you approach a professional for services, you pay the posted fee, recognizing that the professional is worthy of their fee because you have confidence they can do the job. They are rendering a service for a certain amount of money, which is justified in the value of that service. So what is it about asking for that amount of money we charge for our services that stops us in our tracks, perhaps second-guessing our own worth?
What messages did you receive about money while growing up that may be impacting how you view yourself in relation to money? Think about these common phrases you may have heard:
- "Money doesn't grow on trees."
- "Money is the root of all evil."
- "Money doesn't buy happiness."
- "Money makes the world go around."
- "A penny saved is a penny earned."
- "Time is money."
How is your current attitude toward money and about the way money flows in and out of your hands and around you, shaped by these and other messages? Do you engage in poverty or scarcity thinking, focusing on lack of rather than abundance of? Think about this next time you walk into a store to purchase an item: where is your focus? I enter a store setting the intention that I am affording what I have come for. Consider intention as you budget your finances or face your debt. We get what we focus most on.
The law of attraction tells us that money is simply a resource, an instrument that flows to and around us, and that there is more than enough money for us--we must merely ask for it. When we feel at ease asking for what we want, knowing that what we charge is fair and deserved in exchange for the value we give, we are in flow and aligned with our core values and purpose. Whether this means requesting a pay raise or posting our fee schedule, we are affirming the value of what we do and what we can deliver. We must challenge those old beliefs about money that have us undermine our worth and instead, know that the service we give meets a need. We must engage in prosperity thinking. And then we must express gratitude for the abundance we receive in all areas of our life.
What is YOUR worth?
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