The 3 Low-Vibe Thoughts That Hold Entrepreneurs Back
The common low-vibe thoughts that hold entrepreneurs back can be turned around with a shift in mindset.
Whether you’re a brand new entrepreneur or you’ve been in the game for decades, there are a few limiting beliefs that we all start out with — and we all need to overcome in order to reach the kind of wild success we’re dreaming about.
How do you know if you still have these limiting beliefs sneaking around in your subconscious? Easy. If you’re as successful as you want to be, then you’ve broken through these three negative beliefs. If you’re not, then chances are you still have some work to do.
So let’s dive in.
The 5 Low-vibe Thoughts That Hold Entrepreneurs Back From Success
1. I’m not worth $____.
Everyone starts with this damaging belief, and as we grow, the belief doesn’t go away — the number simply gets higher.
It can be hard to charge your clients what you’re actually worth, especially if you’re in business for the right reasons. You care. You want to do good in the world. And that intention leads you to rationalize charging less.
The other reason we fall into this negative belief is we truly underestimate our own value, and this can be even harder to overcome. When you’re afraid to value what you do, you have a hard time asking people to pay for your services. You get stuck in low-end rates and give way too many discounts. Essentially, you start giving away your value.
Here’s the thing. You should never feel bad about charging what you’re truly worth because you’re actually helping others by sharing your unique gifts. If they want to hire you for your talent and skills, then you’re actually doing something good for them by offering your service. You’re giving them the tools they need to sustain and grow their business. You’re helping them reach their goals.
And you shouldn’t feel bad about helping people, simply because there’s an exchange of money that goes along with it. You’re getting your clients from where they are to where they want to be. That’s worth something. And if you don’t value that, then they won’t either.
If you want to grow, you have to believe your worth it. Or you will help everyone else around grow while you get left behind. Charge what you’re worth. Don’t be afraid to ask for and accept payment. If your heart is in the right place, then it’s an act of courage.
2. I’m not good with money.
Another variation of this one sometimes sounds like: I hate asking people for money, or I’m terrible at the business side of things.
It’s easy to convince ourselves that we’re “not good” at the financial side of things. It lets us off the hook from doing it well. But that’s another limiting belief that can hold you back from earning what you want.
If you want to grow your business, you have to think, believe and behave in a way that suggests your business is already succeeding. Whatever you think, you attract. So it’s important to make sure your thoughts are supporting you, as well as your business decisions.
The first step to increasing your business savvy and abundance is to change the story you’re telling yourself. Instead of constantly reminding yourself that you’re “bad with money,” try finding your financial strengths and believing in your ability to learn.
Maybe your struggle with money comes from a different place, such as the belief that accepting money from others will put them in a position of financial hardship. When you land a big sale, for example, you feel guilt instead of the success you earned.
If this is your story, focus on how much value you offer your clients. You bring so much to the table that can help them move their businesses forward — and that’s definitely worth your cost. Consider how much you could both grow from this opportunity, and trust in your ability to contribute.
3. I hate selling.
Selling can be one of the toughest parts of the job, especially if you’re still struggling through some of the limiting beliefs from above. For many new entrepreneurs, selling can feel disingenuous or slimy. But there’s an easy way to change the way selling feels, so you can start to feel good about a process that keeps your business alive.
The trick is in the mindset. First, drop the struggle. Instead of trying to “sell” a potential client, think of it as an explanation of the solutions you offer. Think of your products or services as solutions to your potential client’s obstacles and struggles. Then walk your potential client through the process of implementing those solutions.
Basically, your sales conversation should be about how you can help. Ask questions to uncover your potential client’s problems, so you can effectively offer solutions and explain how they would help grow their business.
By coming from a place of collaboration and value, you can shed that slimy feeling and step into a place of empowerment.
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