I once asked a few people to be part of my Research and Development team to find out what stopped them from getting out there in a BIG way to get clients. I also asked them to tell me the MOST they could see themselves making being self-employed. Honestly, I was saddened by the answers that rolled in, and their answers were right in line with the people I talk to on a daily basis. You see, most people have very LOW expectations on what can be made in self-employment. The average from my polling was between $50,000 and $75,000, and the highest amount I heard was about $150,000. Using SYSTEMS and LEVERAGE techniques, we can totally change that to create an income that is FAR beyond what you’ve ever thought attainable for yourself. (I know it may not seem possible as you read this, but I promise you, it IS possible for you too. I’ve done it for myself and I’ve done it for countless clients.) To help you change your mindset around that, I wanted to share a paragraph in Louise Hay’s book ‘You Can Heal Your Life,’ which has stayed with me since the very first time I read it years ago. Here’s what she writes: “I love the visualization of standing at the seashore looking out at the vast ocean and knowing that this ocean is the abundance that is available to me. Look down at your hands and see what sort of container you are holding. Is it a teaspoon, a thimble with a hole in it, a paper cup, a glass, a tumbler, a pitcher, a bucket, a wash tub, or perhaps you have a pipeline connected to this ocean of abundance? Look around you and notice that no matter how many people there are and no matter what kind of container they have, there is plenty for everyone. You cannot rob another, and they cannot rob you. And in no way can you drain the ocean dry. Your container is your consciousness, and it can always be exchanged for a larger container.” I was totally floored when I first read this. I remember “looking down at my hands” and seeing a very large bucket, one bigger than I could carry, thinking that was a LOT. But when I read about the possibility of having a PIPELINE connected to this ocean of abundance, I was struck by the very small thinking I was doing. And frankly, I was mad at myself for having thought so small before. It hit me like a ton of bricks that I wasn’t asking the Universe for nearly as much as I could. So, I started “asking” for a bigger income, little by little, every year by adding about $50,000 to the previous year’s revenue goals, believing that I COULD achieve it. And at the end of every year, I did achieve it, sometimes by a lot more. Now, I’m simply asking for triple what I made last year (and on my way to achieving that.) What are YOU asking for? Your Assignment: Close your eyes and imagine yourself standing on the sand, toes in the water, looking out into the vast ocean of abundance. Yes, even if it feels corny or goofy, just DO it, no one’s watching you! Besides, how you do anything is how you do everything, in business and in life. If you’re not willing to do this, then you’re probably not willing to do much to change your mindset or what it takes to grow your business. Imagine that you cannot ask for too much because you can never exhaust the supply that is available to you and everyone else. No matter what you’ve thought up to now, know this (while you’re at it, go ahead and print it up so you can put it up on a wall where you can see it everyday):
- There will never be a shortage of clients you can attract.
- There will always be enough people who will pay you what you want to be paid.
- There will never be a cap on how many clients you can help.
- There will never be a cap on how many e-books you can sell.
- There will never be a cap on how many attendees will attend your workshop or teleclass.
- There is an inexhaustible supply of ways you can offer what you offer that your competitors don’t offer.