I hear a lot of clients say that once they’re successful and have made a lot of money that then they’ll use the success and resources to help the world.
That’s ok, and it is a delay technique or a compromise strategy of “only if, then”. This technique delays us from showing up fully in our minds, with our work and in the world.
From my own personal experience, it was from this place did my career take off – devoting time to helping people while working really hard to build a business.
For me, I had multiplied “bridge” jobs that financially sustained me while I built this practice. I was a waitress, clerk at a natural food store, nanny and worked at my local farmer’s market while doing a ton of pro bono work.
My intention and attention was focused on helping people feel better, not making buckets of cash.
And this was when I started to hit the big financial goals I truly didn’t believe was possible. Had I waited for the money to be there first before I could do something good, I’d probably still be waiting.
The money usually follows by fulfilling some aim or purpose first. This is a bit of reverse engineering but it very much seems to work. And, there are others who chase the money first and find success in that too, but I think it’s about how you want to go about success and what you’re working to serve. You know?
November 3, 2022