WHAT PROFESSION HAS THE BIGGEST MONEY BLOCKS?
Hello gorgeous, today’s video digs deep into a topic that I find so interesting: which profession do you think has the biggest money blocks?
It’s pretty safe to say that everyone has money blocks, even if they don’t know it yet, and while it’s true that there are many commonalities amongst the people I teach, some industries have money blocks totally unique to their industry. And in fact, you might resist money mindset work because you feel like it doesn't apply to you!
Here’s some Denise truth talk.
Unless you’re willing to clear your money blocks on an ongoing basis, you’re going to self sabotage and stay stuck at your current income.
So, if everyone in your industry is broke and complaining about money, stop using your profession as an excuse, and instead find the hidden gold to move past your blocks.
Let’s get started.
As I mentioned, some money blocks are pretty universal for entrepreneurs - talk about these a lot in my book Chillpreneur.
The three most common are:
- I have to work really hard to make money,
- I have to choose between helping people OR making more money
- And... If I make more money - bad things will happen.
And everyone has their own version of that - for example - you won't be a good parent - you'll burn out, or you'll get into trouble with the tax man!
These blocks are pretty huge in themselves, but some industries have some even more specific nuances that go beyond these universal ones.
Let’s dive into it.
First up, let’s talk about entrepreneurs in the health industry.
I’m talking about health and wellness coaches, professionals like naturopaths or herbalists, weight loss coaches and anyone who helps clients transform their health or well-being in any way.
So many people working in the health industry have blocks like:
Good health should be free, I’m taking advantage of people’s illnesses, and I can’t offer people solutions or supplements because I shouldn’t be “salesy”.
The whole REASON that people come to you when you’re a health professional is to learn how to better take care of themselves. Of course, good health is everyone’s birth-right but some people need a little more help than others. And they are coming to YOU for a solution.
If they wanted, they could most likely find a low or no-cost solution to DIY it for themselves, but some people want deeper transformation and personal attention. They’ve come to you for your knowledge, so not giving them a solution, whether that’s your knowledge and skills or a recommendation for a supplement – then you’re not serving them to the best of your ability.
You’re actually stopping yourself from doing the work you’re here to do.
Here is an affirmation for you, I serve, I deserve.
The affirmation “I serve, I deserve” is a really good one to use as a pattern interrupter for these sorts of blocks. It reminds you that you’re being of service to people, and it’s okay to charge in return for your expertise.
Health IS wealth for people - and it's totally okay for you to charge to help people with it.
Next up, let’s talk.. Coaches and consultants
Coaches often get tied up in their own perfectionism, which can have huge consequences for their abundance.
If you’re a coach but you:
- Feel like you have to be more successful or earn more than your own clients,
- Feel like a fraud, or
- Feel like you have to be “perfect” before you can help others,
... then you’ve definitely got the most common blocks in your industry.
I think coaches often feel like this because we want to prove that we’re past the problems our clients are facing.
Clearing up the perfectionism is a first step to not self sabotaging yourself as a coach. Remind yourself that clients are coming to you for your skills to hold them accountable, to hold the space for their dreams, and to help them work through their own feelings of not being good enough.
You don't have to earn more than your clients. And you don't have to be the expert in everything. Think of Olympic coaches - they aren't necessarily the best runner or swimmer. That is the athletes they coach. They are the best at helping their clients with mindset - with getting out of their own way - AND holding them accountable to their training.
Every single person - the richest people in the world need people to hold space for them. Everyone has blind spots. So - stop thinking you have to be perfect before you help others. Give yourself a break and treat yourself with as much compassion as you do your clients.
Next up… let’s talk finance professionals like Bookkeepers, accountants, financial advisors
You guys also have the tendency towards perfectionism. If you’re a finance professional who feels ashamed because your books aren’t aren’t as well kept as your clients’ are, or because you don’t always follow your own advice perfectly, then you’ve got blocks that are keeping you from helping more people.
Working on your own money mindset and clearing the perfectionism will also help you have more compassion for clients who get blocked around working with you in the first place.
Next up - my lucky bees in the Spiritual world.
I know so many gifted spiritual entrepreneurs who are really blocked about charging for their work. It’s really common to hear, “I can’t charge for my gift!” “It’s unethical to charge for spiritual things,” or “Nobody wants to pay for this,”
Maybe you attract clients with a victim mentality or can’t afford to pay you.
You might even get negative feedback about you charging for your gifts from your tribe.
It’s so important to remember the affirmation, “I serve, I deserve,” and remind yourself that when you release your blocks, more money can flow to you and you’ll be able to help more people!
Artists and creatives
The final group I’m going to talk about here is artists and creatives.
If you’re in a creative business, then you’ve probably got a block around charging for your art. There’s a real risk that you’re running the “starving artist” script in your life – that you can’t make a living from your art, and that it’s somehow noble to live in poverty rather than “selling out”. It’s as though the art is more real if you suffer for it.
Add in another common belief, that “nobody will pay for art” or “people don’t appreciate creativity”, and you really will be the starving artist, or at least until you clear the blocks.
I know plenty of artists who have made abundant lives and businesses from their art, without having to sacrifice their sanity or their bank accounts, and you can too.
Now I've worked with entrepreneurs like you in almost every industry all over the world.
When you're ready to finally deal with your money stuff and you want my support come and join us.
Go to Denisedt.com/bootcamp for all the details or send me a message on Insta and let's chat to see if this makes sense for you right now.
Happy block clearing, Lucky Bee!
It’s your time and you’re ready for the next step!
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