Do you know someone who always wants something for nothing? We all recognize them. Their favorite phrase is “Can I pick your brain?” What they really mean is, I want oodles of your valuable time and expertise, but I don’t want to pay for it.
It’s interesting that when it comes to being paid for their services, those same people expect to receive full price. Then, they wonder why they’re struggling to get money flowing into their business. The answer is really very simple…Like Attracts Like.
Do you have an attraction mindset?
If you don’t want to pay others for their services, don’t expect others to pay for yours. If you expect discounts, expect to be discounted. If you want your clients to nickel and dime you at every turn, by all means, nickel and dime others with reckless abandon!
Conversely, if you want your services to be valued and appreciated, it’s important to appreciate and value the services of those you do business with. If you want wonderful clients who are willing to invest in themselves, then be a wonderful client and invest in you. Be the client you want to have.
Interested in building your business, taking it to a new level but feeling stuck? Could you be getting in your own way? Spend some time considering where your mindset and actions may out of alignment with where you want to be. Here are some questions to get you started.
- What qualities and attributes do you want you ideal clients to have?
- What would your ideal client expect from you?
- What kind of customer experience will they be looking for?
- Are you willing to do what it takes to provide that experience? Consider what it would look like when your biz is wildly successful. (This is the “Be careful what you wish for” question. For example, if you hate mowing lawns, consider the wisdom of buying a house with an acre of grass. You may find a luxury condo more satisfying.)
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