If you find yourself working very hard and barely getting by, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re not doing it right.
You have every right to work hard and be compensated appropriately for your efforts. If your income to outgo ratio is out of balance this is an indication there are other imbalances in your life. The good news is, with some adjustments, you can correct these imbalances. Once corrected, you will find yourself in a greater financial flow.
The first place to look is your budget, in many cases a budget analysis can expose areas in your spending habits that may not be in your best interests. With a few tweaks here and there, you can find yourself with more money than bills at the end of the month.
The other thing you can do is to raise your financial vibration. Everything is energy, including money, and your income matches the frequency of your money vibration. By raising the frequency of your money vibration, your income adjusts itself to match.
Of course, changing your frequency, or the channel you are tuned into, will take more than the casual flip of the switch. You will have to make adjustments in your life to accommodate and maintain the frequency shift to make it work. While a temporary shift will give you relief in the moment, if the essential adjustments are not made and maintained, your windfall will be short-lived and you will return to your substandard frequency.
This is why lottery winners are usually broke in a few years, because while they had fun when the money was there, they did not do the work of raising their money vibration, so it was not long until they returned to their previous frequency.
In m work with business people, often they are not getting paid what they are worth. Maybe they are not serving in a marketplace that is better suited for their abilities, and they are undercharging for their services.
The imbalance is likely found in the balancing of how one is charging for their services, and how value is represented in the marketplace.
One of the biggest adjustments to make is to how you charge for your services. You will never be remunerated for your true value if your charging by the hour. To say it another way would be, “If you are charging by the hour, you will never get paid what you are worth. Never.”
So, just get over any idea(s) that you might have about charging by the hour because that’s they way you’ve always done it, or it’s how everyone else does it, or whatever. The amount you charge by the hour is your frequency set point. It’s not unlike setting the thermostat on your heater, only in this case, it’s freezing outside and it’s no surprise you’re uncomfortable if the thermostat is set to 35 degrees. And simply charging more per hour, is not going to do it.
You need to be thinking more in terms of value rather than exchanging dollars for time. The dollars for time scenario might offer you an ability to pay the rent and get by, but it will never lead you to abundance.
Stop charging for your time and start charging for your value. It’s like, if you are working with a client and have helped them increase their business ten-fold, how much was your assistance worth? You might think easily $10,000. Any one would pay $10,000 to increase their business ten times its current volume. What if if only took your making three phone calls in 20 minutes.
Well, let’s see; if you charged by the hour – even if there was a one-hour minimum, or even if you charged for a full day, you can see the only person you did a disservice to is yourself. Definitely the client received their benefit, but there is a huge imbalance in your compensation for the results provided.
It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to solve your client’s problems or provide your service. What matters is the client getting what he/she needs and wants. If you’re creating value and you’re giving them value, they’ll pay you for that value.
Now it’s time to figure out what your real value is.
Ask yourself the following questions:
• What are the results of your efforts?
• What services do you offer and how does your involvement provide solutions? How does your client benefit from your services? Do your services make a difference?
• What is important to your client? Why? What level of importance?
• Have they paid for similar services in the past? If so, what were the results? Why? What was that experience like?
• Why do you think your client was attracted to you and/or your sevices?
• What are your client’s expectations? How will your client know you’re efforts are successful? What would that look like?
By getting the answers to these questions – not guessing what the client will say, but actually getting the client to answer these questions – you will have the information you need to create VALUE in the mind of the client.
If your work is perceived to have value, they will be delighted to pay you. If they do not perceive your value, they will not pay you, no matter how low you go on the pricing scale.