YOU ARE RIDICULOUSLY GOOD AT WHAT YOU DO.
You’ve trained hard, you’ve worked your ass off, and, above all, you’re naturally exceedingly gifted at your craft. And this last one, sadly, is a real problem.
Because if you’re like many people, you may struggle with really, truly valuing something that comes easily to you. You find yourself dismissing your natural skills and strengths as nothing special. And end up literally discounting your gifts as you struggle to raise your rates and give away far too much for free. Because, realistically, if it comes so easily to you, it couldn’t be that valuable, right?
Well, I would like to put the kibosh on that terrible thought pattern.
Because it’s not actually realistic and it’s not how you view the rest of the world. Can you imagine looking at a basketball prodigy who signs a multimillion dollar contract and thinking, “Well, he really shouldn’t be getting paid that much money. After all, he’s naturally gifted at basketball.” No, you would NEVER do that.
TRAVELER’S TIP:The next time your thoughts head in this disastrous direction, I would like you to stop. And for just a moment, picture yourself, not as a coach, teacher, or creative, but as a kickass athlete. If you were Mia Hamm, Roger Federer, Serena or Venus Williams, what would your attitude be towards getting plentifully paid for performance, hhhmmm?
Yes, of course, they’ve all worked their asses off. Just like you. But they also all started from a fount of gorgeous, bountifully bestowed, natural talent.
JUST LIKE YOU.
PS: Yes, that IS me being athletic up there. I mean, at least I’m not holding a wine glass, right?