Make The “Big Income” Shift in Your Business in 2015
The “Big Income Shift”
Would you like to break through invisible glass ceiling that’s been keeping you stuck in a constant run for the money?
A big mistake that you may be making is that you’re wearing all the hats in your business… even the ones that don’t fit!
Imagine if you asked an astronaut to multi-task building the spaceship, design the feedback systems, fuel the ship, do the maintenance, communicate with all the moving parts of the command structure, do fundraising, marketing and PR, manage the staff and balance the budgets too.
If she performed all of these roles, how efficient do you think she would be?
How viable would her aircraft be?
Yet, that’s exactly what we as wellness professionals have done for years when making the leap from employee to entrepreneur. We took on all the roles ourselves. From service to marketing, to bookkeeping to support staff.
Any work responsibility that existed, we took it all on… in addition to our primary life purpose!
In a bit, I’m going to share a powerful method for waking up your inner “Big Income” Lifestyle Business, but first I want to ask you a few questions.
Is Wearing All the Hats Closing the Door On Your “Big Income?”
It’s no wonder that “big income” always remains elusive as you “work tirelessly” in many directions at once.
Those of us called to serve have even come to feel that “working tirelessly” is a character strength.
But what if it isn’t ALWAYS a strength?
Most of us raised up in the helping professions see the gaps and we learn to fill them, because we’ve seen the suffering of those we are meant to be treating and we want to stop it. In this context, we’re motivated to help alleviate suffering. So in this context it’s strength.
Take our astronaut for example. If she wears all the hats, how much time does she lose in getting her ship off the ground?
How much more can she accomplish in space (once she gets there), after letting the other experts do their part? How many more trips can she manage if she’s focused only on her specific role?
If part of your mission is to serve more people AND have a Big Income to support your lifestyle dreams, then learning what limits your income growth is as important as helping others.
You won’t do much good for others if you’re tired, distracted and pulled in too many directions. You’ll never fully realize the glory of your life’s purpose.
When I was a busy mental health director and consultant, I was constantly jumping from one problem to another in a multitude of departments with different regulations.
Some days my head would spin even with all of the background support of clerical staff, public relations, human resources, fiscal and payroll departments.
I worked tirelessly and I became physically ill as a result. In short, I was a workaholic and I didn’t know how to stop.
I would talk about stopping, but it was as if some invisible force drove me forward as my own dreams for HOW I wanted to live sat on the back shelf. I said, someday, when…… Then I’ll spend more time with family, travel, serve on a broader scale.
Yet, I felt upset that I couldn’t have the kind of life I wanted. But I wasn’t willing to sacrifice the care others needed in order to improve their challenging health and mental health issues. I was DRIVEN.
Can you relate?
Is Your “Big Income” Hiding Beneath A Legacy of Suffering?
Everything in life is a trade off.
But do you really want to trade off your big income potential, because you’re trapped in all the marketing, service, publishing, bookkeeping yourself?
For many of us called to serve, we learned that “suffering” is part of the equation. We take it for granted that it’s just part of the process. It’s a legacy of suffering beneath the weight of responsibility and multi-tasking, and when you’re keeping all the balls in the air, you aren’t even aware of what could help you break free from it.
How could you?
Your “Big Income” life is actually sitting side by side with the one you’re living now. But you can’t see it. An invisible inner force keeps you doing what you really don’t want to be doing, but you just haven’t figured out how to let go.
The good news?
It’s not about making a big leap. It’s about making some small but powerful moves to support yourself and your life’s work.
Big Income Supports You AND Those You Serve
Let’s face it; it’s not about “Big Income” as much as it is about living the lifestyle you long for WHILE you do what you LOVE serving others.
The health and wealth of your business is tied up in your own emotional, mental, spiritual and financial wellness.
What you do to support your own strengths AND limits, supports the growth of your business. The growth of your business is what fuels the healing for those who need you most.
When you break free from the “suffering” legacy, there’s more of you available to create, serve and improve more lives. The only way out of “suffering” is to share it authentically with a peer or mentor and identify qualified professionals to be responsible for other parts of the business process.
Otherwise, just like the astronaut, you’ll never get off the ground.
Everything in life is a cycle of connections and missed connections.
Make this year, one that connects the dots between your life’s work and ALLOWING yourself to experience the joys of a “Big Income” Lifestyle while reaching and serving more people.
Are you becoming willing to let more creativity emerge, and release the “legacy of suffering” sending it back to its origins with love and consciousness attached?
Your clients and family are already eagerly awaiting your stepping up to claim your true place in life, in the same way, you want them to make changes to support their best life.
“Big Income” Lifestyles Come From Laser Focusing Your Intentions
- Write Down Your Big Income Goal for 2015
Break out a pen and pencil or get a dedicated document ready on the computer. Whatever you do, get it down on paper where you can see it. If you aren’t sure what to write down, take a moment and picture your family, your home, and your dreams for how you want to spend time with them. Then ask yourself what your Big Income Goal is. Write it down.
Next, really breathe into it and let yourself feel some gratitude knowing that when you set your sights high, life has a way of helping you rise to the occasion.
- Make Sure You Do This With Your Big Income Goal
Double it. That’s right. Double it.
Type in the number or write it down now. Don’t think. Write it down.
It’s okay to gulp. We all do. Now gulp again.
The important element here is to stretch your mind between what you’re used to (which has been tied to the legacy of suffering) and what you now want to create on behalf of yourself, your loved ones and those you serve.
What would it take to be at ease and present with your clients and research? How amazing would it feel to find better, newer and more effective remedies for their wellness?
When you say yes, to more income, you say yes to more resources, people, places and things.
It all goes hand in hand.
It’s about expansion and trusting that the Hand of Life has great plans for you when you open yourself up to doing only what YOU are called to do.
- Expect and Welcome Things Being Different
As you open yourself up to more resources in your life, it’s not just about big income.
Doubling your income goal calls a larger, more expanded version of you to the forefront.
That’s the version of YOU that you want publishing your book, finalizing your wellness program, tweaking your solutions, or other service offerings.
As you become more available, your writing, speaking, engaging become more powerful. You have more opportunities come your way.
One of those opportunities involves creating a “big income” offering that more deeply meets the inner needs of those you serve, while freeing you to do what you love most.
Big income offerings create a more intimate way of connecting with your clients without taxing your time, energy or resources. When you learn how to create from this vantage point, trading dollars for hours becomes a thing of the past.
When you write down and start to envision yourself receiving more good in your life, people, places and things line up to help you do just that.
When you keep yourself busy doing what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten. For me, instead of it being a Big Fat Greek Wedding, it was a Big Fat Headache!
Your best 2015 and beyond is already waiting for YOU.
Take steps today to write down your income goal, double it, give yourself permission to receive your good, allow new possibilities for working to emerge and set yourself free.
Create 2015 as your year to create a new “big income” lifestyle and blaze new trails across the health and wellness landscape. The clients YOU are meant to serve are waiting for you.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about “big income” in 2015 below.
To Your Phenomenal Success,