When you’re really good at something and actually enjoy doing it, it’s natural to want to turn that passion into a business.
But a strange phenomenon often occurs for passion-based business owners — especially when it’s time to get paid.
You have trouble bringing yourself to actually ask for money for something you’re so naturally good at.
Feels weirdly like cheating the system. Or taking advantage. Or somehow getting one over on people.
If this sounds familiar, you’ll love today’s MarieTV. You’ll learn three simple steps to make asking for payment more comfortable.
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Oh sweet, sweet, mother of pasta!
I’m 2 days away from heading off to Italy for a looooong overdue vacation. This trip is something I’ve dreamed about for years and we finally got our acts together to make it happen.
That means I’ve been waaaay more productive than ever to get everything done so I can totally unplug while we’re away.
Which brings me to today’s brand new episode of MarieTV.
Here’s the scene: you’re busy as all heck working your buns off.
Through your blood, sweat and tenacity — you’ve gained a lot of experience and expertise. Things are really starting to come together. Everyone you know is taking notice, but unfortunately…
You’re now drowning in constant requests from friends who want to “have coffee and pick your brain.”
But the truth is…
a. You don’t freakin’ have time for coffee right now.
b. You don’t want to have your brain picked.
c. And, if you did, you’d wanna get paid for it!
If you’re tired of ignoring these emails and feeling guilty about it, this episode of MarieTV is for you.
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Have you ever been in a really tough spot in your life and a book practically saves you?
Years ago, when I broke off an engagement and found myself struggling to grow my new business, one woman’s words made all the difference to me.
Her book was a real turning point — and I’ll never forget it.
Little did I know that a few years later, I’d have the chance to thank her personally for writing what was one of the most important books in my life, A Return To Love.
While I was in Los Angeles this winter, I had the honor of sitting down with the legendary author, Marianne Williamson to dive deep into her latest book — The Law of Divine Compensation. On Work, Money and Miracles.
Join us as we dive deep into the hot button topic of money, career and doing what you’re meant to do in this world.
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Did you have any weird habits when you were a kid?
I did. While I didn’t realize it at the time, some of my childhood obsessions foreshadowed who I’d become as an adult. More on that in a second.
In today’s episode of MarieTV, we’re tackling a money block that holds a lot of us back and prevents us from being as successful as we can be.
If you ever feel conflicted about wanting to make more money, as though your desire to make more money somehow makes you less of a “spiritual person,” watch this video now.
Because you may have some toxic beliefs about money (consciously or unconsciously) that not only limit your income but your happiness too.
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Question: have you ever been stiffed? I sincerely hope the answer to that question is no, but the sad reality is . . .
Nearly all of us have been cheated out of money.
The worst is when you’ve been stiffed by your clients. It can feel downright depressing when you work hard to deliver an outstanding product or a service, and then you get burned.
After all, you were operating on good faith and assumed that your clients would be honorable and honest!
The worst part here is that we have no one to blame but ourselves. (Ouch!)
Look, I’ll be the first to admit that I learned this lesson the hard and expensive way.
I’m a very trusting person with a huge heart, and over the years I’ve been stiffed out of tens of thousands of dollars.
Not to mention all the time and energy I lost beating myself up for being naive or trying to get people to just honor their agreements and pay for what they received.
The good news is that I’ve realized there are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself and keep your energy where it belongs: on delivering value to honest customers, making a difference and enjoying an amazing life.
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