Coaching seems to attract people who want to give and contribute, to make a difference if the lives of as many people as you possibly can. You give a lot inside your business, so I need to ask—are you okay to take?
Or maybe, do you have a block around receiving?
A lot of us form our beliefs around money as we grow up, and we learn it’s great to give, and you have to take care of everyone else before yourself, and it’s easy for that to translate into ‘give, but don’t take.’
Children can understand basic concepts around money by the age of three, according to a PBS report, which also found that by 7, their values around money are already set. Our early experiences around finances, like seeing fights over it and being rewarded by it, can trigger lifelong emotions including resentment, elitism or anxiety.
In a coaching business, I see those feelings manifest in coaches who are happy to take care of people but block the money side of things. I’ve ever seen people who are receiving pro bono services offer to pay but get turned down because the coach can’t deal with taking the money.
If you are already open to solving the financial side, fantastic—you will have the success you want because of your mindset. You are ready to realise the wealth coming your way.