Have you ever been out flying a big kite, way up high on a windy day?
There’s such a feeling of exhiliaration and freedom as the wind takes hold, and you let the string unravel and watch the kite soar…
It’s awesome. But let me get back to the kite in a moment.
As a business owner, you inevitably come to a point where you know you need to increase your prices… maybe your current prices aren’t really sustainable… But if you offer a service or product that is about making a difference in the world… about some kind of transformation for your customers or clients, it’s common to feel quite a bit of hesitance around pricing.
How do you measure “stress relief” or “inner peace” or even “satisfaction”?
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Have you ever heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”?
When my husband and I got married in 2005, we wrote it on our invitations, with the addition of an African proverb: “…and it takes a tribe to make a marriage.”
I was reminded of this phrase when I attended a friend’s wedding on the weekend. I had the honour of attending a women’s circle with the bride the night before.
Back in 2005, we had asked the 100 men and women who attended our wedding to write down on a piece of paper their wisdom and advice, to help us through any tough times in our marriage. These words of wisdom were presented to my husband and I in two beautiful boxes, by the oldest man and the oldest woman present… the elders in our “tribe”.
So on Friday night, I gave a copy of these “wisdom cards” to the bride to share with her husband. And I have given it to other friends who have married since our wedding too. As I gave her the cards, I shared with her that she should always feel free to call on her community… When times got hard, and also when times were good, because no couple is an island, and it is in community that we find the strength, support and love to grow full.
So, how does this relate to your business?
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“Money is only energy… So, err, why do I still have so many hang-ups about it?”
Does this sound like anyone you know?
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone in an alternative health business say, “Well, money is only energy, after all”, I reckon I’d have enough for an extended beach holiday with the family.
The problem is that the words aren’t enough. (more…)
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