Money is one of those things that evokes a lot of emotion.
Many of us don”t like asking for money for our services—it makes us feel uncomfortable. Well, you’ll need to suck it up! If you’re in business, honey, you’re going to have to ask people to pay you. Money is just an exchange, and the sooner you realize that, the sooner you’ll get more clients into your business.
Think about something you recently bought. Would you have paid another $100 for it? One person might still think it was great value; another would never buy it at that higher price point.
For example, I was talking with my bestie the other day about card-making supplies. The prices have gone up quite significantly recently, and we both said that above $100 for a set of stamps and dies would be too much. What about $101, $102? How did we even come up with that amount in our heads? I find it all so interesting.
Today I want to share a fabulous money game that you can use in a group setting to explore and release limiting beliefs around money—and the results are fascinating!
My lovely friend Geraldine Kelly taught me the basic idea many years ago, and the money conversation that follows tends to be enlightening for everyone.
Here are a few examples of what’s come up when I’ve run these sessions:
The participants then share how accurately their response reflects how they feel about money generally.
This opens up a great conversation about money:
To conclude the session, share your own observations and explore further with individuals, or collectively if people are comfortable sharing.
Remember: money can trigger people, so always treat the participants with respect and compassion. If they don’t want to share, that’s okay.
You might want to conclude by asking people to share their “big takeaway” from this exercise, or to share “one thing” they will do differently going forwards relating to how they manage/spend their money.
Of course this exercise isn’t just for our clients! What’s your “money story”?
Why not ‘try out’ this exercise with a few people you feel safe sharing with to get a feel for how it works?
Either way, start to notice what you say to others about money, and what you tell yourself. You may find you’re carrying around old beliefs that no longer serve you.
Lastly, if you do have limiting beliefs around money, then work with someone to release your money blocks. Because if you want to run a successful coaching business and bring money in you need to clear your own blocks.
Just think—what would you be capable of if you let go of all your limiting beliefs around money?
Learn more about your limiting beliefs with Ruby here:
It’s a bit woo-woo, but if you’re OK with that you could have a Zoom session with Ruby to free yourself from core limiting beliefs that are stopping you in your tracks (it’s amazing what we hold onto).
Ruby will work with her trusty Dolly Dowser (dowsing tool) to help you uncover the real issues stopping you. The beauty of this method, is while we go deep, you don’t have to share any of the details with me.
Contributing Author: Ruby McGuire is a Business & Mindset Queen. She’s an Accredited Master Coach with the IAPC&M and a Mentor, Trainer, Speaker and Writer. She loves helping her clients step up and become leaders (aka Queens) of their businesses by developing leadership skills, ditching self-doubt and creating a success mindset. She on a mission to live a simpler life without marketing on social media so that she can spend more time in her beautiful Scottish surroundings. You can find her at her pretty online home or satisfying her obsession of pinning on Pinterest!
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