Day 45 of #100daysoflovingmoney
Today I had a question that has plagued me over the years and one that I have not had a great answer to in the past. What do you want to charge ?? AHHHH
This question only derails those that either struggle with money or self worth --which is typically someone that has trouble with both because they are so intertwined with one another .
In the past this has been my challenge for the fact that I operated under the assumption that people would only be able to pay what I was willing to pay. Which if you knew me--you would know that had not been much. I was frugal so I thought I was doing the world a favor by charging less. At the end of the day not only does this feel bad but it does not pay the bills !
I had a mentor a long time ago when I was free lancing tell me to STOP charging what my income was and START charging what I was worth. I have never forgot that but apparently I needed 10 years to get to a place where I understood that one. At this point I did not feel worthy and I had to reclaim my worth through a decade of life events.
I find myself here today --pulling together my vision for how I want to market myself going forward and the first opportunity that came along--that question was asked ! I honestly did not have a good answer today but I decided I will decide on a answer by the end of the week because I can not move forward if I can not tell people how much to pay for my services.
As I sit here and ponder what that amount is --I will be honest I still find it a tricky number to come up with. You want what you feel is reasonable and you also want what you think people will pay. It is no good having a high rate if no one will pay it and its no good to market yourself for less just to get business.
Lets break this down for a moment. How does one truly find a number that reflect their worth when it is really dictated by the market place and supply and demand. This leaves me to believe we set our amount based on who out there is doing roughly the same things and get somewhere close to that. When someone is in high demand their fee goes up --which makes someone think their worth is more.
But what if one day --this person who is charging this crazy high fee suddenly one day --their service is deemed not valuable and they start losing business. This was the same work they were doing yesterday as they were today but the market dictated their worth.
I am realizing this is what trips me up--I don't see a persons worth on how much they make or what they charge. So for me to decide on a fee based on that theory feels off and misaligned with my soul. As I am writing this out just now, I can clearly see that a persons worth needs to be separate from their fee. That I need to know my worth as a human to be invaluable through and through and my fee to be what feels reasonable in the existing marketplace.
This revelation right here could be just the thing that has kept me from answering that question for so many years and I already feel lighter and more free to set a price knowing fully that it has nothing to do with my Worth in the traditional sense !
Money, Worth, fee, service, beliefs
Amy Lynn Sell
My goal is to give people a new perspective that enables us all to have health without a prescription. Mind Body work is my passion. I provide education and resources to those who are open to addressing their health through 5 Key areas of Nutrition, Emotions, Physical, Spiritual, and Energetic areas of the body.