An invitation to a different conversation about wealth

Charge Money for What You LoveFor several years I chafed against conventional thinking about pricing my services. I began to experiment with Pay What You Choose pricing for coaching, but I still wasn’t quite satisfied with where I had landed. A few months ago I shared my interest in the gift economy in a Facebook Group, and another member introduced me to Nicole Huguenin. Nicole graciously agreed to a Skype conversation, and we connected immediately. I was blown away by her insight into the wealth of possibilities available to us when we free our minds to think in new ways about business, money, value, and equity. I knew at once that I wanted to have her as a guest on the Wholeness Hangout.
After growing up in the boon of Silicon Valley and spending 15 years in the education sector, Nicole found it rather financially expensive and emotionally costly to do good work. After a hard stop and move across country she began to ask different questions of herself and communities. Questions such as:
  • What are my gifts?
  • How do I value them and how does society value them?
  • Can we all be rich?
  • Is it possible for all our needs be taken care of?

On Thursday, June 1, Nicole will be joining me for a special Wholeness Hangout, a free Zoom videoconference, to explore these and other questions. I hope you can join us. Click here for details and please spread the word.

If you’d like to see how I’m approaching pricing now, I describe it briefly on my coaching page.

Speak to the Wholeness of Your Prospective Clients

It matters a great deal whether you see your clients and prospective clients as needy or whole. When you see and speak to their essential wholeness, you can make offers that are inherently more engaging and attractive.

As a coach I help my clients explore the immense practicality of joy. I point them to the spiritual principles behind the human experience. As their understanding deepens, their joy increases. They act with greater ease, creativity, grace, and wisdom. If this resonates and you’d like to have a conversation to see if we are fit,  click here to visit my coaching page and schedule an interview.

Listening from Nothing

If you want to know how to get clients, practice listening from nothing. Listen for space for them to come forward and connect.

As a coach I help my clients explore the immense practicality of joy. I point them to the spiritual principles behind the human experience. As their understanding deepens, their joy increases. They act with greater ease, creativity, grace, and wisdom. If this resonates and you’d like to have a conversation to see if we are fit, click here to visit my coaching page and schedule an interview.

How to promote your work: Stick your head in the sand or dance on the beach?

How to promote your work: Stick your head in the sand or dance on the beach?

hiding_dancing_beach_11-2013If you are reading this, you’ve probably thought a fair amount about how to promote your work. My guess is that some of that thinking has been fraught with feelings ranging from queasiness to outright disgust.

As if that weren’t uncomfortable enough, you probably feel pressure to make the right choices, not to mention pressure to follow through on those choices, whether you want to or not.

This article is about finding your way through the noisy landscape of self promotion so that you can make wise choices, feel good about them, and thrive.

Maybe you shouldn’t think about it.

It just makes sense that smart choices begin with smart thinking. But sometimes thinking about how to promote yourself is the worst thing you can do.
Here’s why.

When you’re wrapped around the axle, running in circles, stuck in your stuff (or is it just me?), the more you try to think of the right thing to do, the more confused you become.

Then, if you happen to think that you shouldn’t be confused or that you can’t afford to be confused, you may find yourself dodging fear, shame, resentment–or any number of negative emotions that ride on the coattails of confusion.

Need I point out that your thinking in moments like these is less than helpful? (more…)

Money: How to close the conversation gap with authentic pricing

Money: How to close the conversation gap with authentic pricing

The Work of Byron Katie supports authentic pricingIt’s one of those beautiful situations in which you’re in a great conversation about your work. Everything is going so well.

Until the talk turns to money.

Suddenly you’re out of synch and that wonderful connection you had is broken.

What happened? (more…)

Authentic Promotion: Insight, lightness, & traction for intentional entrepreneurs

Authentic Promotion: Insight, lightness, & traction for intentional entrepreneurs

Joyful Connections: 12 Principles of Authentic Promotion

Joyful Connections: 12 Principles of Authentic Promotion

If conventional marketing and sales methods leave you feeling like you need a bath, here’s a free workbook that teaches you the essentials of Authentic Promotion.

Get your free copy of the Joyful Connections: 12 Principles of Authentic Promotion workbook by signing up in the box in the righthand column. When you do, you’ll also get a subscription to the weekly ezine, Authentic Promotion. That will bring blog posts to your inbox and let you know of both free and paid offerings including the free Wealth Wisdom Series.

 

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