Archive for January, 2011

It’s all about love, baby!

January 26th, 2011

Love, amore, honey bunch, cutie pie…love is in the air! So, are you showing your money some loving? Hmmm.

If you are have a bitter relationship with your money or you are just not feeling the money LOVE, it’s time to change your relationship with money so you can welcome more of it into your life. I want to offer you some creative tools and strategies to help money fall head over heels in love with you, so it keeps flowing gracefully into your life.

So let’s get a little creative here with a visualization exercise.

Imagine money coming to you joyously and easily. Right, you open the mail and there is an unexpected check, you check your messages and a client you haven’t spoken with in a while wants to come in this week, your about to do some laundry and find some unexpected money in your pocket.. it just keeps showing up! Yippeee! Feel the expansive energy around this, it feels easy and effortless- and oh so joyous!

Now imagine you open the mail, there is an unexpected bill, and you think, “not again”. You get into your car and the engine light comes on, and you feel a tightness in your chest. A client calls and cancels for later that week. You check your bank balance, and it’s below your comfort zone. You start to feel constricted, it feels tight, and restricted and fearful.

So let me ask you a question, out of these two scenarios, where to you focus most of your time and energy?

Are you spending more time in money chaos land, where you are focusing on all the lack and fear of not having enough?

Are you living mostly in the land of money ease and grace, where you see around you all of the ways money flows into your life?

Here’s the gift– money is exactly like a child. Think about your child, or a child you know. When you pay attention and lavish them with love and nurturance, (for the most part) they are pretty content with the connection and feeling paid attention to.

Now think about what happens when your child comes up to you and you’ve got you hands full with dinner, your on the phone, and they can’t get your attention? Off they go into another room, frustrated. A few minutes later you hear your other child scream because, “she hit me”, or “he took my toy”. Whhhaaaahh! Total melt-down!

Why, because you weren’t paying attention.

Money, too likes attention, and either you are going to pay it attention with love and nurturance, or you are going to pay it attention with frustration and struggle.

So how do you show your money some LOVIN’ to keep it well behaved?

If you are spending more time balancing your checkbook and wondering where your money has gone, then it’s time to shift to some positive supportive money habits.

Here’s one you can start today. Track every bit of money that comes to you. Every rebate check, every dime you find in a pocket, every penny that flows to you and your family (this means for both you and your spouse too). Everything, Everyday.

Don’t separate his and hers, or negate a small amount of money, or say “I didn’t earn it”. Count it all- every day!

You’ll start to notice how much money flows to you. Pretty doggone remarkable. Then as you track it on a monthly basis you’ll see how much comes into your household over time (and where there are lulls, so you are not a victim when there are slower times).

You’ll also start to notice the average amount of money that comes to you over several months, so you can increase that amount. In fact, there is a very specific formula to increasing the amount of money that flows to you. I share with you exactly what that is, and you can access it for F-R-E-E as part of your IATPP membership benefits. Join now and save $100 off your annual membership dues and your money will LOOOVEE you EVEN MORE! Click here

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Mandal Mondays- Live with Intention

January 17th, 2011

This Monday moves in with great gifts of awareness and gratitude, as I spend the morning surrendering sadness and letting go of sticky thoughts that hold me in a place of worry. Like rain moving through or the waves continually embracing the shore; lovingly, I create a sacred space that honors this letting go. As I free myself from my oh so very busy mind I welcome in such immense gratitude. I surrender to the Tusanami of my divine brilliance, welcoming back my truth like a well trusted friend.

I am- in this moment.

“Live with intention.

Walk to the edge.

Listen hard.

Practice wellness.

Play with abandon.

Laugh.

Choose with no regret.

Continue to learn.

Appreciate your friends.

Do what you love.

Live as if this is all that there is.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

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Are you losing money right now? – Ouch!

January 12th, 2011

Do you know your practice has a cycle? Basically your practice has seasons in which there is a tremendous amount of action, and then times when you have a lull (and maybe some worries that it may not pick up again).

Well, I tracked it in my practice (month to month) and graphed it out over 5 years and saw that indeed it wasn’t my imagination; there were very clear patterns of business. I know intuitively you feel this in your work, even if you’re not tracking it. Here’s the thing, you may be losing money right now and you may not even be aware of it- Ouch!

Right now the New Year has begun and people are looking for ways to improve their relationships, change their behaviors, and all the accompanying emotions that comes with that (think of weight loss and emotional eating or smokers who use nicotine to self-soothe & self-regulate). So right now you are in the perfect position to offer your services as the “solution” to your client’s problems.

You see, as I tracked the clients I saw and there was a trend. Since I worked with children and families managing acting out/shutting down behaviors, it made perfect sense. When school began there was a slow period, and when the first progress reports were sent home I saw a jump up in the calls to my office. Again, the calls slowed during the holidays and summer found most families on vacation, with fewer arguments over homework, so it was pretty quiet. From January, until when school let out, each month progressively became more and more busy, and of course calls peaked when progress reports and report cards came out. Coincidence? I think not!

Here’s the thing. I knew my ideal clients (I so adore) pretty darn well, which means that I knew when to offer some type of group because there were more kids in need, and when to schedule my vacations (spring break), plus I knew when there were slow times (so I could offer another type of program to create income, or just take a break).

So do you know your clients well enough to know their needs, when they are motivated to get help, when your practice expands or contracts, and do you have a plan in place to make sure you are creating support for your clients needs during those times and creating income through these lulls?

You may be losing money right now if you have not gotten crystal clear on who you help, how you help them, and what they are looking for right now. For those of you who are “specialization” or “niche” resistant- enough!! It does not serve you!

So how do you stop losing money? Right now it is the time to get into action with your practice. People are hungry for changes, transformations, and help! So identify who your peeps are, what they are in need of, (and you need to get really specific here, not ‘feeling better’ or ‘happier’), and create an opportunity to help them.

This can be done in any type of healing work. For instance, I went to a complimentary women’s mediation group last weekend and almost 70 women were there to mediate. Pretty amazing energy in that room to say the least!

Anyway, the leader was graceful and supportive, and invited everyone in the room the opportunity to work with her. She perfectly positioned her services, and I’m certain she welcomed at least a dozen new people into her practice. Why, because she planned her group perfectly- right at the start of the new year, locating her ideal clients, and providing a specific way people could work with her next, and she had a continuity plan in place – All done with pure grace and ease, and no feeling what so ever of ‘selling’ anyone.

If you want to bring that feeling of grace and ease into your practice and welcome in clients in a way that’s right for you, then I invite you to join the Fill my Practice Now program. If you are looking for a way to pay for the program, I’ll show you how you can earn your money back and welcome in new clients immediately. Seriously, I’m going to teach you how you get off the call and how you can have new clients that evening. If you want to be on that call (and believe me you do), you must register by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (EST) to receive this exclusive bonus! Claim your spot now!

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