I can remember what it felt like as if it were yesterday to be hiding out in my massage therapy and acupressure business in that uncomfortable comfortable place. I wasn’t attracting enough clients, and was terrified of promoting myself and putting my expertise out there for the world to see. So I continued to delude myself with the thinking that since I was doing “spiritual work” it was ok to be broke because at least my work was making a difference.

It hurts now to even reread what I just wrote but that’s the truth. Starting out I majorly lacked confidence in myself and I didn’t have what it took to be a successful entrepreneur, meaning …I sucked at marketing and selling myself!

My invitation to you is to stop hiding out and being the best kept secret out there! If you are a holistic practitioner or want to be one some day, a service professional who’s mission it is to transform the world – breaking through your visibility blocks and getting your message out there in a bigger way is possible and necessary! The world needs you, and EVERYONE has some kind of expertise or personal experience they can share that makes a difference and that people are willing to pay good money for.

So What’s Really Stopping You?

After mentoring and coaching hundreds of clients about this very topic of breaking through self worth issues I’ve discovered there are 3 main problems that holistic practitioners and service professional face when growing their businesses.

#1 – Own Your Value

Have you ever said to yourself – “I just need to take one more course and THEN I’ll be ready!”

Most of the clients I work with are over qualified and suffer from the “I’m not good enough” syndrome, which is a major block because it can totally paralyze you. Suffering from low self esteem and self worth can make you constantly compare and judge yourself against others. Your mind constructs all kinds of excuses for not getting out there and sharing your brilliance in order to keep you “safe” - because that’s it’s job! Your job in order to expand and grow is to take your mind right out of the equation. So let’s look at the cold hard facts.

Here is a fabulous exercise to help you really own your value and see the tangible benefits of the work that you provide.

I can pin point the exact date when I turned the tables in my business and went from farting around and having a hobby business to successfully self employed. That moment was when I decided to commit to my success and that meant investing in my business and coming up with a plan to grow it and action steps to take in order to reach those goals. I hired a mentor who was able to guide me in accomplishing my goals because she had already accomplished them herself.
So if you are tired of struggling to grow your business invest in yourself.

I was having a conversation this morning at a networking event with a guy who was sheepishly telling me about the $20,000 he invested in a personal development program he did few years back. Here was an investment broker telling me that the best way to invest money your money is in your own education. I agreed. When you invest in yourself you can NEVER lose out.

So if you’re tired of hiding out – get mentored or coached. Find someone who is doing what you want to do and model them. Make sure you hire someone who you resonate with and who “gets” you and your work.

When you believe and invest in yourself and others will believe and invest in you too!

To Your Love, Expansion and Freedom,

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To find out more about Vanessa Simpkins, her workshops in Costa Rica, USA and Canada and to get your FREE audio “How to Sky Rocket Your Confidence & Cash Flow: 5 of the Biggest Money, Mindset and Power Leaks Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them” visit her website www.TakeYourPowerBackNow.com