A massage therapist I know asked me if he should start asking people to donate money for his services rather than pay a specific price. He thought the former would be the ultimate demonstration of abundance consciousness.

What do you think?

Is leaving the payment up to the customer or client a sign of prosperity?

I say NO.

Not wanting to charge for your services is a cop out. It’s a mind trick. It’s a sly way to trick yourself into thinking you’re so prosperous you don’t need to charge, where in face you’re actually saying you’re so afraid of money that you don’t dare ask for what you want.

Think about it.

If your electric company said, “Hey, we’re prosperous, so just pay us what you think we’re worth,” what would you pay them?

Be honest. Most people would practice scarcity consciousness and pay little or nothing, even when the service provided is one most of us need to survive comfortably.

Don’t think you’re immune to the money mind trick.

Decades ago a therapist I knew experimented with not charging for his service, charging a high fee, and charging a low fee.

The people who saw him for free or the low fee didn’t respect him, or his time, and didn’t change.

The clients who paid the higher fee showed up on time, paid attention, did the work, and got better results.

Money is just a tool, but it’s a loaded gun emotionally.

Unless you get clear of the meanings around it, you’ll be like the massage therapist who thought he was being prosperous by asking for love offerings, when in fact he was being afraid.

I wrote an entire book to help you get clear around money, called Attract Money Now. I’m giving the e-book version of it away to take away your excuses for not being prosperous.
Have you asked for the book?

Have you read it?

Have you applied the seven principles in it?

Face it. You need money to accomplish most of what you want in life.

Even people who want to make a difference in struggling countries, find that having money makes it easier to make that difference.

I’ve been able to donate thousands of dollars to build schools, fix schools, and help children in need, as well as start a movement to end homelessness which CNN will televise.

Even people who want to volunteer for non-profit organizations find that they need money to live, travel, eat and work.

A friend of mine once said, “I want to do volunteer work, but I can’t afford it.”

Money is a powerful tool. You can use it however you please, but only if you have it to begin with.

Get clear with money and attract more of the results you want in life.

Begin by reading my book. Just click right here.

Remember, it’s free.

But if you’d feel better buying the hardcover version of the book, and if that would get you to actually read and implement what you learn, it’s available right here.

Consider what Arnold Patent wrote, “The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.”

Go express some.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Joe Vitale is the star of the hit movie, "The Secret." He is also the author of way too many bestselling books to mention here. To name a few: The Attractor Factor, Zero Limits and his latest, Attract Money Now. He's also recorded many Nightingale Conant audio programs, and most recently, "The Abundance Paradigm." He also created a Miracles Coaching program and much more! For more information on Joe Vitale, go to: http://www.mrfire.com