Hello gorgeous, today’s video digs deep into a topic that I find so interesting: which profession do you think has the biggest money blocks?
It’s pretty safe to say that everyone has money blocks, even if they don’t know it yet, and while it’s true that there are many commonalities amongst the women I teach in the Money Bootcamp, some industries have money blocks totally unique to their industry.
And it’s clear too that unless you’re willing to work with and clear your money blocks on an ongoing basis, you’ll self-sabotage and stay stuck. So, stop using your profession as an excuse, and instead find the hidden gold to move past your blocks.
I’ve got the quick and dirty version here today, but if you want to go even deeper then I have a free resource for you at the end of this article, a recent live webinar I did on digging deeper into each industry and exactly what you need to do to get over your blocks.
Let’s get started.
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As I mentioned, some money blocks are pretty universal for women and come up all the time for the Lucky Bees in our community.
These include variations of the following blocks:
- I have to work really hard to make money
- I don’t deserve to be wealthy
- I’m not good enough to make money
These blocks are pretty huge in themselves and I have a lot of resources for you in clearing them, but let’s dive into some common professions and the blocks they have.
I’m talking about health and wellness professionals, weight loss coaches and anyone who helps clients transform their health or well-being in any way.
So many people working in the health industry have blocks like:
- Good health should be free
- I’m taking advantage of people’s illnesses
- I can’t offer people solutions or supplements because I shouldn’t be “salesy”
Stop! The whole REASON that people come to you when you’re a health professional is to learn how to better take care of themselves.
Of course, good health is everyone’s birthright but some people need a little more help than others. And they are coming to YOU for a solution.
If they wanted, they could most likely find a low or no-cost solution to DIY it for themselves, but they haven’t.
They’ve come to you for your knowledge, so not giving them what you know – whether that’s your knowledge and skills or a recommendation for a supplement – then you’re not serving them to the best of your ability.
You’re actually stopping yourself from doing the work you’re here to do.
The affirmation “I serve, I deserve” is a really good one to use as a pattern interrupter for these sorts of blocks. It reminds you that you’re being of service to people, and it’s okay to charge in return for your expertise.
Coaches and consultants
Coaches often get tied up in their own perfectionism, which can have huge consequences for their abundance.
If you’re a coach but you:
- Feel like you have to be more successful or earn more than your own clients
- Feel like a fraud
- Feel like you have to be “perfect” before you can help others
…then you’ve definitely got the most common blocks in your industry.
I think coaches often feel like this because it’s really common for us to have had the problems that our clients are facing and we want to prove that we’re past them ourselves.
Clearing up the perfectionism is a first step to not self-sabotaging yourself as a coach.
Remind yourself that clients are coming to you for your skills to hold them accountable, to hold the space for their dreams and to help them work through their own feelings of not being good enough.
Give yourself a break and treat yourself with as much compassion as you do your clients.
Bookkeepers, accountants, financial advisors… also have the tendency towards perfectionism.
If you’re a finance professional who feels ashamed because your books aren’t in the sort of order you keep your clients’ books, or because you don’t always follow your own advice perfectly, then you’ve got blocks that are keeping you from helping more people.
Working on your own money mindset and clearing the perfectionism will also help you have more compassion for clients who get blocked around working with you in the first place.
I know so many gifted spiritual entrepreneurs who are really blocked about charging for their work.
- It’s really common to hear, “I can’t charge for my gift!”
- “It’s unethical to charge for spiritual things”
- “Nobody wants to pay for spiritual help”
Or they attract clients with a victim mentality or can’t afford to pay or reflect negative feedback about you charging for your gifts.
It’s so important to remember the affirmation, “I serve, I deserve,” and remind yourself that when you release your blocks, more money can flow to you and you’ll be able to help more people!
I have a LOT more to say on this one, so make sure you stick around for my free workshop.
Artists and creatives
The final group I’m going to talk about here is artists and creatives. If you’re in a creative business, then it’s likely that you’ve either got or have struggled with a block around charging for your art.
There’s a real risk that you’re running the “starving artist” script in your life – that you can’t make a living from your art, and that it’s somehow noble to live in poverty rather than “selling out.” It’s as though the art is more real because you’ve suffered.
And another common belief is that “nobody will pay for art” or “people don’t appreciate creativity” and you really will be the starving artist, at least until you clear the blocks.
I know plenty of artists who have made abundant lives and businesses from their art, without having to sacrifice their sanity or their bank accounts … and you can too.
What if I’ve missed your profession or you want to go deeper?
Recently I hosted a webinar where I went through each of these professions in much more detail and gave some specific clearing tools as well.
Watch the replay here: www.luckybitch.com/jobs
Happy block clearing, Lucky Bee!
Did you miss last week’s video? Check it out here: Kate Northrup Interview – A New Way To Approach Motherhood & Business