What if I told you that by investing $99 today, you’d have the ability to create $1,000 or more, month after month? Would you do it?
If you have any kind of logical brain, the answer to that question is yes.
So why do people consistently say no to coaches, to courses, to education that would help them achieve that result?
Many of these people will tell you it’s because they don’t have the money. But it’s not about the money.
It’s never about the money.
If you’re on the fence about investing in your career, it comes down to one of the following things:
1. You don’t believe in the instructor’s ability to get you the result
This is a valid reason and if this is the case, you should not invest in this person. I would go as far as to say that you should not listen to a word this instructor says, even for free, because you’re wasting your time and potentially theirs.
This is not a money consideration. If someone is not the right fit for you, has a different world view, or sees things in a way that’s wildly different from the way you do, then you shouldn’t be taking advice from them, including for free. Because if you don’t believe in someone’s ability to get you results, you won’t do what they tell you to do, and will continue to find fault with their method and strategy, no matter how good they are. This is not a money conversation, it’s a values conversation.
2. You don’t believe in the results. You think it’s impossible to do this.
This, too, is not a money conversation. This is a world view. If you don’t believe that something is possible, then of course it’s not going to be possible for you. Ironically, a coach can help you with this but without that trust, you’re going to keep circling around this problem over and over again.
3. You believe it’s possible for others. But you don’t believe in your own ability to get results.
This is the most common reason why writers don’t invest in their professional growth. And the kind of writers who need help the most. This person will repeatedly tell themselves that they don’t have the monney to waste because it’s true. Without the belief in themselves, they actually are simply spending money without any return. And until they can get honest with themselves, not run from every bottleneck, and really step up with a commitment to making change, they will relive their same story repeatedly.
The choice to invest or not invest in professional development is never about the money. Because if you believed that the money would be returned to you, you’d spend it right away. But you won’t when you don’t believe.
It’s not about money, it’s about belief.
It’s always about belief.
And as long as you keep telling yourself that you’re struggling because of money, you will continue to struggle because of money.
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