Coaching women entrepreneurs is fun and exciting and sometimes a little too predictable when it comes to dealing with money blocks.
Especially when it comes to this particular money block – a question many female entrepreneurs ask when they’re in creation mode.
And if I’m being honest, I used to ask that same question when stepping into my goals and vision.
This question creates many of the challenges facing women entrepreneurs and coaches and will take you out of the game before you even start (we’ll get to that later).
But as Money Mindset coach, I get it. It’s the default question for most people anywhere in life.
It makes us feel safe. Like we know what we’re doing.
But here’s the deal. This is the same question that keeps you from being the powerful sales and money magnet that you’re meant to be.
So, what’s this big money block that keeps women entrepreneurs and coaches broke?
It’s focusing on the “HOW.”
How to get your first clients.
How to find your ideal client.
How to get coaching clients.
How to start a coaching business.
How to start an online coaching business.
How to build a successful coaching business.
How to charge what you’re worth.
How to market your life coaching business.
How much does a life coach make?
Challenges Facing Women Entrepreneurs and Coaches
Let’s be clear. The “HOW” thing is not limited to just coaches. Any service-based women entrepreneur would be happy to get a GPS for creating a profitable online business.
Questions looking for the exact steps to creating the thing you want.
Bullet points that tell you exactly what to do.
There is nothing wrong with asking the “HOW.” It is a legitimate step in creating a profitable business.
It’s just not the First Step.
If you’re focusing on the “HOW” when you’re looking to create your ideal clients or set a sales goal for the month, then you’re just looking for another way to stop yourself.
Getting in your own way so that you don’t meet your sales goals or create actual profits in your business.
Taking yourself out of the game before you even start is the safest way to stay stuck. Then you can waste more time trying your best to figure out how, and then postpone (aka procrastinate) until you finally figure it out.
A sophisticated way to self-sabotage your goals.
Whether it’s showing up in your life or business, it’s just another huge Money Block. But the good news is that it’s not fatal.
In Part 2, we’ll talk about how to shift and release it so that you make more money in your coaching or service-based business.
Money Blocks that Keep Women Entrepreneurs Broke
Resorting to the “HOW” before anything else is a product of the subconscious fear of failure, fear of success, fear of criticism and fear of judgment.
By spending time chasing the “HOW,” you don’t have to do the thing. You get to press pause while you search for more answers.
So that you get it right.
So that you don’t look bad.
So that it’s perfect.
The usual limiting beliefs and money stories that keep you from creating ideal clients, a profitable niche and profits.
The money blocks that keep you in the safe and comfort zone of common female entrepreneur challenges like overwhelm, struggle and self-doubt.
Finding clients is so hard.
Creating a profitable coaching niche is so hard.
I have to work so hard to make 6 figures.
I’m so overwhelmed.
I can’t figure it out.
I can’t afford it.
I don’t have the time.
I need more training or another certification.
I need to wait until X, Y or Z happens first.
You get the point. Focusing on the “HOW” holds you back from all the opportunities in front of you. Holds you back from all the miracles right under your eyes.
It’s a distraction we create to keep us from getting what we truly want.
Because we’re afraid we don’t deserve it.
Because we’re afraid we’re not worthy.
Because we’re afraid we’re not yet ready.
Because we don’t think we can handle that level of success yet.
So, we resort to writing more to do lists.
Making more bullet points.
And that keeps us safe. Wrapped in our security blanket of procrastination and overwhelm.
And it’s all subconscious. Because you, me, none of us are walking around deliberately setting ourselves up to fail.
Yet we do.
Next up, Part 2.
Cheers to your fabulous success!
I’m MiMi Dabo and I support Women Entrepreneurs who struggle with Creating Premium Clients and Charging their Worth, to Confidently Package, Price, Market and Sell their Services to their Ideal Clients in a Profitable Niche.
I help them to ditch the crappy Money Blocks and stories, and package their services into irresistible high-end offers for their ideal clients, raise their prices or charge what they’re worth, and market and sell with ease so they can radically increase their income – while changing the world in the process. Visit www.lifecoachforwomen.com.