I have a million things swimming in my head about my business. And I have a lot of fun until I start factoring money into it.
When can I start to transition out of my job?
Am I putting enough back for taxes?
Am I charging too much?
Am I working too hard for what I charge?
Are people not coming to me because they don't think my offerings are good or because they can't afford them?
And I get stuck in that loop of want. That loop of lack. That loop of not enough.
I was reading through something (I thought it was the Art of Earning by Tara Gentile but I can't find it in there) that said to set aside some time to not make any money. I was encouraged to think about not how much I could sell, but how much I could give away.
I must admit that thought was beautiful and glorious and truly lit me up.
So I sat down and tried to figure out how to make it work. I pulled out my master plan for the next year and noticed something glaring back at me.
November was blank. Each month had an action plan or an offering, except November. And November was wide open.
November is very special to me. November is the month of my birth. I officially opened my coaching doors and published my website last November. And November has become a month of gratitude.
Several years ago, I was in a very dark point in my life and I started this little thankful blog. And I honestly believe that my choice to search out things to be thankful for was the choice that saved my life. (And those of you that knew me then know that I am not just being dramatic here.) Because I posted daily on that blog and on Facebook for over a year, recognizing beauty and love and joy has truly become a way of life for me. And each November, in honor of Thanksgiving, I see Thankful in November groups and posts pop up all over Facebook. Even if they are in no way connected to me, I love the feeling that I am being publicly joined in a very private ritual. And I love it.
So November is special. And I hope to make it more special. Because I do best when I have accountability, I am sharing a very rough draft of November with you.
I am hopeful that I have an amazing November offering in the works. If I can pull this off... I don't have a way to complete that sentence because I cannot even fathom the impact and excitement. The most exciting part of my November offering? It will be free.
I am also going to set aside a day to do complimentary coaching consultations. All day. As many of them as we can get scheduled. (I'm hoping that day will be my actual birthday, but I've got to clear that with my husband first.) I am never happier or more in my element than when I am coaching. I can't think of a better way to ring in another year.
This isn't to bring you in. This isn't to sell. This isn't to get you hooked. These gifts are a way for me to give. For me to be reminded why I am doing this. A way to distance myself from letting money determine my success.
I know I'm being a big tease, but I am so so excited. More excited than I've been in a long time. I'm so excited that I get to share this with you.
I hope you'll join me in making November awesome.