“Our intention creates our reality”
I was recently speaking with a client about the importance of having clear intentions. She has been working extremely hard, but felt she wasn’t making enough money. This is typical of many of us in the service business, where it’s essentially a “time for dollars” business. In other words, there are only so many hours in the day and when you work with people on a one-to-one basis; you can only make so much money.
When I asked her how much money she wanted to make, she didn’t have a clear answer, she just said, “I need to make more money!”
She has two new group programs that she’s starting next month and when I asked her how many people she needed to have in those groups to make money, again she couldn’t really answer the question. When pressed, she then said, “Well, six, but I would run the program with three”.
I tried to explain to her that in order for her to make the money she hoped to make, or to fill her group classes with the number of people that would be financially viable for her, she needed to set intentions for both of those.
The example that is so often used when talking about setting or creating intentions is to imagine driving across the United States without some kind of goal or intention. You know you want to get to California, but you’ve set no course, or no intention, who knows where you’ll end up!
So in the case of my client I said to her if you are not absolutely clear on how much more money you want to make in your business, then you will NEVER make the money you want to make. Because, when you’re not clear, a $1 would be making more money, right? And I know she had in mind to make way more than $1 than she is currently making.
I also shared with her that in my experience with my own programs and workshops, I got far more people signing up for my programs and workshops when I stated a certain number of people I wanted to have on a call or in a workshop, than when I didn’t.
If I said (or better yet, wrote down) that I wanted 50 people in my next teleclass, more than likely I would get 50, or darn close to it. When I didn’t have a stated intention or number, I would get 20, maybe 30.
I’ve experienced this myself and I’ve seen it with my clients, over and over and over.
So, what are your intentions? Where can you be much more specific about what you want, how many you want, and how much you’d like to make?
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