5 Most Common Money Mindset Blocks
Money blocks? Pretty much everyone has them.
And knowing they’re there, and they’re not real, helps a little.
Actually clearing them from the subconscious, that’s better. Otherwise, they act as a drain on your energy and ability to run your business.
Knowing what the most common money blocks are, and what causes them, is the first step towards removing them from your mind and your mindset.
These are the top 5 ways that I hear people express “I can’t charge that much” money blocks:
- “They won’t pay it.”
- “They’ll hate me.”
- “It’s too much for me (out of integrity).”
- “They might be disappointed.”
- “I’ll feel too pressured to make sure they’re happy.”
Let’s unpack each one of these.
1. “I can’t charge that much. They won’t pay it.”
This is usually a money setpoint issue. Money setpoint is the amount of money you believe is appropriate to pay for anything – a car, a home, a garment, a cup of coffee…
You almost certainly have inconsistent money setpoints. For example, you may be frugal when it comes to your car, but invest in the best organic food.
In saying, “They won’t pay it,” you’re laying your values on top of others, and assuming that others have low money setpoints with regard to transformation. But millions of people pay thousands for transformational outcomes every year. Why wouldn’t some of them work with you?
2. “I can’t charge that much. They’ll hate me.”
This belief comes from the idea that when you offer your services in a high-ticket offer, people (or some people) will be angry at you because they feel that you’re charging too much, or you’re greedy.
This isn’t about them. It’s about you.
There are people who complain about the price of everything. And there are some people who don’t complain about the price of anything.
Ask yourself these tough questions:
- Do I resent other people’s money, and their ability to buy what they want?
- Do I frequently find myself saying, “That’s too expensive!”?
- Do I complain about what others spend their money on, in a way that questions their values?
If any of these are true, you have ‘lack’ beliefs and resentment about money, and you’re assuming that other people you speak to will feel the same way. Certainly some will, but when you transform yourself, you tend to attract people who feel more like you do.
3. “I can’t charge that much. It’s too much for me (out of integrity).”
If this is you, I acknowledge you for the fact that you want to stay in integrity with your pricing. And you’re almost certainly undervaluing the transformation that you provide.
Because creating change and transformation is difficult for most people, the coaches and healers who facilitate this have a big job ahead of them. The fact that the work that we do is fulfilling and important to us does not mean that it’s not valuable.
Another reason the ‘it’s too much for me’ comes up is the feeling that since you love your work so much, you shouldn’t be paid that much to do it. After all, we’re not usually paid for our hobbies, or other fun things we do! If this feels true for you, consider that you’re doing the work out of love – you’re being paid to build a business so you have the freedom to do that.
4. “I can’t charge that much. They might be disappointed.”
One of the reasons that some people shy away from high-ticket offers is that their clients achieve different levels of transformation. Because you, as a coach or healer, are probably envisioning the maximum level of success that a client could achieve, you may be uncomfortable charging high-ticket knowing that many of your clients won’t achieve that level of success.
While they may be perfectly satisfied with their success in your work, you may be always measuring their progress against your ultimate ideal.
That’s a situation designed to cause grief, for both you and the client, and you may end up creating the disappointment you want to avoid.
5. “I can’t charge that much. I’ll feel too pressured to make sure they’re happy.”
While this is similar to #4, this is more about the internal pressure you may feel. If you need to make sure that the client is happy at all times, you’re setting yourself up for failure in helping people with transformation.
Going through change is difficult for people, and one of the best ways to ensure a client’s commitment to the process is to charge high-ticket. Say it with me: “When people pay, they pay attention.”
Your clients will be more likely to stick with tougher coaching, and more challenging healing regimens, when you charge high-ticket and focus on the outcome, not their in-the-moment comfort with what’s happening.