I’ve had LOTS of emails in the inbox this week.
I really really really want to be an Academy member…
I KNOW how much a difference it will make in my business + life…
But I can’t afford it right now.
Here’s Your Step By Step Plan To Afford Investing In Yourself
#1: Adjust your mindset
That might sound really simple, and you’ll probably want to skip over this number all together.
But don’t. Because this is the MOST important of them all.
So often we look at something we want, then look at the price tag and say:
I can’t afford it.
And shazam. Just like that, game over.
Those four words put you in a place without choices. It puts you in victim mode, with the number on your bank account holding you ransom.
And you think:
Ahhhh well, there’s nothing I can do about that. The decision has already been made for me!
When that’s not true.
In fact, it’s bullshit.
Because you’re letting the decison being made for you, instead of stepping up and seeing other options.
So you need a radical adjustment mindset.
Instead of saying:
I really want to do this but I can’t afford it.
I really want to go to do this AND I will work out a way to afford it!
#2: Commit To Going After The Thing You Want
You need to COMMIT to making it happen.
You need to say
“that’s mine, and I’m going to do whatever I have to do to make it so.”
With Paradise House? I made a pledge to myself the moment I saw it:
That house is MINE.
(and here’s the really important part)
And I will do whatever I can to make sure it is mine.
This process of buying Paradise House? Has frightened the effing pants off me. It’s a massive leap in faith. And it’s required a metric shittonne of hustle from my end to make sure we had enough moolah to do it. It’s more than twice the size of a mortgage we’ve ever had before.
If we’d made the decision purely off our bank account, it wouldn’t have been possible.
But instead we made the decision because we knew it was destined to be ours, and we made that
fucker dream come true happen. Because that was my oath:
“You are mine, and I will do whatever it takes to make it mine.”
I have IMMENSE faith that I can do anything I set my mind to.
I am a do-er. And I will prove to myself again and again that I can do whatever it is I dream of doing.
So the house is ours. And of course it is doable. Of COURSE I can make it happen.
Even when it seemed like a Really Big, Scary Thing at the time!
And it’s not just about taking chances with money either!
When I met my love, I absolutely didn’t believe it possible he’d be interested in me.
If I looked at my “bank balance”, I was seriously lacking – I was very young, I was shy + apt to blush every single time I saw him and I just didn’t really know if he’d ever be interested.
But there was something in me that claimed him as mine. And so I did whatever I had to to make him mine. I put myself really, really out there to make it so. I didn’t wait around. I took leaps of faith. I started sending him random emails. I asked him out on a date. And he said no. And yet still, I knew (not in a crazed stalker kind of way). A day later he asked ME out on a date. And we moved in together a month later.
Eleven years on, I’m glad I was a persistent, courageous bugger.
My faith is as strong as a mountain, and I can move them.
#3: What’s your return on investment?
If I said to you, I’ve got a briefcase here for you with $40 000 here. There’s probably a shittonne more in it to be honest. If you follow all the directions, this briefcase is going to change the rest of your business, income and life for many years to come. All you gotta do is fly to tropical paradise, give me a briefcase with $3750 here in it, stay in my beautiful home for a few days, have the time of your life, and let us feed you.
Would you do it?
Would you swap your smaller briefcase for the one that has ten times the amount of value in it?
Because that’s exactly what the Academy is all about.
Education has at LEAST 10x the amount of return on it
In my mind, it’s the best kind of investment there is.
When you align yourself with a coach, or an educational program to increase your business, you should see at LEAST 10x Return on Investment.
If you spend $100 on something, you’ll get at least $1000 back.
You’ve gotta do the work + you’ve gotta implement the advice…
But it’s all DOABLE.
What’s more, it’s thrillingly life-and-biz-changing.
What if the amount scares you?
I’m gonna be real here with you.
I have spent more than $50 000 on coaching + educational programs in the last 12 months.
I’ve given one of my business coaches the equivalent of two small cars.
And I freaked the flip out over the reality of doing that.
It was a MASSIVE step up. I had a good cry (or three) about just how BIG that step took.
And yet I knew absolutely, deeply in my heart that it was the right thing for me and exactly what I needed to be doing.
Here’s the thing:
Just because it’s right for you, doesn’t mean it won’t feel scary.
Especially when we are making massive leaps into the next level.
I KNEW that I needed a business coach to help me align with my biggest intentions + help me soar even higher.
And I made my money back that I’ve invested on coaching within two months… what’s more my business is now at a level I only barely glimpsed was possible. As we speed into a half million dollar a year company, I’m just SO grateful I took that leap of faith + committed again + again to investing in myself.
#4: Let’s Make This Shiz Happen
Okay, so you’ve aligned your mindset from:
“I can’t afford this!”
“I really want this + I will make it happen!”
You’ve decided to claim what it is you really want + make it yours.
And you’ve realised that investing in yourself has a MASSIVE return on investment for you, your life, your dreams and your business.
Now, what are you going to do to make it happen?
Your 5 Step Plan To Affording Anything You Want
- Write down EXACTLY how much you’ll need
Clarity is really important + immensely empowering in these situations.
- Commit to making it happen. That by hook or by crook, it is YOURS, baybee.
- Need to increase your cashflow?
Brainstorm the shizness out of how to bring it in.
What are you willing to do to make your goal happen?
Some ways to bring in cash flow:
Hold a sale. If you’ve got the Business Goddess program already, look over the Magic Money Making Kit + the Marketing Masterclass and USE them. Create a limited number of services or coaching or products to sell in a big one-off that will pay for it.
Want to know the number one way peeps pay their tax debts? They sell their crap on eBay or through garage sales. I have a friend who wanted to invest in a new camera, so looked around + sold some of her golf clubs to afford it. Another who sold some art + furniture to go travelling around Europe.
It’s all DOABLE!
- Decide: Is credit cards or a loan a good option for a business investment? What would you do to trade in a small briefcase for that one that holds ten times the amount of gold in it?
Here’s how other successful people afford to invest in themselves:
A couple of my (very successful) business coaches have shared with me they started out by paying for coaching and events by credit cards. When I invested in coaching, I did it using a payment plan (which I offer in the Academy) and hustled my butt off to make the money to pay for it.
However anyone has managed to afford it, this is what EVERY successful soul in business I know says:
It’s a big leap to invest in it. And it’s the best thing I ever did for myself and my business. It has propelled my business forward that much faster.
So there you go love.
EVERYTHING you need to get you on your way.
Except this one last analogy:
If a magical unicorn came up to you, and whispered in your ear
“I can take you to your lands of dreams come true…”
Would you say
“Mmmmm yeah nah probably can’t afford your ticket price sorry LOL unicorn!”
Or would you make that shit happen?