Why making a 6 figure income was easy in your job but you’re finding it hard in business

Why making a 6 figure income was easy in your job but you’re finding it hard in business

Have you have a job in the past where you made an easy 6-figures, found it very easy and had no trouble accepting that level of income… but when it comes to your business there’s all these weird blocks going on and you just can’t seem to get there and you feel really weird about it?

What is going on with that? That’s what I’d like to talk to you about today, because it happens to a lot of women in business.

What it means is that if you’ve come from, maybe, a corporate career where you’ve effortlessly made over 6-figures, you step into business thinking it’ll just be the same, and then when the business doesn’t take off and you’re not earning that level of income, you think there’s something wrong with your business and you think there’s something wrong with you, because you’ve earned that amount of money in the past and so what’s the big deal?

Well, it is a big deal, and that’s what I want you to become very, very aware of. 

It’s a very big deal, and it’s a totally different thing making 6-figures and multiple 6-figures in your business versus earning 6-figures and multiple 6-figures in a career where somebody else is paying the wages.

It comes down to just a couple of things, so let’s talk about those.

 

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The first one is that, when you’re in a job, there’s somebody else deciding what that’s worth. There’s someone else who sets that number down as “this is the value of your contribution to the company,” and they decide. And we all know that women suck at negotiating pay rise and all those sorts of things and that’s why they also suck at setting price rises in their business, because there it’s TOTALLY up to you.

In a company where you’re the employee, your employer will set your wage and your salary and you will sit down for your annual review and you may get better at negotiating a pay raise, but largely most women will avoid it, and the reason why they avoid that and they feel uncomfortable about it, is the same reason why they struggle to earn that amount of money in their business, because no one has set that first number for them. 

No one sets that number, YOU have to set that number.

You have to decide what you’re worth. You have to decide what your service is worth and set your value, and YOU have to negotiate your own price rises and decide that your services are now worth even more.

So that’s a really big deal, and it comes down to all sorts of things around worthiness, and feeling deserving, and all those very deep-seated unconscious belief systems. That’s why it’s not the same thing, and that’s why it feels so much harder.

Another thing that is a huge block for women in business is that when they were in the corporate career, they were being paid by the corporation, the big company, some faceless organization, or at least a big enough business that could afford to pay them a 6-figure plus salary. So it’s like, “Well, they’re making great money. They can afford to pay me that. I’m good with accepting that money.” 

But when you go into business, particularly one that’s service based and where you’re helping people, and especially if you’re helping people with things like personal development or healing or anything like that, then you’re coming from a place of true service and wanting to help and lift others up, and so then needing to charge those people what you know you’re worth and what you know your service is worth brings that whole other element of, “Oh… but I’m charging it to the little person. I’m charging it to the single mum, or I’m charging it to the divorcee, or I’m charging it to this woman who’s just told me that things are a little bit tight right now,” and you have to do that over and over and over again. 

That can become a big money block where you worry about the impact that paying for your service has on somebody else’s life. It’s not just some big company or corporation that you don’t have any emotional attachment to, it is a real person who you care about and in some instances they’re telling you that they’re experiencing some level of discomfort or stress or maybe even hardship and your service is part of how they hope to get past that and out of it, but you have to charge them for it.

So 6-figures in a job versus 6-figures in a business, especially a service-based business, especially for a woman, are not at all the same thing, and you really need to make sure you do the deeper work very, very committedly and with tenacity so that you can totally own that number. That number that you’re charging to each and every customer and that number of what it is you’re bringing home and into your life through this business that you’ve created.

I think another time it might be really cool to talk about the deeper stuff within that, but for now let’s leave it at that.

I encourage you to go and do some journaling on this. This is a really good one to write some reflections about.

Of course, don’t forget to grab my free training, to which the link is in the description to help you as well.

Until I see you next, keep on embracing your beautiful and unlimited potential.

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What’s stopping the money from flowing is never about money

What’s stopping the money from flowing is never about money

If you’ve been frustrated that money just isn’t flowing to you and you’re trying to work out what the hell is going on, then this is something really important for you to get your head around.

And that is that the thing that’s stopping the money from flowing, is never about the money. 

It is never about the money because money is just a symbol. Money is a symbol of all sorts of things in our society, but most importantly it is a symbol of value and worth. We literally say, “Do you know what she’s worth? Do you know what he’s worth?”

So we’ve managed to link money up to self-worth, our worthiness, our deservingness, our value. 

That is where the problem comes in, because when there are issues around feeling deserving, feeling valuable, feeling worthy of having lots of good things coming to you and being taken care of and knowing that it just keeps flowing and that everything’s totally fine, many people – you probably included – have some stuff going on at the unconscious level that’s just not a match to that.

It often comes back to benign seeming things in early childhood – or maybe not so benign – that created some sort of limiting belief.

 

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Whether it was some decision made that, “Ah, I’m not good enough to have what I made,” or, “I’m not allowed to speak up because others will judge me,” or, “There’s never enough to go around and it’s greedy to ask for more than my share.” These kinds of limiting beliefs often come from seemingly innocent things in early childhood and usually just parents who are ignorant of the impact they’re making with their statements and their actions.

But then what happens is that you take it on and, literally, in your nervous system you start a little daisy chain of a pattern that reinforces that belief, that decision that was made somewhere back early on. Then every time something similar happens in your life and your experience, it reinforces it. It’s like, “See? It’s true! See? There’s something else! See? There’s MORE evidence!” 

And as you know, what you focus on, expands. If you’re starting to program your mind, your reticular activating system, to seeing the world through this lens, you will see more and more and more of it, and you will become more of a vibrational match to it, it’ll become wired deeper into your unconscious and so you will continue drawing more and more experiences that are a perfect match to it into your life. That’s why it’ll just escalate and escalate and escalate, but the thing that started it is often something pretty simple.

This is what we do in hypnotherapy and timeline therapy. It can seem a little bit big and overwhelming like, “Oh, shivers, where does this come from?” However, I just want to let you know that it’s never about the money and you really need to look at, 

“What does the money represent to me and how would having more money make that belief untrue?”

That’s where the problem comes in, right?

If the money comes in, and then that means that it doesn’t match that belief, well then we’ve got a mismatch, we’ve got a problem here. And so that’s why the money doesn’t come. So you do need to be able to change that limiting belief, that deeper unconscious thing that’s sitting there and once you resolve that, then the money can come, because the money is then no longer contrary to that belief that has been taken on.

So, a very simple way to start unravelling all of this is to simply ask, “What would I need to believe for this to keep happening? What is the match, and if I did have more money flowing in, what would that then no longer be a match to? Where would the disconnect be?”

So look at it in both ways, “What is keeping small here a match to? And if I went to the next level, what would that be incongruent with, what would that mean, and what would that no longer mean?”

These kind of deep and powerful questions are how you connect to your unconscious mind and start unravelling some of these threads.

Yes, you can do that in a 1:1 session with myself or another practitioner, but you can actually go a very long way on your own, simply by asking the right kind of questions and working with your unconscious.

The key thing to remember is that it’s never about the money.

It’s about what the money represents.

So I’d love to hear from you if you’re happy to share. Let me know what’s coming up for you as you read this and what “Ah-ha!” and lightbulb moments you’re having in the comments below.

Do make sure also to grab my free money training. The link is in the description.

And until I see you next, keep on embracing your gorgeous and totally unlimited potential.

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When you don’t have the money to get to 6-figures, do this!

When you don’t have the money to get to 6-figures, do this!

So you want to get to 6-figures, but you feel like you don’t have the money to put into your business to help you get there. 

So frustrating and so… kind of comical – almost. You want to make more money, but you don’t have the money to do it. 

So what can you do about that?

Well, number one, you don’t need to have money to make money. That’s one of those limiting beliefs that you can just ditch. 

But you may be feeling that right now in your business – because you feel like you can’t possibly take your business to 6-figures unless you can afford to pay someone to support you or rebuild your website or pay for a new tool that allows you to leverage your time. Something like that. There’s some investment you feel you need to make that will allow you to grow, and that’s totally a part of doing business.

So here’s the secret to getting past that and to solving that perceived problem:

 

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Most women in business that I see, they perceive it to be a case of, “I want to get from here to there. So I need to build a staircase.” 

So what they do is they make a list of all the things they need to build the staircase, you know, “I need the timber, the screws, the nails, the tools, maybe the people who actually build the staircase so that it doesn’t collapse on me.” 

They make that big list, and then they look at their current resources and they think, “Well I don’t have any of those things, or very few of those things, so I guess I can’t build the staircase… and I can’t reach that next level.”

So I ask you to just stop for a moment and step back and think about it differently, because we’re not building an actual physical staircase here, we’re building expansion in your business. That means that you don’t need to build the entire staircase in one hit to reach that next level of income, in fact all you need to be able to do is build the next step.

There are many, many ways that you can find the resources to just build that next step.

I’ll give you a couple of practical pointers with this:

Number one, you’ve established that you need this staircase and you already know all the things that are required to make it happen. Make sure you list them out really carefully, and then get really, really clear on which is your next step, and which one is the one after that. So not just knowing that this is all the things I need to reach the top, but what is it exactly that I need to build my next step. 

What is my next step? Then: What do I need to build it? 

You’ll find that that’s just a little baby step. You can break it down into really tiny little baby steps that are very achievable for you, and then if that requires funding, then all you need to do is look at where you’re currently spending money in your business, and re-allocate some of that money so that this step can be built.

So you might decide that this week you are going to distribute your newsletter yourself and your VA takes a week off, and you’re going to put that money into something else that helps you build this next step. Maybe you’ll get her to do a different job without increasing her hours. There are lots of creative ways you can re-allocate the money you’re already spending in your business.

Or you may decide that you’re going to raise these funds. 

So you may have a special offer, you may email your existing clients and say, “Hey, if you want to buy ahead, I’ve got a special package for you,” something like that, that helps you get a little bit of an influx of money just for this one step.

But I do really want to urge you to keep that very small, because the last thing I want you to do, is have some massive sale, be inundated, get the money in, but then be so bogged down in delivering those services that you don’t actually have any time to build that step, and I do see that happen a lot. 

Then you think, “Well I need to pay even more people to help me build the staircase because I can’t even hammer a nail in myself, I’m too busy.” At the same time, you’re totally getting worn out and you don’t even have time to think about building the staircase, or direct how that next step should be built and so it just never happens.
That’s something to be really mindful of. 

So, break it down into just, “Exactly what do I need to build this next step” and keep it there. It’s kind of the opposite to how most people think. They think, “Go build the whole staircase. I need all the materials, all the resources, ready to go and I’m doing it,” and I really urge you to do the OPPOSITE to that because it will be much more sustainable and easy for you. It will also stop you from burning yourself out and then unconsciously sabotaging yourself, because ‘business is way too much work’, right? 

You know what I’m talking about! 😊

So that is how you do it. Make sure you keep at it and grab my free training as well, to which there is a link in the description.

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What is an upper limit in your business anyway?

What is an upper limit in your business anyway?

If you’ve read Gay Hendricks’ book, The Big Leap, then you’d be familiar with the term “upper limit,” because he discusses it quite a bit in that book. It’s banded around a lot between women in business – particularly in the online entrepreneurial space.

You know, “Aw, I’ve hit an upper limit. Ugh, that’s my upper limit.”

So let’s talk about that. 

What is an “upper limit” in your business, anyway?

In the book where Gay Hendricks discusses the upper limits, what he’s actually referring to is not specific to business. He’s referring to how much “goodness,” or joy, or “things going well,” you’re currently able to allow yourself because it feels like your normal, and anything beyond that starts to make you uncomfortable, because things are suddenly not normal. So your biology goes on alert and says, “Ooh, there’s something out of wack here. This is unexpected. We’d better be on the lookout, because there must be trouble up ahead,” when there’s an alert of “something’s not quite within the normal known parameters”, then you go onto alert and you unconsciously do something to restore order, to restore the status quo, to restore the normal way of things.

He uses examples like: Everything’s going really well in business and life, you’re cruising along, and things are just getting almost too good to be true… see where that comes from? Things are getting almost too good to be true and so then suddenly you have this massive argument with your partner that comes totally out of nowhere. 

That’s that “restoring order” thing. You unconsciously pick a way to have an argument and that kind of brings the level of happiness and joy back to its normal standard average level.

So when it comes to your business, we usually talk about how well your business is performing in this upper limit conversation. We talk about how much you’re earning, what your gross income is, how much profit you’re making, all those kinds of things.

It’s the same thing, really. It’s the amount of ABUNDANCE you are currently comfortable with, and you’re used to. The edge of that is your upper limit.

The thing to recognize is that this is not about, “I’m growing and expanding and suddenly, BANG, I’ve hit my head on this upper limit and where did that come from?” 

What it means is you’ve grown and expanded faster than you’ve vibrationally kept up with.

Let me explain that a little bit deeper.

 

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When I say you need to vibrationally keep up with it, you actually need to vibrationally be ahead of it a little bit. What I mean, is that you need to do the work, the inner work, that allows you to feel really comfortable and to actually feel that level of abundance BEFORE you perceive it and BEFORE you receive it on the physical level. 

So you need to already feel that amount of abundance on the inside, and then when it shows up for you in your external world, it’s a match and there is no upper limit. 

It is within the realm of your new normal.

So you need to do that vibrational work and that growing and expanding in your own feelings of abundance, in how much abundance is normal and natural and how much you perceive, and see, and allow yourself to have and feel as natural and normal, and you’re absolutely worthy and deserving of. You need to get all of that work done, because then as you do the practical actions that match that and your business starts to grow and your income continues to grow and multiply and expand, it’s all a match and there is no upper limit.

You don’t ever, ever, ever need to hit an upper limit in business, as long as you put the vibrationally work first, and you don’t try to outgrow your current comfort zone. Else it will always try to knock you back down and retain the status quo.

So that is what an upper limit in business is.

I just want you to really, really remember that there is no need for them, whatsoever. 

It is NOT a rite of passage. It is not something to be proud of and brag to your friends about. It is not normal or natural, in fact it’s telling you there’s a problem. Just as when there’s pain in your body, it’s letting you know there’s a problem and there’s something you need to address, this is a signal. An upper limit is a signal that you have not kept up vibrationally with where you’re trying to take your reality to and so you’re bouncing off the edge. 

It’s as simple as that.

OK, keep up the awesome work & make sure you grab my free training that is linked in the description to help you go a little bit deeper.

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How to smash through an income plateau

How to smash through an income plateau

Do you want to know how to smash through an income plateau in your business? That’s what we’re about to talk about, right now!

So I’m going to give you an analogy: imagine that you are an Olympic athlete and you know that you want to beat the world record. So what are going to do? Are you going to show up at the Olympic games and just run your hardest and hope for the best? 

No. You’re going to train, right? 

You’re going to train really hard and make sure that you have a huge, huge advantage so when you get there, because you’re ALREADY that world record holder. You are already the person who can totally master that time, not somebody who’s going to attempt it because it’s a stretch for them, no no no. Your physiology, your muscles, your aerobic system, your mind, everything will already be at that level

It has to be, because that’s how you get to show up and just do it. Whereas if you show up and you’re not ready, and you’re not mentally or physically ready to break that barrier then you won’t be able to achieve it.

So this is no different. You need to think about, “I need a big run up. I don’t want to get to an income plateau or income barrier and get out my pickaxe and start smashing away at it.” No, no, no, you want to have such a huge run up and so much power and already be a match to what’s on the other side of it that when you cross it, it’s no big deal. That’s what you want it to be like!

 

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So we talk about smashing through barriers and all of that, but that’s not really how it works because you have to do the work in advance and prepare, and then you can effortlessly cross the barrier…. because the barrier isn’t there for you anymore.

 

When you translate that to doing the work in your business, vibrationally, practically, at the unconscious level – all those points on the Magnetic Money Trifecta that allow you to attract the money, keep the money, and help the money grow and multiply – you need to get all of that in place before you worry about crossing the income threshold that you’re perceiving, because there is no threshold, it’s just the limit of what you’re currently capable of. 

So you need to go into training, and not worry about the income threshold because that’ll take care of itself as long as you train and become a vibrational match to the version of you on the other side.

As soon as you clear all the unconscious blocks and limiting beliefs that are not a match to the YOU on the other side of it…. as soon as you get all your practical money systems and everything in place that is perfectly ready and a match to the you on the other side of that threshold…. 

And the moment you do that, that threshold disintegrates, dissolves, and disappears and you go, “Yeah okay, this is me,” and it’s no longer a big deal because it IS you and it’s a perfect natural match and it can be no other way.

So that is how you smash through an income plateau: you do the training, you make sure you are perfectly prepared and already that world record-holding athlete on the other side of that perceived plateau, and then there is no more plateau.

It’s about doing the training in advance, and getting a massive run-up so that you kind of leap over it and it’s fun and joyful and very second nature.

Now, if you’d like to get a few more pointers on helping you grow in abundance and attract more money, make sure you grab my free training, the link is in the description.

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Is fear of tax keeping your income stuck?

Is fear of tax keeping your income stuck?

Hi, this is Miriam Castilla and welcome to the Manifesting Playground for Soulful Women in Business. This is the place where we apply Law of Attraction in magical and practical ways, so you can have more money in the bank and get more done – with ease.

Is your fear of tax keeping your income stuck?

Let’s talk about that, because I’m sure you’d love to increase your income and have more money coming into your business, right? Most people want that. But, if at the same time you’re avoiding your bookkeeping, you’re afraid of your tax bill, and you just generally feel really negative around all of that, then there’s a disconnect there.

Whenever you look at emotions like fear and avoidance, if it’s linked to money, that’s actually showing you that you do have a money block. It creates a money block. The fear and avoidance around the topic of money means that you don’t want the tax, but the tax comes with the money, so you’re blocking the money. Does that make sense?

So you can’t have one without the other.

You can’t say “I want more income,” but at the same time “I hate paying taxes,” or “I hate doing my bookkeeping,” or “I don’t like paying my accountant.” All of it is linked to that flow of money. 

Whenever you have negative emotions around something that is linked to your money, you are blocking the flow of money into your experience, so you really need to embrace all of it. That is the key to allowing that flow to come in. You need to embrace everything that it means and everything that is linked to it. 

You can’t say you DON’T want the consequences of it, but you DO want the thing.

It just doesn’t work like that.

 

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When I spell it out to you like this, you’re probably thinking, “Yeah, that makes perfect sense,” but how many times do you catch yourself complaining about bills, or being afraid of your tax, or avoiding your bookkeeping, or saying how much you hate organising your money. 

All of it is linked to your money. All of it is part of the flow of money into your experience. 

So please, please, please, become aware of that, and realise that when you’re doing it, you’re blocking the flow of money into your experience.

So if just the word “tax” triggers some sort of fear reaction within you, then that’s a big red flag and something for you to work on.

Now, I love working the easy, fast, and effective way, which is why I love hypnosis.
I am a hypnotherapist, which is why I have a whole library of hypnotic meditations available for you.

So if there’s fear around tax, fear around unexpected bills and things like that, then I highly recommend that you jump straight into the meditation library and access the “Let Go of Worry” meditation that’s in there, it’s in the “Create a Shift” section. If you’re not yet a member of my meditation library, it’s totally free, I’ve popped the link in the description for you. 

So go grab that, scroll down to the “Create a Shift” section and find the “Let Go of Worry” meditation.

And keep it handy, because any time these kinds of things come up, you want to clear them. You want to get beyond them, because you want to clear the resistance to more money coming to your experience, right?

Until I see you next, make sure you keep on embracing your beautiful and totally unlimited potential.

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The most powerful meditations are HYPNOTIC, because they create change & transformation at the unconsicous level. And the most powerful meditation in my free hypnotic meditations library to help you release that fear of tax is called “Let Go Of Worry”.

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