Entrepreneurs Intuition Questions Answered
& Opening the Powered by Intuition Mailbag!
Do you consider yourself an “intuitive entrepreneur?”
An intuitive entrepreneur isn’t necessarily someone who is in the business of intuition. An intuitive entrepreneur is a business owner who values their business intuition as a sense that can steer them in the right direction in their life and business.
I received a wonderful question from one such “intuitive entrepreneur.”
Question About Letting Go of a Client and Financial Security:
There’s a client I’ve had for nearly 5 years. She is on monthly retainer. For the past few months I’ve been wanting to not renew her contract. But I keep doing it because it’s regular income. BUT “something” was nagging me that I should not work with her anymore. Well, I saw her true colors recently. It was sad. I expected better from her. I ended up canceling her renewal afterwards. But I think if I had done it sooner I would have avoided the whole mess. If I had just paid attention to my intuition maybe we could have parted ways on a friendlier note. Would love to know how you avoid doubting your intuition when in this type of situation where trusting your intuition would affect your financial security. Financial security is a huge deal for entrepreneurs like me. –V. Koral
You need to listen to your gut and inner stirrings when they come up.
It’s your intuition saying you two are not a match for a mentor and mentee relationship.
I’m sure had you addressed it sooner you would have avoided the unpleasantness of what happened too.
I always think the best policy is honesty….to a degree that you don’t “hurt/wound the other person’s feelings” of course. Be gracious, kind and compassionate at all times – which I am sure you are.
Think of a way you can “let go of a client” that is not a good match for you that serves them and is for the highest good of both of you.
Should this ever come up again you might want to say that you think they would be better served by another coach because you want them to get the most from their coaching experience and you don’t feel you’re the right coach for them. You feel they need a different style than you can provide so in order to allow the Universe to bring them the right coach you want to get out of their way.
By the way, not everyone is a good match for you just because they are willing to pay you. You have to be aligned on the inside with your clients. This is a huge learning experience for you. Consider yourself lucky as you will not make the same mistake again. Now you know exactly how to identify when your intuition is trying to communicate with you and can use this knowledge in the future. That’s huge! To cement it in go back and review what you were feeling and what thoughts were running through your mind while this was happening. I would also include the “nagging feelings” you were getting to let her go as well. Doing so will create an intuitive benchmark for you to use that clearly and accurately points the way in your decision-making process that you can use from now on.
I understand about the need for financial security. Always know that when you make “space” for a new client that is exactly right for you – and create the intention – by telling the Universe what you want instead – you will get it.
When we hold onto paying clients for the financial security we are telling the Universe it doesn’t matter if the client is a match for us or not. And we will keep getting clients who “push our buttons.”
If you must let a client go again, (hopefully this won’t happen) tell the Universe precisely what kind of client you want instead….describe them in great detail. For example you might tell the Universe you want a client who is “coachable”
and open to being guided to the transformation you provide. After describing what you do want release the client who is not a match by saying, “For the highest good of this client and for me I let them go so they find the right coach to work with who will lead them to the success they desire and deserve. Please fill in this time slot with a new client that I will love serving at the highest level.”
I hope this helps.
Have you ever ignored your intuition in your business or in your life? Did ignoring it lead to a blow up of some kind? What did you learn from this experience? Share with us in the comments.
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How to Use Your Intuition to Root Out Your Money Hang-ups
Has going from employee to entrepreneur been harder than you thought?
Are you finding it difficult to charge what you’re worth?
Are you surprised at not getting the results you expected?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you’re not alone in fact, you’re in good company. Most entrepreneurs suffer a shock to the system when they go from employee to entrepreneur. Self-employment brings up all the unresolved issues you have about your worth, deserving and ability to receive. And, if possible it’s best to get these hang ups cleared out before you go solo.
Be prepared to suffer “growing pains” throughout the life cycle of your business. The truth is that in order for your business to grow you must also grow and develop the ability to achieve at higher levels. This means not only acquiring new business skills but the mental and emotional capacity to confidently be seen and take action on a bigger stage.
So how do you know if you have money hang-ups? If the money isn’t flowing in your business even though you’ve implemented all the right business and marketing strategies then it’s highly likely that money hang-ups are the culprits causing you to self-sabotage.
Money hang ups are tell tale signs that your internal growth hasn’t kept up with the challenges of your external growth and ambition. If the money you desire from all your efforts isn’t flowing into your business the first place to look is your internal beliefs around your worth, deserving and ability to receive. It doesn’t matter how much strategy you have under your belt either. Money hang ups do not discriminate on the bases of knowledge.
5 Questions to Intuitively Root out Your Money Hang ups
Instructions Step 1: Go somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed, take a few relaxing breaths and answer the following questions:
1. Do you feel there’s a mismatch between your plentiful education, training, certifications and what you’re earning?
2. Do you feel you should be farther ahead by now?
3. Are you applying all the right business and marketing tactics but still not getting the results you expect?
4. No matter how much you accomplish do you always focus on how much is still left to do?
5. Do you feel more comfortable giving (compliments/gifts) rather than being the recipient?
Go deeper with your intuition
Step 2: Record only the Yeses. Review each YES and ask yourself “Why?” As you do see what thoughts, feelings or memories come to mind. Go with the first thoughts, memories and associated feelings that come up. These will likely be big clues as to what the root of the problem is. When you work with intuition often your first thought is correct.
Change your story
Step 3: Once you have an intuitive feel for where your money hang ups are and what they are telling you change the story. Rewrite it with a better ending – the one you wish had happened. Forgive yourself for any mistakes you might have made. Look back with fresh eyes or perhaps through adult eyes if the memory was from childhood and see the truth about yourself as you are now, not the child you once were. Tell yourself now that you know better you’ll do better next time. Release your old story and free yourself.
Be an advocate for yourself
Step 4: Get clear on what needs to change in order for you to succeed. Ask yourself what you’re tired of putting up with? Take a stand for yourself and your business and take action.
Do you lack business strategy and marketing skills? Hire a mentor to help you work on implementing those aspects of your business.
Could you do with some energy clearing to finally remove the money hang ups for good? Hire a mentor to help you eliminate the psychological obstacles blocking your path to your success.
Celebrate how far you’ve come!
Money hang ups aren’t the end of the world because they don’t have to be permanent. They’re red flags that point to what aspects of yourself still need work, compassion and TLC.
What did you discover about yourself? What aspects of yourself do you need to focus on in order to clear your money hang-ups?
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