This was a surprising question I got a few years ago?

The answer that surfaced surprised me.

Not really.

That’s the truth.

I realized I didn’t really believe I derserved more money because I had somehow convinced myself that I hadn’t achieved enough, done enough, created enough, learned enough, put myself out there enough. The list went on and on.

And this is what I see with a lot of my clients. They are ambitious as hell, highly knowledgeable, passionate, and super qualified, but they suffer a huge set-back.

They don’t really believe they deserve the big money they come to me to help them get.

Sound strange?

The truth is, I notice a lot of ambitious people suffer this. They have very high standards and yet they never allow themselves to meet them. It lends itself to perfectionism — striving never arriving– and sometimes backlash for some of my clients when they start to break-out from their income limit.

But it goes much deeper than that. This is only a symptom of a deeper problem.

Do you ever find yourself saying “I know I am deserving but…”

Am I smart enough?
Am I unique or special enough?
Have a really hard time asking to be paid?
Worry people won’t like what I offer?
Am I really good enough to make that much money?

You can have all the qualifications in the world, but if your level of deserving is low, then you will not be able to ask and truly receive the reward.

You may know someone who has all the credentials, education, and achievements who should have confidence and self-esteem but make a lot of bad decisions that counter that.

“Worthy” and “Deserving” are related to a set point. Beliefs around our worthy and deserving are not concrete. There is range of deserving/worthiness continuum. We are each wired with how much we are deserving and worthy of reward, pleasure, and money.

When you you set an intention to go from your current level of of income to WAAAY beyond it, you must work with your worthy and deserving set point.

Otherwise, you’ll find ways to sabotage your success or create some kind of suffering and struggle to offset the otherwise fantastic feeling of having it.

We have unconscious behaviors that return us back to our “set point” such as:

procrastination
overwhelm
exhaustion
fogginess, overtired, confusion
can’t trust anyone
busy, so so busy
overcommitted

Do any of these sound familiar to you?

It’s pretty fascinating how we can often derail ourselves when going for our BIG income goals.

Be aware of the unconscious blocks that try to keep you “safe” and from moving forward toward those big income goals you want.

Know your power ~