A few months ago I earned my first $1,000 with an hour of “work” as a coach. Not your typical life coach salary.
By the way – the word work is in quotes because I don’t really consider what I do work. It’s more like play, fun… something I would do (and did do) when I wasn’t getting paid. In this post I’ll share how it transpired and what I learned from the experience.
Back in 2008 I set an intention to earn $1,000 in an hour. It was a huge stretch for me because at the time I was only earning $32/hour. The intention was inspired from a live event I attended in the spring of that year (Guerilla Business School presented by T. Harv Eker). It was one of the most memorable events I have ever attended live.
Rockets of Desire
One of the reasons I believe this intention was so clear to me at the time was because I was working in a job where I was unhappy.
In fact, I was partly depressed.
And that depression gave me some contrast.
Because you can’t get clear on what you really want until you know what you don’t want.
Well I got the clarity.
I knew what I didn’t want and that contrast sent out a NEW rocket of desire.
And when I think back now – it wasn’t really about the money – it was about earning more in less time so I could be free.
I desired real freedom.
But I still had no idea how I was going to earn that kind of money.
And more importantly, I didn’t believe I was worthy of earning $1,000 an hour.
Which created some serious internal resistance.
The Path of Least Resistance
When I look back now, I can clear see why I struggled all those years to manifest this intention.
To start with, I had some warped ideas about money and how to earn it. I had experimented in about 6 or 7 different businesses, which were unrelated to my passions of creating, writing and coaching.
This resistance to making money from my passion was mainly because I hadn’t developed the prosperity mindset (or what I sometimes refer to as the commercial mindset).
And because of this lack of alignment, I was not pursuing the path of least resistance – which was to earn money doing what I love.
I now understand that money will flow to just about anyone, as long as YOU allow it.
But YOU must have that alignment.
The key to creating that alignment is to find something you LOVE and then find a market that will pay YOU for what you love to do.
For me it’s writing and creating.
For someone else, it could be walking dogs or teaching people how to speak English. It doesn’t really matter what it is – as long as there is a market that will pay you for what you love to do.
One of the side effects of focusing on the path of least resistance, is that others will judge you for being lazy and non-productive. That you’re not contributing to society and creating value for others.
And the reason this comes up is because it’s easy for YOU.
And we’re told that life should not be easy.
But that is all bullshit.
If you’re delivering real value to others and making great money doing it, then you don’t need to listen to anyone else.
You KNOW deep inside what you’re meant to be doing.
And you KNOW what lights you up.
So don’t let any others tell you otherwise.
Just take time to get quiet and listen to your SOUL.
The answers are always there if you make the time to listen.
The more aware you are, the bigger the realizations.
And the biggest realization might be the truth you’re least expecting, which is this: if anyone externally resists your intention it is because they are picking up on your resistance on the inside.
Once you believe, they will believe.
Once you let go, they will too.
Please re-read that.
Cutting Out Lower Value Work
One positive side effect of pursuing the path of least resistance, is that you will ultimately start saying, “no” to work that does not align with your intention. It’s part of being drawn to the path of least effort.
A simple example is shovelling.
Because we live north of Toronto in Canada, we get a lot of snow. And shovelling snow in the winter can be a downer and take the fun out of the season.
I prefer to be skiing when it’s snowing :)
So about 3 years ago I decided to hire a person to do the shovelling for me.
And that made me feel good because it free’d up a lot of my time.
And that freedom made me feel more aligned to my intention.
The more I ‘let go’ – the more aligned I became.
Another example is coaching.
About a year ago I was only selling coaching 1-on-1.
And even though I like selling (mainly because of the way I do it), I had reached an upper limit on how much I could earn and how many people I could impact…
Which put a restriction on my freedom.
So I let go of the lower value work.
And by listening to my inspiration… I found a new way to work with multiple clients and customers while compounding my impact through live webinars.
It’s a lot more fun for me because I get to be there LIVE and on Camera.
And it’s cool for clients because they get to interact with our community.
So again, the lesson was a great reminder for me: let go and focus on the path of least resistance. Focus on what draws you forward. Then let the rest take care of itself.
Now if you really liked this article, then you’ll probably like this too.
I’m going to be sharing a LIVE on Camera Demonstration of how I profit from my passion and earn money online doing what I love.
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To your freedom,