Are you unconsciously limiting your income?

Many women entrepreneurs often tell me that they want to make more money.   In fact, they’re working really hard in their business, but they can never seem to break through their own income ceiling.  Over time, I’ve discovered that the reason women entrepreneurs aren’t earning the income they desire is because they are unknowingly “putting the brakes” on their earning potential.

So how do you know if you are undermining your power with money and sabotaging your income?

Take a look at my top 10 ways women entrepreneurs unconsciously limit their income:

  1. Discounting your fees and not charging what you are worth to begin with.
  2. Giving away, bartering, or trading for services instead of getting paid cold hard cash.
  3. Not directly asking for the business in sales conversations.
  4. Not making some type of offer in your newsletter, ezine, or presentation.
  5. Over delivering beyond your agreement or going over in time on sessions.
  6. Not paying attention to the numbers in your business (ex. Income, expenses, leads, sales conversion, etc.) or ignoring your finances.
  7. Spending large chunks of your time doing activities that aren’t directly related to generating income.
  8. Saying things like, “I’m not in it for the money,” Money isn’t important to me, or “The money doesn’t matter.”  If you’re in business, money matters.
  9. Giving away your power and control of money to others.  Not taking responsibility of your own financial life.
  10. Saying you would like to make more money, but not being fully committed to taking the actions required to earn more.

Many women business owners have a dysfunctional relationship with money.  Many of us have stories and behaviors around money that we hang on to because we are trying to satisfy a particular need, but those stories and behaviors don’t always serve us well when we are trying to grow and sustain a profitable business.

Take a moment and look at where you might be unconsciously limiting your income.  I challenge you to notice where these money leaks show up for you so that you can break through the limitations.

If you are struggling with one or more of these money leaks, click here and take your next towards finally earning the income you truly desire.

© 2012 Tiffany deSilva

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4 Response to “Are you unconsciously limiting your income? ”

Linda Pucci
April 9, 2012
12:10 pm

Comment :

These are great points, Tiffany. I’m not sure why women so often do these things, but it is certainly true. You make true what you say. I have a friend who used to say “I only want to make enough money to get by” and guess what, that’s exactly what happened. Every time she started to get ahead financially, her car would break down or her kids would need braces and she only made enough money to get by.

Mary Ellen Miller
April 9, 2012
2:23 pm

Comment :

Thanks Tiffany. These are excellent tips. I have found that tracking every minute of the day has been extremely helpful in my business. I also ask myself the question, “Is this making me money?” periodically to make sure I don’t venture off course!

Sue Painter
April 12, 2012
4:28 pm

Comment :

I had to laugh out loud when I read the “I’m not in it for the money.” When I push women hard about watching their cash flow and charging what they are worth that is the EXACT pushback I get. I just think to myself that many women would rather describe themselves as poor before describing themselves as pushy. Totally agree with all your points, Tiffany.

Bill Painter
April 12, 2012
5:00 pm

Comment :

Great points. Number 8 is certainly a self-fulling prophesy, if they aren’t in it for the money they never will have any.

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