Hey, if you’re like me, you’ve been watching last week’s Supreme Court appointment with a mix of despair and anger. And it can be hard to stay focused on work when you’re so distracted. That’s why I thought it’s the right time to remind us all of WHY it’s important to focus continue to get new clients, even when the world sucks. Enjoy, and stay nasty.
If you’re anything like me, the past couple of weeks have been pretty tough. Hell, the past 19 months have been pretty terrible.
But especially the past several days, with news that makes us question who we are as a country, and the near-constant assault on our collective humanity.
So in the face of all this, you might think, “How could I even focus on learning how to get new clients when the world feels like it’s going to shit?”
If you feel this way, you’re not alone. Even I feel it, and I’m the one teaching this stuff.
But here’s why I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing, even when everything sucks.
Reason #1: Because we need to control what we can.
Right now, so much feels out of our control. And in the face of that, we need to control what we can. And for us business owners, that means our businesses.
We can do great work. We can make a difference in our client’s worlds. We can find fulfillment in practicing our craft, whatever our craft may be.
And to do that, we need clients. And not just clients that are ‘good enough’. We need the ones that fuel our soul. Because when the world feels like it’s going to shit, and our soul feels empty, we need to fill it up however we can.
That’s why I’m going to keep teaching you exactly how to get new clients that you want for your business. There’s enough out there to make you feel frustrated, just scroll Facebook for 10 seconds. Getting new clients shouldn’t be frustrating too.
Reason #2: Because I want you to make a shitload of money.
That’s right. Tons. Because I want you — all of us — to donate to the causes, organizations, and candidates we care about. If you’ve been hanging out in, “I don’t need to make that much money”-land, it’s time to move out and move up.
That’s why I’m committed to teaching you how to get paid bigger numbers for every. single. client. project. One of my SIGNED students, Julie, just told me about her latest client:
“We’re scoping out an agreement now that is more than twice my current arrangement and moving from hourly to a monthly retainer.”
My student Marcia raised her prices 66%, Allyson doubled her fees, and Megan tripled her price for her latest gig… and in each case, the clients said yes. This is what we’re talking about. Money is power, and we all need more of it.
Reason #3: Because we are in this together.
When I’m scared, my natural inclination is to clam up and close off. But that’s not what we need right now. We need to be here for each other. With each other.
So that’s why I’m committed to showing up for you, with you. To help you get the clients you want, so you can do the work you want, so you can make the money you want. So in this time of utter craziness, your business becomes your happy place.
I’ll be with you in the Facebook group. I’ll be with you step-by-step in my 10-week program. I’ll be with you in private coaching if you want even more support.
I hope you’ll be with me too. Because none of us is going to get through this alone. But we are going to get through it.
P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are three ways I can help you.
1. Join the free Smart Gets Paid Group and connect with women entrepreneurs who are learning how to get clients too.This is my new Facebook community where badass women like you learn how to get the clients they want, without feeling salesy. Click here to join.2. Learn how to get new clients without feeling salesy, in 10 weeksIf getting new clients is on your to-do list, but you’re not sure where to start, I can help. You’ll learn step-by-step how to get the clients you want, without feeling salesy. And you’ll get the support you need to put learning into practice in your business. Just reply to this email and put “Clients” in the subject line and I’ll get you the details.3. Work with me privatelyIf you’d like to work directly with me to learn how to sell, get paid more, and get the clients you really want, just reply to this message and put “Private” in the subject line. Tell me a little about your business and what you’re struggling with when it comes to selling, and I’ll get you all the details.
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