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My $72,000 Secret

Well this is embarrassing.

But I have a confession.

And an invitation to a celebration.

Remember when I launched Prosperity Prescription 2.0 in the summer?

I talked about it a LOT.

For two weeks, non-stop.

And then since then, unless you’re in the programme, you probably haven’t heard anything about it.

There’s a reason for that.

The launch was so successful that I was embarrassed to talk about it.

Yep, the queen of smashing upper limits, smacked head first into her own and has been subconsciously crippled by it ever since.

It was all going pretty well.

I was working hard, putting in long hours and pushing the launch boulder up the mountain.

The sales were coming in fairly steadily but slow enough to keep me pushing.

I was determined (my ego was determined) to ‘beat’ last year’s total of $45,267.

I was coming up against all sorts of inner ‘stuff’ during the launch and clearing it and moving forward, and clearing it again.

I did a lot of ‘growing’. It was uncomfortable but that in itself was kind of comforting.

Because I was trying hard.

A mantra from my childhood – “Well done, you tried really hard then, whatever happens, no-one can say you didn’t try hard.”

So if I was trying hard, then the outcome was fine whatever happened –

Try hard and fail, well at least I tried hard.

Try hard and succeed, well then I deserved it.

The night before the early-bird price ended, I was getting near the $40k mark.

That felt good. I was going to be close enough to last year not to feel like a failure.

My husband wasn’t going to be looking for another teaching job.

So I relaxed.

I celebrated with my family.

And the sales started flooding in.

Over the next 48 hours the total rose to $72,000.

On one hand I was ecstatic, thrilled, joyful.

And on the other hand I didn’t know how to handle it.

I hadn’t worked hard for that final $32,000.

Therefore did I really deserve it?

I had smacked into the upper limit of what I felt I was worth and deserving of.

And so I kept quiet about it.

I mentioned it once, hidden in a blog post where I also outed myself for not saving any money and spending ‘too much’ – to play down my achievements and make it ‘ok’ that I’d made this money.

I didn’t realise how much the shame of it was affecting me until yesterday.

I was wondering why people weren’t still joining Prosperity Prescription, so I started muscle-testing for some answers.

I found two things.

One – that people didn’t know it was still open because I have hardly mentioned it since.

Two – that I hadn’t been truly grateful for the financial gifts I’d received. Essentially I’d told the Universe ‘no more’ by failing to make a public declaration of thanks.

Now I’m not saying that everyone has to make a public declaration of thanks for the great things they receive (although the world be awesome if they did.)

But in my role as an expert in changing your energy so that you can make more money whilst really enjoying yourself, it’s really important for me to talk about these things.

I have a responsibility to my ‘online family’ and my clients, and anyone who is inspired to change their relationship to money, to be totally open about these things – I have to practise what I preach.

But for the last few months my subconscious has been playing a subliminal recording that I just didn’t pick up on. It was whispering…

You didn’t earn this. You don’t deserve it. You better not fricking tell anyone or people will HATE you, and your friends will desert you. You didn’t work hard enough for it and so you better not enjoy it. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Up on the surface things are ok, I’ve had tricky days and great days and everything in between.

But always a sense that something wasn’t quite right.

And truly, on some level, knowing that it was tied to that $72,000 and trying really hard to ignore it, because what the hell sort of idiot is going to admit making that sort of money for not a huge amount of effort?

Well, this idiot is.

Because the truth is this – feeling shitty about not deserving it meant that I didn’t speak sincerely about it. And being insincere about things always makes me feel shitty. And feeling shitty meant that I couldn’t be sincere.

See the cycle? A washing machine stuck on a spin cycle of shame.

After doing some work around this over the last couple of days, I now know this:

I’m more attached to my own values of sincerity, honesty, and integrity than I am to anything else.

So here it is.

A public declaration that I made a lot of money.

A public apology to the people that joined the programme that we didn’t celebrate the launch. An apology to those that love me, that I didn’t feel deserving enough of the money – or your love – to celebrate with you.

And a public invitation to you to do two things –

One, is to celebrate with me, because I would really appreciate it.

Two, is to think about this –

If you’re feeling a bit ‘off’ or out of alignment, ask yourself –

What is the last thing that you received that was fantastic?

On some level, did you feel you didn’t deserve it?

And if so, why?

And when you’ve taken a few minutes to figure that out, send me a message or a comment or an email, and tell me – so that I can celebrate with you, and tell you that you, 100%, deserved it.

I truly love to celebrate other people’s success and joy and gifts, and I’d be honoured to celebrate with you, and in doing so we invite the Universe to send us more of the same – and better.

To a 2016 of celebration, rising higher and acting in alignment…

Sending so much love

Michelle
The Energy Editor

My First Six-Figure Year

Since my first big launch last summer I’ve made a six-figure income.

 

Now, let’s be clear:

 

That’s gross revenue, in dollars.

 

But regardless of the technicalities, I made a shite-load of money.

 

Way more than ever before.

 

So isn’t it interesting –

 

And kind of embarrassing –

 

And perhaps a little bit terrifying –

 

That I also have:

 

Less savings than this time last year.

 

A credit card debt for the first time in ten years.

 

No pension.

 

No investments.

 

And no clue as to the net, post-tax revenue of the business in British pounds.

 

I spent the last year enjoying my money-magnetising abilities.

 

I’ve had $5000 VIP clients.

 

I had a second, $25,000 launch in April.

 

I’ve been paid tidy sums for an hour’s work on someone else’s programme.

 

And of course, I’ve helped a lot of people make more money.

 

When you’ve never been well paid before, that’s your focus.

 

When I erased the blocks that were holding me back from accumulating wealth…

 

There was no holding me back.

 

Money flowed in.

 

I can make money flow in, no doubt about it.

 

And unlike in previous years, money coming in hasn’t been followed by unexpected bills.

 

Things haven’t broken down.

 

Things haven’t gone wrong.

 

Things have been fantastic.

 

I said earlier in the year:

 

“True wealth is all the money you want – and more – with the freedom to choose how to spend it.”

 

And spend it I have.

 

I like travel.

 

To me it spells freedom, adventure and experience.

 

So we had a last-minute family holiday to Lanzarote.

 

An epic three week trip-of-a-lifetime to California.

 

I’ve been to Key West in Florida and Tulum in Mexico.

 

Our big goal for this year was to move house.

 

Working from home is great.

 

When your office is next to the kitchen and the sitting room and you have three kids?

 

It can be a bit hard to get everything done that you want to do.

 

So in July we moved to a massive house with a big, quiet office space.

 

There’s no mistake, this year I’ve done what I set out to do.

 

Make money.

 

Love my work.

 

Enjoy freedom and fun with my family.

 

So what’s the problem?

 

I don’t think this is the full picture of wealth.

 

I thought it was.

 

And now I can see that there are edges to this picture that aren’t fully in view yet.

 

Edges like pensions, investments and returns.

 

Sounds fecking boring doesn’t it?

 

KEEP READING!

 

Because what interests me isn’t so much what pension to get.

 

(And whether a pension is even a good idea in the current financial climate blah blah.)

 

No.

 

The interesting question is this –

 

What is it that really makes you wealthy?

 

Because I truly believe that fun, freedom and giving are signs of a wealthy life.

 

But if all of my money just flows out again (even in directions I choose) am I really wealthy?

 

Maybe true wealth means having an income that keeps flowing even if you don’t switch on your laptop?

 

An income that flows until you die is probably going to involve investing in some way.

 

Switching off when it comes to the conversation about investing?

 

That’s a money block.

 

One that I think is prevalent in women.

 

I know I had it.

 

I’ve spent the last week working on it.

 

Because I just had another launch.

 

$72,000 in two weeks.

 

And at the same time as celebrating with my family.

 

I couldn’t fight off the feeling that I need to do things differently.

 

That if I get to this time last year and have no assets to show for my year in business?

 

I’m going to kick myself.

 

I realised that I was intimidated by accountancy.

 

Daunted by investing.

 

Confused by everything I didn’t know.

 

And it literally made me shut down, switch off, numb out.

 

I realised that I’d erased my money blocks around making money and being able to enjoy it.

 

Hence having a fricking brilliant year and lots of fun.

 

But what to actually DO with it once I’d got it?

 

(Other than enjoy it.)

 

Blocked.

 

Big style.

 

So I started asking myself a lot of questions.

 

And for me, this is always where the fun starts.

 

How do we balance feeling good in the present with planning for the future?

 

How much of my $72,000 launch success was due to spending a lot of cash in America this summer?

 

I’ll explain.

 

On that trip, I was determined we wouldn’t worry about money.

 

That we’d do whatever we wanted, experience whatever we wanted.

 

That we’d give away hundreds of dollars in tips and gifts to homeless people.

 

And we did.

 

It meant I spent a lot.

 

But how much was it energetically responsible for attracting back to me?

 

In terms of the Laws of the Universe, how much do I need to live in the present?

 

How much should I prepare for the future?

 

And when it comes to these money blocks around investing.

 

What are women afraid of?

 

And do you know the magic of asking these questions?

 

I can go straight to Infinite Intelligence for the answers.

 

So, here’s the thing.

 

The same energy I tune into to find out what your money blocks are –

 

I can tune in to the collective energy of any individual or group and ask anything.

 

I can test what were the factors that contributed to my success.

 

And I can find out what percentage each factor was responsible for.

 

I can test for women as a group.

 

Or female online entrepreneurs as a group.

 

So things are about to get really interesting around here.

 

And I want to know –

 

If you could ask Infinite Intelligence, the soul that connects us, anything about money and wealth –

 

What would you ask?

 

NOT a personal question like “What is my money block around x, y, z?”

 

But –

 

What are the things that block women from investing in property?

 

(I already found that out for someone months ago and I’ll post about it when I’ve dug the notes up!)

 

Or maybe –

 

What attracts more money to me, spending or saving?

 

I’m talking the fundamental things that affect all of us in relation to wealth.

 

What would you ask?

 

TELL ME!

 

Email me right now with your questions about money and wealth.

 

My mission for this year is to find answers.

 

To keep broadening my view of the Wealth Picture.

 

And to keep sharing what I learn.

 

The world is changing.

 

Like me, are you self-employed or running your own small business?

 

Or do you want to be?

 

Or are you employed?

 

We’re all in the same position (with few exceptions).

 

If we take six months off (and I mean really off) we don’t get paid.

 

In the online space there’s a lot of focus on ‘working from anywhere’.

 

But that still means working.

 

We might not have to show up to an office, but we’re also not totally free.

 

And I think that’s where the truth about Wealth and Freedom lies –

 

It’s not just about freedom to travel or work in our pyjamas all day.

 

It’s the freedom to stop working and see the money keep flowing in.

 

I don’t have all the answers.

 

But I do know this –

 

I’m determined to find them.

 

I’ll keep you posted.

 

Love always

 

Michelle

PS – I’m deadly serious – email me now and ask me your burning questions about wealth, money and money blocks!

Behind The Scenes At Michelle Lowbridge HQ

Lately I’ve been asked these questions a lot…

 

Who writes your copy?

Who plans your launches?

Who did your website?

Who takes your photos?

 

It’s becoming apparent that those wanting to grow their business are feeling disadvantaged because they don’t have a team behind them.

 

So today I’m going to lay it all out there.

 

Let me tell you all about Team Lowbridge…

 

Who takes your photos?

 

My husband took my new photos.

 

It wasn’t even planned.

 

I’d been filming a video for the Limiting Belief Release technique and walked into our front room.

 

Pete was taking photos of Jackson.

 

I smiled and he turned around and took a photo of me.

 

“Oh babe, that’s lovely.  Stay there.”

 

He took a few more.

 

“Let’s have a look then.”

 

I looked… “Bloody hell they do look good, quick take a few more!”

 

So he did.

 

I went and got changed twice and at the end of it had the makings of a re-brand.

 

My fancy photoshoot was me, my hubster and my baby in our sitting room.

 

 

Who designed and built your website?

 

That was the result of some really hot dates.

 

With my husband.

 

On the sofa.

 

With our laptops.

 

I’ll be honest, I tried outsourcing the website.

 

It was just never quite what I wanted.

 

I had a vision for it but I didn’t want to put the hours in myself to get it right.

 

After my second attempt at having some else do it, I realised I just had to do it myself.

 

What stressed me about that idea was that it just seemed such a lonely way to spend time.

 

And I’m not a designer.

 

Pete has a great eye for these things.

 

But I knew if I just handed it over to Pete then he could spend hours on it and come back and it still wouldn’t be just what I wanted.

 

And he’d feel his time had been wasted.

 

So by sitting down together…

 

We kept each other company AND I could immediately give my input AND get his advice.

 

It turned out to be great quality time for us.

 

Team Lowbridge (that’s me and Pete) created something we’re both really proud of.

 

I appreciate that you might not have a patient hubby with a good eye for design – so this is the other point I want to make:

 

My business did NOT start with an awesome website.

 

I hit six figures before I launched this website.

 

So if you think your website is holding you back, that’s just a limiting belief!

 

 

Who writes your copy?

 

Me.

 

I really love reading and writing.

 

And that degree in print journalism is finally coming in handy, 15 years after graduation.

 

I did lose my voice for a short time though.

 

Not my actual voice.  (Insert your own ‘unlucky for Pete’ joke here.)

 

During the ‘sales shame’ period when I lost my way, I took advice from other people about writing to sell.

 

It just didn’t work.

 

I knew I was back on track when my sweet friend, copywriter Hattie Brazeley replied to one of my newsletters saying:

 

“Holy cow mama!  Don’t ever let anyone get their hands on your copy.”

 

Lesson:  You might hear a lot the advice to use your own voice.

 

It’s great advice, and here’s what I would add to it:

 

When you’re writing, think about your actual intention.

 

Be honest about it.

 

The energy of your intention is held in your words.

 

And people can feel it when they read.

 

A perfect example – I’ve wanted to write a sort-of ‘set the record straight about my non-team’ before.

 

But it felt a bit ego-centred.

 

It was purely about me.

 

So I never wrote it.

 

But this time it feels different – and here’s why:

 

My intention right now is to help those who are where I was this time last year and who are freaking out that they can’t make money until they have certain people on their team or hire in certain help.

 

And I know that for every five people messaging me the questions, there are probably 25 more who’d like to ask but don’t.

 

The truth is that maybe a team would be nice but it’s not necessary and it’s certainly not a reason to not start making money!

 

Who plans your launches?

 

No-one!

 

I think this question started to arise last summer when I launched The Prosperity Prescription, and I thanked my friend Amy Birks for her support.

 

Amy is a business strategist.

 

So automatically it was assumed that there was a big complicated strategy behind my success.

 

This was tricky for me, because I didn’t want to play down Amy’s awesomeness, but there also wasn’t some secret formula that I’d been handed or a lot of plotting going on behind the scenes.

 

The biggest gift Amy gave me was recognising that something I was doing for free could be a product.

 

When I told her I could do group energy corrections and erase money blocks for a lot of people at once, she uttered the immortal words:

 

“Well that’s a fricking product right there.”

 

And then she gave me this plan:

 

“Ok you’re going to collect email addresses for the next 48 hours.  Then you’re going to send three emails, one telling them about you and what you do, one telling them what kinesiology is, one telling them about the group.  You’ll send them Saturday, Sunday and Monday and on Monday you launch.”

 

“Um, shouldn’t this be done over a couple of weeks?”

 

“No way!  These are hot leads! Do it now!”

 

And then she spent the next two weeks sharing the joy and excitement as everything fell into place.

 

The rest of the ‘strategy’ just wasn’t planned.

 

The emails included a slideshow and a video because that was a hard-won skill I was determined to use.

 

There wasn’t some big secret formula.

 

It was one of those times when everything just lines up.

 

I was constantly hit with new ideas and actions that just seemed to come out of nowhere.

 

I can only describe it as spending two weeks being totally in the flow.

 

A few months later I tried to recreate the success of that launch and failed.

 

I tried a ‘strategy’, a ‘plan’ and being told what to do and when – and it was a disaster.

 

Right now I’m launching my new course, Be Your Own Energy Editor.

 

No strategy.

 

No plan.

 

No team.

 

Not even ‘three emails and a sales video’.

 

Just an idea, a sales page, good intentions and a lot of fun.

 

Only taking action on my own ideas.

 

Back in the flow, enjoying every second and doing only what feels right.

 

This morning I hit 116 sales.

 

I’d told my Prosperity Prescription family that my target was 100 and that I felt a bit vulnerable after the last failure.

 

When I told them I’d reached my goal, the lovely, and very wise, Suzy Ashworth said: “Here’s to public declarations from a place of alignment.”

 

She nailed it.

 

That’s the perfect word to describe what happened last summer and what just happened again this week.

 

Being in alignment.

 

When you have that, the only team you truly need is made of:

 

You – being honest with yourself.

 

And good friends – who truly want to share your joy.

 

I hope you have both of those.

 

With huge love and encouragement,

 

Michelle xxx

The Energy Editor

PS – You can still join my live classroom for Be Your Own Energy Editor!  Come and get the details here.

 

Failure To Launch

Have you heard of Happiness For Mums, the online course?

 

No?

 

That’s not surprising.

 

It was a belly-flop into the pool of online business.

 

This time last year I spent an average of 12 hours a day at my computer.

 

I was determined.

 

Single-minded.

 

Focused.

 

Driving forward with intense purpose.

 

In completely the wrong direction.

 

Let me explain.

 

In June 2013 I left the green hills of The Shire to visit the rocky mountains of Colorado.

 

I went to an event hosted by Mike ‘Notes from The Universe’ Dooley and became an Infinite Possibilities certified trainer.

 

It was amazing, life-changing and despite having gone there just because I wanted to, I decided within the first few hours that I was going to teach the programme when I got back home.

 

Within a week of returning I’d booked a venue for my IP class, had 25 ladies (and a brave man) signed up and couldn’t believe how much I loved teaching.

 

Over the next few months I taught more than 500 student hours, and gradually the programme morphed into my own version of IP.

 

My ‘students’ were mostly mums, and I identified with their hopes, dreams and frustrations.

 

Or rather, I identified with their complete shock that they were allowed to have hopes, dreams and frustrations.

 

I lost myself completely after having my second baby, setting me on a long journey of discovery, investigation and a search for answers to some fundamental questions.

 

Like – if I have everything I’m ‘meant’ to have (husband, lovely children, nice home, my own business) why am I still so sad?

 

What am I missing?

 

I studied evolution, religion, quantum physics, mankind, energy, happiness…

 

And gradually began to piece together my own idea of a life well lived.

 

And there I stood, years later, pregnant with my third child, and able to share these ideas with other mums in my Happiness For Mums classes.

 

It felt really good.

 

The awesome women who attended went to achieve all sorts of exciting things… including starting a charity and publishing a book.

 

And because I was planning maternity leave, I thought it would be a perfect idea to turn Happiness for Mums into an online course.

 

So I did.

 

I spent hundreds of hours creating slideshows with slides and graphics animated to my voice-over.

 

I made videos for each module.

 

Lavished hours upon hours perfecting PDFs and making them fillable.

 

At each stage I had to learn everything from scratch.

 

Adobe Acrobat.

 

Canva.

 

Keynote.

 

Imovie.

 

Setting the entire thing up in one course-hosting platform.

 

Then realising it didn’t have the functionality I required and moving it somewhere else.

 

Creating an affiliate programme, a sales page, a website.

Collecting and collating testimonials.

 

I got it done a few weeks before my baby was due and it felt fantastic.

 

My original plan had been to get the course built whilst pregnant, then wait.

 

Have the baby, then when I was ready to start doing a bit of work, spend the next year doing the marketing before finally launching it and making my fortune.

 

But when it was all done, and sitting there, and I was so happy with it, it seemed silly not to launch it.

 

So I did.

 

I posted about it on my facebook page.

 

And my personal profile.

 

I posted about it in a couple of groups I was in.

 

I sent an email out to my mailing list.

 

I repeated the above.

 

Twice.

 

Nothing happened.

 

Literally nothing.

 

I ran a competition to give away three free places.

 

I got five entries.

 

I was so confused.

 

I’d read enough Launch Success Stories – why wasn’t it happening for me?

 

I offered a 75% discount to a few people.

 

I got two sales.

 

(That was actually really exciting.)

 

Looking back I can see clearly where I went wrong – and what I did exactly right.

 

So I thought you might like to know.

 

Failure to Launch, Mistake Number One.

 

I did no real market research.

 

Asking the people who had taken the class would they be interested in an online version and them politely saying ‘yes of course’ was not market research.

 

Confidently telling people what I was doing and them buzzing off my enthusiasm was not market research.

 

Friends and family being so lovely that they always believe in me was not market research.

 

I WANTED to create the course.

 

It ‘made sense’ for me personally to create an online version, so I just decided that there ‘had’ to be a market for it.

 

Lesson Learned – do PROPER market research.

 

Make sure there is an actual demand.

 

Don’t just hope / assume / guess that there is.

 

Especially if you’re going to spend 12 hours a day, most days for 5 months creating it.

 

And it’s possible that there is a demand, somewhere, for Happiness for Mums, the online course.

 

But I certainly wasn’t tapped into it.

 

Which leads me to Failure to Launch, Mistake Number Two.

 

I wasn’t wired into a network of mums that wanted a Happiness course.

 

I don’t identify myself as a mum first and foremost.

 

I don’t hang out online in groups specifically aimed at mums.

 

I did in the past.

 

I have some amazing friends all over the world who I only know because we were part of a sanity-saving mum’s forum when I had my first daughter 10 years ago.

 

Maybe if I’d stayed in that network as a mentor like the more experienced mums were to me when I was a rookie, then I would have been in the right place.

 

But I didn’t.

 

So instead I found myself at a loss.

 

I didn’t want to fake fitting in just to sell something.

 

So I didn’t have a network of lovely people on my wavelength to share with.

 

If you want a visual representation of how this looks in terms of a launch:

 

Go to your front door.

 

Open the door.

 

Shout “Happiness for Mums!”

 

Close the door and wait for the sale.

 

Do not hold your breath whilst waiting.

 

Lesson Learned – Genuinely WANT to hang out with your ideal customers and be an active member of their online life.

 

If you’re building a course about organic food but you’d rather be chatting about poodles, it’s a hint you’re on the wrong track.

 

Also remember – you don’t have to build a course!

 

Failure to Launch Mistake Number Three

 

Your first product launch is not the time to Go Big or Go Home.

 

You don’t have to pour your entire 35 years of experiences into one idea.

 

As we say in the Shire: “Take it steady.”

 

Think about the people you are naturally drawn to, who you like to spend time with, and what they need.

 

Is it something you can provide?

 

Write a blog post.

 

Make one PDF.

 

Record a video.

 

Just do something, create something and put it out into the world, then you can gauge the reaction, see what there is demand for and then take more action.

 

Lesson Learned – Don’t wait for perfect.

 

You can travel a long way taking baby steps – and it’s a lot easier to stay on the right track if you check your direction occasionally.

 

 

Failure to Launch Mistake Four

 

Thinking of anything as a failure.

 

Nothing you do is wasted.

 

Nothing.

 

Never – ever – waste a second on thinking you failed.

 

My super-smart friend Jonathan Benjamin sums this up perfectly:

 

“You either win or you learn. Either way you win.”

 

All those months at my desk last year were spent learning.

 

The success I’m having now can be traced back to that ‘failure’ to launch experience.

 

A few month later, I wanted to create The Prosperity Prescription and I needed to act fast.

 

We’re talking 72 hours for an entire product launch – and guess what?

 

I knew how to set up a membership site.

 

I had everything set up to take payments.

 

I knew my way around mailing lists.

 

I knew how to create a cool slideshow.

 

I could use iMovie and edit a video.

 

There were so many skills from the previous months that came into play.

 

And not only that.

 

The launch was based around kinesiology skills that I had given up on monetising until a few weeks before when I had discovered a way to erase money blocks.

 

I wanted to write my own copy – and that (long-forgotten) degree in Print Journalism suddenly came in really handy.

 

I wasn’t terrified by posting a video of myself online because I’d forced myself to film one in a ‘failed’ attempt at a B-School scholarship.

 

And I was connected to an amazing group of people because I was having fun getting to know them online and we naturally had shared interests.

 

Suddenly everything made sense.

 

All those steps that I’d somehow felt guided to take last year, were hugely important.

 

Without those skills I doubt I would have made $45,267 in two weeks.

 

Lesson Learned – Just keep taking intuitive action, because you don’t actually know how amazing things have the potential to be.

 

Keep showing up.

 

Every day, do something towards your goals.

 

Because you cannot actually fail.

 

Get some advice from people you trust.

 

Listen to those who have gone before you.

 

But also, follow your inner guidance.

 

Because if something is telling you to stay up until 3am, editing slideshows with a numb arse from your office chair, who knows what’s in store for you?

 

It might be a skill that will contribute to you launching a six-figure business a few months from now.

 

You know better than anyone what’s the right thing for you to do next.

 

Trust yourself.

 

Listen to your instincts.

 

Because when you get to where you’re heading, and the pieces fall into place around you, the random stuff you’re doing right now will ALL make sense.

 

I promise.

 

With love, as always,

 

Michelle xxxx

PS – I’d love to help make your business dreams come true. Shall we?

3 Signs That You’re In – Or Near – Your Zone Of Genius.

The zone of genius. 

What is it?

It basically means that you’re doing that thing that you do better than anybody. 

You’ve found your purpose.

Aligned it with your passion, combined it with your Big Why…

…mixed in your unique skills, and rolled it up into one amazing thing that you just LOVE to do –

 And that people are happy to pay you well to do it.

The ZoG is that tiny niche where you operate at your peak.

You’re so shit-hot at it, that you’re lightening streaks ahead.

You’re constantly innovating and moving forward, and you have so many creative ideas you literally don’t know what to do with them.

When you work in your zone of genius, it feels brilliant. 

But as you’re approaching it, you might start to doubt yourself. 

You might question whether this is the exact thing for you.

You might look around at what others are doing and panic that you’ve got it wrong.

Maybe you halt or change direction, or worse, start imitating someone else.

So, here are three handy signs that you’re in – or approaching – your zone of genius.

These are indications that you’re on the right path, to inspire you to keep going and hold the faith that it will all work out perfectly…

  1. When asked the reason for your journey, you’re not sure whether to say Business or Pleasure.
  1. Your company expenses include books that you’d buy anyway.
  1. You can’t stop doing what you do.


Ok, maybe if you’re just starting out in business, you’re not doing a huge amount of travel.   

But that conference or event for your industry, full of like-minded people – would you have gone – and had an amazing time – even if it wasn’t linked to your business? 

Yes? 

Then you’re hitting that sweet spot where you get to do cool shit that you really love, and it’s part of your ‘job’. 

Similarly, number 2.  

Do the books you read for research, business development and widening your knowledge also get you fired up and fascinated? 

Or does reading them feel like a heavy obligation and you can’t wait to switch the TV on?

When you start to pinch yourself because you can’t believe that your business expenses include things that get you really excited, it’s a sure sign that you’re on the right track.

And 3…

You just can’t stop doing what you do.

You find inspiration everywhere. 

You want to help everybody. 

You’re constantly thinking of new ideas. 

You’re happy when you’re working.  You love your clients. 

Hello, Zone of Genius!

Which leads me to my final point, which is perhaps the most important of all.

If you find that you were feeling like this but now you’re not – that’s ok! 

It doesn’t mean that you’re on the wrong track.

It may well just mean that you need to do some things differently.

I’m talking boundaries.

If you’re going to operate in your zone of genius, you need boundaries. 

And – essentially – you need other people to know what your boundaries are.

Let me explain…

I’m a kinesiologist.  (The Energy Editor).   

My zone of genius is editing your money story and erasing your money blocks – so that you can claim your zone of genius and attract wealth without limits. 

When I fell upon this path last summer I thought:  ‘That’s it’, I’ve done it, I’ll just keep doing exactly the same things forevermore.’

So it was a real shock when I started to feel frustrated.

I LOVE working one-on-one with clients but scheduling hour-long appointments across time differences drove me crazy. 

Solution – Instead of scheduling a course of sessions, I now run VIP days where we do all of the energy work in one go.

I LOVE having an amazing Facebook group of gorgeous people to do energy work for, but spending hours worrying about all of their problems would give me anxiety.

Solution – I set out very clear boundaries as to the intentions of the programme and what we do and don’t focus on there.

Here’s the key:

Each time you hit upon something that takes the joy out of your work, don’t go into fear and doubt:

‘Oh maybe this isn’t my zone of genius after all, maybe I should do x, y or z instead.’

Instead, find a way to eliminate the problem and bring the joy back – fast.

Don’t allow small bumps to force you off the road – find a way to navigate them.

There is always a way to do what you love, in a way that you love doing it.

So there we have it, three signs you’re in – or near – your zone of genius, and what to do if you feel off-track.

Huge amounts of love to you!

Michelle xxx
The Energy Editor

3 Myths That Stop You Making Money

This time last year I charged about $50 an hour for one-to-one client work.

I had a few clients.

It was not a great business model.

I quit.

I studied online business for months.

Then I changed my energy around money.

And in a crazy spin of events I made over $45,000 in two weeks.

These days I only work one-to-one in my $5000 VIP programme.

I know so agonisingly well how it feels to be in business limbo.

You just want to make money doing something you love.

But you can’t figure out what that is or how to make it happen.

So I thought I’d help erase the myths that are stopping you from making money.

You know, these ones…

I don’t have a perfect website.

I don’t have anything people will buy from me.

I don’t know how to promote myself.

Ready?

Here we go.

  1. I don’t have a (perfect) website. 

Guess what?

You don’t need a website.

You certainly don’t need a perfect website.

When I made that $45,000 in two weeks I just used Simplero and Leadpages.

Leadpages is a website that hosts sales pages, opt-in pages, and all sorts of groovy stuff.

The templates are all set up, you just edit the tex and add in your own content.

It’s quick, easy to use and you can get an account for about $40 per month.

With Simplero you can do everything – from create a membership site or host an online course, or sell your digital products.

Last year I suddenly found myself in demand for one-to-one energy work to smash money blocks – I spent five minutes in Simplero and I was ready to take payments.

For the big launch, a Leadpages sales page linked to a Simplero payment page (hooked up to paypal) and I was done.

I bypassed my website completely.

No website?

No excuse!

  1. I don’t have anything people would buy from me.

Quite frankly my dear, this is bollocks.

We ALL have a monetizable skill.  (Monetizable may not be a word.)

I guarantee you, there is a subject that you’re an expert in.

You have knowledge about something that is GOLD to someone else.

Do you keep any sort of notebooks, or write down goals, or ideas?

Have a look through them.

I recently did this and was amazed – the amount of times I’d written down ‘combine law of attraction knowledge with energy work’ over the last few years is astounding.

On some level I knew this was my zone of genius… I just took some time to realise it.

What’s that one idea that you have tucked away, that thing you always come back to?

What’s stopping you from putting it out there?

I’d guess it’s one of two things:

a.) You’re waiting for it to be perfect.

b.) You’re scared that if you put it out there in a small way someone will steal the idea.

Let’s break this down.

a.) Perfectionism keeps you small. 

It holds you back.

It’s your enemy.

You can spend months perfecting something and nobody buys it.

(Been there, done that, blog post to follow.)

Honestly, you can’t afford to be a perfectionist.

Just take action.

Staying still stinks.  Literally.

Have you been near stagnant water?

Humans are the same.

Stay still, you stagnate.

Just do something, as well as you can, as quickly as you can.

b.)  Fear of being copied will cripple you. 

There may well be someone that tries to rip you off or imitate you.

There might be people who take your ideas and use them for their own gain.

Often, on an energetic level, they are held back because the soul knows when you’re not playing fair.

Imitating might give them a boost, a push forward, but the Big U knows what’s going on – and it always sorts the wheat from the chaff in the end.

This might be something you have to deal with, or have your lawyers deal with.

But guess what?

It’s not a reason not to do something!

If you don’t put your ideas out there, someone else will anyway, because all ideas are held in the quantum field.

If you get a download or flash of inspiration, and you don’t take action, someone else will.

And – most importantly – there is an audience that only wants to hear what YOU have to say on the subject.

Tom, Dick or even Prince Harry could be saying the same thing, and YOUR audience wouldn’t listen. 

They are waiting for you.

So crack on with it.

 

  1. I don’t know how to promote myself.

Oh I know that feeling!

If I was slightly more street, I’d say something like ‘I feel you sister’ and double high-five you.

I think there are two sides you need to tackle this from.

One is the inner work – get in touch with what’s holding you back and smash the hell out of it.

Or gently release it, whichever appeals more.

Personally, I don’t mess around, I like to GSD.  (Get Shit Done).  (Please don’t my husband I just used that abbreviation, he will cringe himself out of existence.)

And the other is the outer work – getting some good advice and then taking some serious action.

You don’t know what you can do until you do it!

You have to polish both sides of the coin.

If you’re feeling paralysed because your self-worth is cripplingly low, get some help, so you can start to see how awesome you are.

There’s a lot of talk about ‘be yourself’ ‘ you’re the brand’ – but if you’re not feeling very chipper it can hard to even know exactly who that is.

A few years ago I was really struggling with a lot of things.

I had totally lost sight of myself.

Then my marriage ended.

I joined a netball team.

I made a conscious decision before I walked in the door for the first time, that I would be me.

But I didn’t really feel like I knew who I was.

This is how I did it:

I realised that of the people I spent time with, I was most happy and relaxed around my brother.

When we’re together, we get more and more alike, and it’s hilarious.  (Well, our parents think so, it’s probably not that funny.)

And my brother is a really likeable, funny, friendly, popular guy.

So I thought, if I’m like him, and he’s likeable, then maybe I can just go in there and be myself, and people will like me too.

(Writing that just made me cry.)

I silently vowed to myself that I would go in there and just be me.

The ‘me’ that my brother knows, the relaxed me who laughs at pretty much everything, including myself, and isn’t apologetic for what I think or feel.

I decided to forget about all the baggage I lugged around, forget about over-thinking everything and worrying and fearing and wondering how best to get people to like me, because I felt so desperately unlikeable.

I said to myself, and I can remember it vividly:

“I’ll go in there and be myself, and if they don’t like me then I’ll accept that, and if they do, it’s going to make life so much easier.”

Guess what?

Friends for life.

In fact, those netballers changed my life.

They accepted me.

(Crying again.)

They liked me.

I loved them.

They’re some of my closest friends, who’ve taught me so much about what friendship means, and I admire each and every one of them for so many reasons.

So if you’re wondering who you really are, think about this:

Who are you most happy around?

This isn’t necessarily who gives you a rush of adrenaline, who makes you tick, who keeps you on your toes – because that’s more likely to be someone you’re slightly tense around.

Who just gets it?

Who do you really relax around? 

The ‘you’ that shows up for that person is the real you.

And guess what?

You’re pretty fecking brilliant, inside and out.

That ‘you’ can show up anywhere, and be good enough for anything you want to do.

Then what?

How do you promote yourself?

Action.

Take action.

And by that I mean actually DO something.

We both know that planning and researching can easily turn into 8 hours down the Google-hole.

We try and convince ourselves that it’s ‘taking action’ but we both know that’s bollocks.

Here’s a simple rule for you:

Action is not passive.

Keep that in mind as you choose where to put your time.

So there we go.

No more excuses.

No website? 

No matter.

No skills? 

Nonsense.

No promotion abilities?  

Relax.  YOU are a gem just waiting to shine.

Lots and LOTS of love

Michelle xxx

My Husband Quit

This summer, I made a LOT of money.

People keep asking me how I did it.

I have one answer – I identified the subconscious money story that was holding me back, I located it in my energy system, and I erased it.

That’s what I do.

I’m The Energy Editor.

In the past I’ve used my kinesiology skills to help people with all sorts of emotional and physical issues.

In July I turned my attention to money.

I edited the invisible money limit in my energy, and turned myself into a money magnet.

Then I started doing the same for my clients.

With amazing results.

My clients reported immediate changes:

Selling VIP packages

Making $23,000 in one week

Signing $40,000 worth of new clients

And not only was the money pouring in, but these women were ENJOYING it.

Less stress, guilt and fear.

More joy, fun and laughter.

This is what my work is all about.

I call it Wealth Without Limits.

The way we experience money is changing.

The goal is fun and freedom, with the bank balance to provide it.

In my life, Wealth Without Limits showed up in a long dreamt-of package.

As big sums of money started appearing in my bank account this summer, I knew exactly what I wanted.

 

One of my big goals was within reach.

I wanted my husband, Pete, to quit his job.

I went to him and said:  “I want you to hand your notice in.”

 

He went very quiet.

Now, you might be thinking that I’m a bit cheeky asking him to give up his job.

Let me give you some perspective.

Pete’s a teacher in a Secondary School (teaching 11-16 year olds).

The hours (contrary to folklore) are long and intense.

The pay is shite.

But if you’re spending every day imparting knowledge, shaping young minds and feeling a sense of satisfaction, the hours and the money doesn’t matter, right?

Sadly, ask a teacher about job satisfaction and you’ll hear this – too many kids in each class, too much bureaucracy and an out-dated curriculum.

Very little in the way of job satisfaction.

Still, Pete was hesitant.

We have two daughters and we had a baby boy in June and Pete didn’t want me to be under pressure.

It didn’t feel like pressure to me.

Having him at home to share childcare, take care of all the domestic stuff and support me in running a successful business?

To me, that’s a dream come true.

 The alternative: he goes back to teaching, gets more and more stressed and unhappy?

And I’d stay at home full-time, on the verge of biz-super-stardom, getting more and more frustrated as I try and juggle everything?

Now THAT sounds like pressure.

So we talked about it.

A lot.

We made plans for how it would all work.

And he went back on the first day of term and handed his notice in.

Last week was his first week at home and I have never seen him so happy.

And all because I got clear on why I was blocking money from flowing into my life.

It’s time to start talking freely about money, letting go of our financial baggage and creating real fun and freedom.

Are you ready for Wealth Without Limits?

Lots of love

Michelle xxx
The Energy Editor

My Money Story

I’ve got a confession to make.

In March last year I quit practising kinesiology.

After five years of studying, building my practice, and working with beloved clients, I packed away my kit to concentrate on my online business for the last few months of my pregnancy.

I had worked through my feelings of guilt around quitting something I’d worked so long to get to the top of, and I was genuinely excited to focus on my happiness teaching.

Fast-forward to July.

Baby Jackson was six weeks old and utterly perfect, being doted on by his dad and his two big sisters.

I, however, had started to feel restless.

I read about the concept of the upper limit…

That we all have a level of what we subconsciously believe we deserve to have and earn in life.

When we bump against those levels and try to push past them, we meet resistance.

We self-sabotage.  We attract circumstances that make things difficult.

We end up staying at the same level, energetically – and financially.  When I read that part, my spidey-sense kicked in on full power.

This explained why, in my two businesses – an online retail store and my kinesiology practice – when one got busy the other one slowed right down.

I had an invisible limit on my income, and no matter how hard I worked the total income would remain the same.

It explained why at the end of my honeymoon I manifested a jellyfish sting and then put my back out – because the resort was more luxurious than I was used to and so I couldn’t possibly just relax and enjoy it.

It explained why if I managed to squirrel away some extra savings, then the washing machine or car would break, because I couldn’t possibly have that much security.

And of course, if everything started going really well, if I dared to think about how well things were going, I’d wake up the next morning with my skin breaking out.  Lovely.

Skin issues aside, my invisible money limit had ensured that my income had stayed almost exactly the same for three years.

It seemed I needed to go on a massive money mindset mission to root through my mind and psyche for the secret explanation for my attitude to money.

Then I remembered.

I’m a kinesiologist!

I don’t need to wait, I can just ask my subconscious for the answers.

So I did.

I found my first limit in about two minutes; how awesome is that?

No exercises, no depressing moments, no tears, I just did my Energy Editor thing and muscle-tested for the answers.

In the energy work I do, all problems have a related block in the energy system.

My testing revealed my invisible money limit was to do with the two sides of my family.

One side is well-off, miserable and legendary for their tight-fistedness.  (My paternal grandmother once gave my brother a Walkman for Christmas.  It was worn, dusty and still had her Perry Como tape in it.)

The other side are hard-working, less well-off – and they are fantastic people… great fun, super-loving, really happy and heart-breakingly generous.

My experiences growing up with these two influences had resulted in a rather faulty belief – all rich people are miserable, and if you want to be really happy, don’t earn lots of money.

So, problem found, only a few months of mindset work to fix it.

Ugh.  That sounded like hard work.

Then I remembered.

I’m a kinesiologist!  I can fix this right now.

So I did.

A few energy corrections later and I’d shifted my first invisible money limit.

This process took me a few minutes to complete.

It would turn out to be the most important and life-changing thing I’d done since saying to my husband, Pete: “I’m VERY broody.” (Translation: Make me pregnant, NOW.)

Within 48 hours everything had changed.

Having driven my ‘well-loved’ Corsa (like a Geo Metro) for ten years, I went out the next day and bought a new car, which I also manifested a $8000 discount on.

I found a solution to a long-standing finance problem.

This problem did not have a solution.  Yet I found one!

This was exciting!  I wanted to share it.

The next day I popped into a Facebook group:

“I’ve got 15 baby-free minutes, and a new skill to practise.  Does anyone want their invisible money limit found and corrected?   I’m a kinesiologist and I’ll tune into your energy system and muscle test to find it.”

The crowd, as they say, went wild.

15 minutes ended up being two hours, with a pause to feed the baby and coming back for another few hours.

Now, when I first joined this group, as a way of getting to know people I’d offered to find their biggest money block for them, using my muscle-testing magic.  I got to know ladies in there and I got a big response.

But this time, because my hidden money story had changed, something else happened:

“I want to book a session with you Michelle.”

“I want a private session Michelle, how we can do that?”

“Can you and I work together one-on-one, Michelle?”

And so it went on.

I explained that I had a six week old baby, and also that I was no longer practising.

“Well if you decide to start practising please let me know.”

“And me.”

“Me too!”

I received private messages saying the same thing.

I spoke to Pete.  He’s a teacher, so he’s around for the summer, and he was quite happy to be daddy daycare if I wanted to bust out my kinesiology kit and do some work.

So I did.

I got great feedback and amazing things started happening for the ladies who had a session with me.

They shared their experiences.

Things like:

Since my session with Michelle… money is flowing in / I was contacted by my ideal client a few hours later / people are booking my VIP experience.

And I got busier and busier.

On the 20th July I started taking bookings.  By the 31st I’d received $5000 into my paypal account.

Zero to $5000 – in ELEVEN DAYS – from a business that I’d closed!

And guess what?  Even though one income stream went crazy, the other one didn’t slow down.

My online store was busier than ever too.

I ended up having an $11,600 month – by far the most money I’d ever made.

There were a few hiccups as I smacked into my limits – the dryer immediately died and I threw water all over my laptop.

A couple of energy corrections (and a very tech-talented hubby) later and everything was fine again and I kept moving upward with no more problems.

But that’s not the end of the story.

I thought I’d see what happened if I posted an offer of help in another – larger – forum.

Assuming there was no way the members would be interested, I sat back, ready to feel humiliated as my offer was inevitably swept to the bottom of the page.

Instead, I found myself calling “PETE!!  PETE I need your help!”

And we spent the next four hours in a whirl of energetic excitement.  I tested and set up the corrections, while he told me who was done and moved each set-up from my desk so I could do the next one.

555 comments on the thread later and there was no way I’d be able to do them all.

The next day I had to admit defeat.  But I had an idea.

“If anyone is interested then I can do a group correction where I smash the same energy block for everyone?”

And the crowd again went wild.

I was having a great time, people were feeling the energy shift, asking me how I did it, reporting back that good things were happening after my work, it was such good fun.

So I posted another one, and it got another great response.

That day I was having a chat with my brilliant friend Amy Latzen-Birks, the Strategy Ninja, and she uttered the immortal words:

“That’s a product.  Right there.  That’s a product.”

And The Prosperity Prescription was born.

Within 20 minutes she had me collecting email addresses from people who were interested in joining.

People signed up – they actually gave me their email address!

I kept hitting refresh on the Mail Chimp page and I couldn’t believe my eyes.

On Friday 8th August, my existing list had about 46 people on it.

By Saturday 9th August my new list had 300 new names and it was still growing.

That’s 650% growth in my list in one day.  

ONE DAY!

Amy had made one of my dreams come true by putting one of those fancy countdown timer things on my opt-in page!

Woohooo!!

And it was going to hit zero hour on Monday 11th August.

Gulp.

What a rush.  Emails went out on Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday night my hubby built me a camera tripod out of a step ladder, a ruler and some electrical tape and I recorded the video that went on my sales page.

On Monday, the video went out, Charter Members were invited to enrol and Pete and I sat with our daughters, wondering what would happen.

I had said to them: “This might mean that Mummy gets paid to do something she absolutely loves doing!  So cross your fingers.”

And they did.

We waited.

Then…

‘Ping’

Email.

“Someone signed up! Someone signed up!”

We went crazy!

‘Ping’ again!

The girls cheered, I cried, Pete was stunned.

And so it went on.

We closed enrolment with 165 amazing Charter Members for The Prosperity Prescription.

I have never been so humbled, so grateful, and so mind-blowingly honoured.

I had created something and people wanted to join in.  I had formed a group that would take its members on a journey of transformation over the next year.

It was a dream come true – one of those dreams that’s just so big, and so magical, and so life-changing, you don’t even dare to dream it.  It’s just within you, waiting to be unleashed.

And because The Prosperity Prescription is all about helping you to achieve greatness, to help you raise your rates and make more money, I’ll tell you the numbers.

The Prosperity Prescription launch generated over $43,000 in two weeks.

Using a skill that, five weeks previously, I thought was redundant.

That’s what happened to me when I smashed my money limit and erased my money blocks around family ‘stuff’.

What do you think would happen if we smashed and erased yours too?

Here’s what members of The Prosperity Prescription were saying in their first week…

“Michelle you truly are a bright light in this world.  And I think I speak for everyone in the Prosperity Prescription when I say that your talent surpasses anything any of us might have ever anticipated receiving from you or this experience.”

Michelle you are super interactive… I feel heard, sensed, not TOLD what to do but included, invited, cared for and loved … you are over-delivering.

“I feel infinitely held and safe in this group to smash those upper limits and create some new lifetime patterns of releasing blocks and continuing to align to my heart, path and purpose.  Thank you!”

“I am loving being a part of this group!  I am breaking through barriers and already noticing a positive difference in only a few days.  I even had a prospect follow up with me the other day and I scheduled an appointment for today and she’s moving forward!  I’m so excited to see what the results will be after a year!”

I’m still pinching myself and wondering if I’ll wake up from the most incredible dream, I just can’t believe this is my life now.

And I can’t wait to see what happens over the next year, for me AND for the amazing Charter Members.

I’ll keep you posted!

Love from

Michelle
The Energy Editor
K.F.R.P.
BA (Hons)