Want to know the WEIRDEST part of being a creative business owner?
I’ll give you a hint. It’s this annoying thing in the back of your mind that tells you that you shouldn’t charge for your product.
Oh. Ok, that wasn’t really a “hint”.
But it’s true. Every time I put out a new creative workshop — even if it’s a champagne freebie — I doubt everything I’ve ever been taught about how business and the supply/demand economy works.
I MEAN, should I just PAY people to sign up and take the course?! Would that put my biz in the black?
This weird little voice (ugh) is even louder when it comes to selling my latest book, I Am Myself; the story of a woman who found herself.
It’s gotten so loud I stopped marketing my book at all.
Why would anyone benefit from reading a super powerful and deep book about discovering your own self-worth?
Do you have that same little voice in the back of your mind, too? The good news is that just because it happens inside your mind doesn’t mean it’s true.
This weird little voice is my mind telling me that my book is not valuable enough to charge people for it.
It’s my perfectionism convincing me that my creative workshops aren’t valuable enough to ask people to pay a price that is already way below what the “online biz guru’s” tell me to charge.
And the key word there is enough (which is why I put it in italics).
That voice can’t 100% convince you that it’s not valuable, because deep down you know that it is valuable. After all, you created it. So instead, it puts an arbirtary “value line” on it that you’ll never meet. “Enough”.
And why is it weird that this happens?
BECAUSE NO ONE TOLD ME THIS. I TOLD IT TO MYSELF.
So what do we do?
- Believe in your work
- Believe in your talent
- Believe in the value of your art
- Stand in your value. (this is the hard part)
And if you need some help, bring in some logic by asking yourself a really simple question:
Do you believe in the value?
♡ Maggie Ann
P.S. Bodie & Ryan Co.‘s online creative workshops are designed to help you with this exact sort of struggle. See your value. Believe your value. Stand firm in your value.