How To Do What You Love and
Create Financial Abudance
by Jennifer Taylor, CEO Quantum-Touch, Inc
Integrating Love and Money
I used to hate my job; I worked as a Software Developer after graduating with a Computer Science degree at Cal Poly. Even though I had a high salary, I received little, if any, spiritual satisfaction from my work. The work felt meaningless for me and sometimes completely at odds with my values but yet I needed the money to pay the bills.
Then I discovered my calling: Energy Healing! But like so many people in this field, the whole idea of trying to make a living doing healing work seemed like a complete fantasy. So I felt torn between work that feeds my soul and work that pays the bill.
In my position as CEO of Quantum-Touch, Inc, I've worked with many people who have the heartfelt desire to make a living doing what they love. And yet...
- Many healers (or Massage Therapists, Reiki Masters, etc) have a deep desire to serve, yet struggling to make ends meet. I have seen healers living out of their van!
- Many people try to fit their dreams into the few hours they have remaining at the end of the work day or the weekend.
- Many spiritual healers struggle with the idea of charging money for healing work.
- Some people feel that love should be "free" and have expressed anger about the idea of charging for healing work.
- Many healers have trouble marketing their services and attracting clients. Many people feel that marketing and service work are incompatible!
A Solution That Works...
Back in July 2007, I started working with Brian Whetten of Core Coaching. Brian made it his mission to address the challenges and conflicts of both being in service and making a good living doing it. He developed Selling by Giving: a step by step practice building system to address these issues.
By working with Brian, I developed new perspectives, insights, and tools to deal with the following concerns:
Love Should be Free
Somebody said to me recently, "Life Force Energy is from God and therefore it should be free." But are we really charging for love? Love may be free but what we are really charging for is our time to provide the healing work, set up the room, etc. Also, we are charging for our time and investment in our training to provide energy work.
Lastly, and most importantly, we are charging for the client's commitment to their own healing. One of the core concepts that Brian Whetten teaches is that MONEY IS TIED TO COMMITMENT. People pay for what they find valuable and for what they are willing to commit to.
In addition, part of the healing process for the client is the willingness to invest money in their consciousness by saying, "Yes, I'm worth the investment and I am committing to myself by paying for healing work!"
But if I charge enough for my sessions to make a living, no one will be able to afford it
Are you merely projecting your limiting beliefs around money onto your clients? Working with these inner conflicts can help you come from a place of abundance when asking your clients to pay for your services. The Selling by Giving program has truly helped our practitioners and instructors overcome these conflicts.
I'm really not serving if I have to charge money; true service work is a freely given gift from the heart...
The question I would pose here - are you freely giving from the heart or are you fostering co-dependence? What part of "service" requires you to sacrifice a part of yourself to serve? True service comes from a place of wholeness.
Unless you are independently wealthy(!), most people need a paying job in order to support themselves. I feel that if you can support yourself full time with your healing practice, then you can actually serve in a greater capacity then if you gave away your healing work for free.
Let me explain... If you have a full time job in the United States, this leaves very little time left to do healing work. Given my experience in the corporate world, most people are so exhausted from their job that they have very little energy or time to do healing work on top of a job. Whereas if you make a living doing session work, you could do 20 sessions per week; doing 20 sessions a week is nearly impossible with a full time job.
Case Study: Building a Successful Quantum-Touch Practice
by Mike Love
Certified Quantum-Touch Practitioner and Instructor
I was introduced to Quantum-Touch a little over 5 years ago at a New Age Expo in Winston-Salem, NC. I was immediately drawn by its elegant simplicity and efficacy. At the time I owned a retail based wellness center so I decided to take the basic course. Things havent been the same since. Quantum-Touch was the first energy healing modality that I learned and it opened me up to an entirely new world. I took all the courses that were offered at the time and progressed from certified practitioner to certified instructor. I also developed an interest in energy psychology during the same time and became a facilitator of one of the leading energy psychology modalities.
I let go of the retail aspect of the wellness center a short time later and focused solely on alternative healing. I didnt experience the success I had hoped for. I just wasnt able to make a living. I was very excited when I received a packet in the mail one day from Quantum-Touch which included an audio CD entitled Selling by Giving. After listening to the CD, I was extremely interested in the program. The entire approach resonated with me.
I have been in the business world for many years and most recently Ive been in business for myself. I thought I knew all about selling and marketing and customer service. The simple truth is that while I understood these business basics, I didnt understand how to effectively use them when it came to my own healing business. I didnt understand how to market and sell my services. After discussing my situation with Brian on the phone, I decided to enroll in the 6 month course.
The results have exceeded my expectations. I have totally rebuilt my practice. I remember the first time I heard Brian say, Instead of taking from a potential client, become their advocate . That made so much sense to me. When I began to see myself as their advocate, the energy around enrolling new clients totally shifted. Seeing myself as their advocate, I developed a new Wellness Assessment concept which I use to define wellness goals with all potential new clients. I now see myself as a Wellness Coach and I can tell you in less than a minute what it is that I do.
Most importantly, Ive found a confidence in myself. A confidence to be able to help anyone who comes to see me. I no longer see myself as the sole source solution provider. Once the client and I have agreed on the clients wellness goals, we then decide how best to achieve those goals. If they decide to ask someone else to help them then that is fine. I have at least helped them get clarity in what their goals are and how they can achieve them.
Some people say the proof is in the pudding. So what have the results been? The pudding tastes very good. I love what I do. Im receiving referrals from existing clients, Im building a backlog of client appointments, and Im making more money now than I ever have with my Wellness Coaching practice. I still have a ways to go until I reach that 6 figure goal, but Im confident I can achieve it with continued support from Brian. Whats been the best part of my experience in working with Brian? The other members of the group, and the Selling by Giving course. And the Success! I highly recommend this course to all who want to successfully follow their dream careers.
Two Easy Ways to Get Started with Selling by Giving
Free Practice Building Kit
The Selling by Giving Free Practice Building kit includes includes a set of handouts and exercises, an E-book, and 2 CDs for download, a subscription to our E-coaching service, and access to one of the upcoming Selling By Giving introductory telelclasses.
Three Month Homestudy Program
The Selling by Giving Homestudy Program includes the complete, 210 page, full-color 8 module course manual, 12 CDs covering all 8 modules, private access to the Selling By Giving class resources page, a system showing you how to create your own Web Of Trust Marketing Program, and more...
I believe that if we can support people in building successful careers as lightworkers, we can create more credibility for the healing community and ultimately more momentum supporting lightwork on the planet.