All posts by Amira Alvarez

How Could She Say Making Money Is Easy? [Nancy’s Story]

By Amira Alvarez Is it easy for you to make money consistently? Or, if you're honest, do you struggle every month, wondering... Where's the money going to come from? Does it feel harder than you want it to be? You'll often hear me say... "It's easy to make money..." But it's not just…
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Is it easy for you to make money consistently? Or, if you're honest, do you struggle every month, wondering… Where's the money going to come from?

Does it feel harder than you want it to be?

You'll often hear me say… “It's easy to make money…”

But it's not just me… my clients say this too...

Recently I got a message from Nancy, who's in my Spirit of Wealth Mastermind

She started to list out everything that has opened up for her after joining the group…

A new paid teaching position, two new ideal clients coming to her, a verbal agreement on a major, major contract, chapter after chapter finally being written easily on her book, and her dream job…

That she's been dreaming about since 2011… that's 6 years that she's been wanting to do a project like this… came through!!!

She ended what she wrote with… “Making money is surprisingly easy. <3”

And best of all, she said… “This is big, but it doesn't even feel scary. It feels great.”

That's ease right there…

But what it took was doing something uncomfortable for her…

I told her to pick up the phone. Have that conversation with the people in charge. Put herself out there. Sell herself.

“Nope, Nancy. Don't send that email. Pick up the phone.”

She didn't want to, but she did it anyway. She took quick action before she could talk herself out of it.

And she got the results that she wanted!

The lesson here is: If you want different results, you've got to take different actions. You've got to stretch yourself and this will mean being uncomfortable… temporarily. This part won't feel easy.

But if you don't do it… you stay the same, you make the same amount of money, you continue struggling… and continue thinking… Why is this so hard? What's wrong with me?

So what are you going to do in 2018…

You've got a choice to make… stay the same and continue to make it harder than it needs to be?

Or take bold new action, to change your outcome dramatically?

It can happen very quickly if you want it to.

Amira

 

What do I charge? How do I get my pricing right?

By Amira Alvarez The first thing to know is that this is not just about what the market will bear. This is not about what people will pay. (That's only a very small part of the equation.) If you look to these conditions, you'll be limited by your own experience. You will make…
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The first thing to know is that this is not just about what the market will bear. This is not about what people will pay. (That's only a very small part of the equation.)

If you look to these conditions, you'll be limited by your own experience. You will make decisions about pricing based on your own experience…. what you have paid, what you would pay, what the people you know would pay, what your past clients or customers have paid, and what the competition is charging.

Most people walk around with blinders on–only seeing what they've already seen.

This limits you and your earning potential tremendously. There's a market at every price point.

The answer is two-fold.

First, there's a simple math calculation you have to do and it goes like this…

How much do you want to make annually?  Your answer = X

How much are you charging now or considering charging? Your answer = Y

Then the calculation looks like X divided by Y = Number of products or clients.
 
So let's say…

X = $200,000 annually
Y= $3,000 per client or productThen $200,000 / $3,000 = 67 products or clients a year
67/12 months = 6 new clients or products a month

Is this doable? Sustainable? Does it feel good? Can you handle it? Will it be overwhelming?Does the amount you're charging or considering charging feel exciting?

If it doesn't feel sustainable, good, doable, exciting… that means some part of the equation needs to change. You either need to raise your prices or lower your financial goal.

Don't make the mistake of lowering your financial goal. That's soul crushing.

Instead, raise your prices.

And that's when the noise starts…

  • Will people pay that?
  • What will people say?
  • Is it worth it?
  • Am I worth it?
  • Do I really need to earn that much money?
  • Will I have no clients or make no sales?
  • Will I have no money at all?
  • Will I let my family down, not be able to pay my bills, starve, and die?

This is your money story. This is your worth story. This is your security story.

The second part of this answer is that you're going to have to move through your own resistance.

“Getting your pricing right” is what happens after you make the sale at your new price point, not before.

To get there, you've got to manage your mindset and deal with your worth, security, and money issues. This is where the rubber meets the road.

And the only way forward is through.

Amira

Which kind of fear is stopping you?

By Amira Alvarez Okay, let's pull back the covers on Visibility today and look at the dark underbelly. What stops you from getting more out there with your business? It's probably some kind of fear. Here are some common fears. Do you relate to these? Fear of judgment (what other people will think…
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Okay, let's pull back the covers on Visibility today and look at the dark underbelly.

What stops you from getting more out there with your business?

It's probably some kind of fear.

Here are some common fears. Do you relate to these?

Fear of judgment (what other people will think or say)
Fear of rejection
Fear of doing it wrong or making a mistake
Fear of over-selling or being out of integrity
Fear that no one will actually care
Fear that you actually have nothing to share (imposter syndrome)
Fear of failure
Fear of success
Fear of wasting your time
Fear of it not working
Fear of not being good enough

The list actually goes on and on.

What is it for you? What are your top fears when you think of taking your visibility to the next level? Answer this.

This will NOT bring you down. This is a truth-telling mission. You have to see it first to be able to change it.

Amira

Creating Time in Your Business

By Amira Alvarez We have time for everything we want to do. If you're overwhelmed with all your projects and tasks... If you're running around panicked that you're going to drop the ball... If you're stressed with too many obligations... Listen up. Yes, we all have the same 24 hours in the day.…
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We have time for everything we want to do.

If you're overwhelmed with all your projects and tasks…

If you're running around panicked that you're going to drop the ball…

If you're stressed with too many obligations…

Listen up.

Yes, we all have the same 24 hours in the day. Time is time. There's no getting around that on the material plane.

How do you create more time for yourself?

I'll give you the answer right away.

You make DECISIONS.

By making a choice, you clear the noise in your head and you stop wasting your precious energy spinning out about not getting everything done.

Your energy is precious. Stop wasting it on beating yourself and feeling bad about your capacity and things left undone.

This is a total and utter waste of your creative capacity. This is what makes you feel like you have no time.

Once you CHOOSE, you close that energy leak and you're off to the races.

You can then jam on all your projects and you get more done, in the same 24-hours, because you're not slowed down by indecision, doubt, recrimination, etc.

You actualize your power through your decisions. Start making them.

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Investing In Your Business

By Amira Alvarez I just saw a dear friend post on Facebook about a thought she was having regarding where the money to invest in your business comes from. The first thought that came to me was: Make the money. That's my answer to investing in my business now. More on this... If…
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I just saw a dear friend post on Facebook about a thought she was having regarding where the money to invest in your business comes from.

The first thought that came to me was: Make the money.

That's my answer to investing in my business now.

More on this…

If I want something that I need money to obtain, like coaching, staff, software etc. I go make the money, if I don't already have it. I make it happen for myself.

I say YES, then go make it happen.

I invest, then go make it happen.

This pre-supposes that I'll do the work. This pre-supposes belief in myself.

This wasn't always the case. Previously, I'd look to see if I had the money already.

“Is it here? In my bank account?”

Now, if I want it, I create it.

You can too.

This doesn't mean spend the money, then hope to be saved. Truly. And neither am I advocating to spend money out of fear.

I'm advocating for believing in yourself and your abilities, and the power of taking action in favor of  your dreams.

Think of this pull to invest in your business as a call *to action* that your Desire is making.

Amira