It’s that time of the year when your inbox screams ‘Black Friday’ with every refresh. Your social media feed is crammed with uber-hyped offers and anyone with anything imaginable to sell is supposed to discount like crazy, to persuade you to buy.
But I’m NOT sending you a Black Friday offer this week. And here’s why:
I have this big dream – a huge vision – that keeps me going, even when I might (secretly!) not be in the mood. And it is:
I want to empower and inspire you to line up with the difference you’re here to make in the world, to clear out your blocks, and to feel fearless and excited about taking inspired action.
I can’t ‘Black Friday’ you into that.
You’re either hungry for it, or you’re not. And I don’t want to use money to bully you into it!
I work all year round to help you get to the ‘hungry for it’ stage.
Why? Because most of us ‘numb out’ the pain of not following our Dharma – our life’s purpose – and we just ‘get on with life’. We drown out that quiet voice inside that is searching for something ‘out there’ to make us feel whole and fulfilled.
That pain-numbing might be procrastination, overwhelm from keeping yourself too busy to hear that voice in your heart, satisfying that need, short-term, through online shopping, or distracting yourself with social media.
Here’s a secret:
Most people spend their whole life numbing out that hunger – that yearning. We do it with social media, with impulse purchases, with food, with drink, with distractions and procrastination. Most never get to the stage of saying ‘yes’ to their dreams, and live a life confined by their subconscious fears. I don’t want you to be ‘most people’.
Once you can get past that numbing and you can allow the part of you that is hungry to make the difference that is uniquely yours to make, that’s when the magic happens. You get to say ‘yes!’ to your dreams – and the synchronicities and tools you need to make them happen seem to drop into your path.
And I’ve got a confession to make:
Once you’re at the ‘hungry for it’ stage, I’m not attached to you choosing to work with me.
As you will know by now, most of the work I do is available without charge to anyone who is hungry to make a bigger difference in the world. And that gift comes without any kind of agenda or obligation. If someone else is resonating for you instead, that’s cool.
Of course, I’d love to work with you – really I would – but it’s more important to me that you take action and make that commitment to the ‘future you’.
All I ask is that if you choose to work with someone else, please do your homework and make sure they’re authentic and not just high-price-tag veneer with a glossy graphic designer 😉 xx
And I treat the relationship you have allowed me to have with you very seriously – it is an honour to be allowed to be part of your life-journey.
I’m not going to risk that by inflating my prices most of the year so I can slash them to create a buying-frenzy, just because of a calendar date.
Instead I make my Mastermind programmes, one-to-one Mentoring and online courses as affordable as I can, whilst still offering the quality and service you deserve, each day, every day.
And I hope that’s ok with you.
And I’ve got a Big Ask for you today:
If you’re feeling tempted by the whole Black Friday excitement and your wallet is quivering to fly around the internet’s shopping carts, please pause for a moment and ask yourself:
Do I really want or need this ‘thing’ I’m about to buy?
How different might my life be next year if I were to invest that money in myself – in my future – instead?
Please consider spending that money on a course or programme – or mentoring, instead of a bag or boots or gizmos. The 80 year-old you knows which will have the greater positive effect on your life.
Of course, it’s up to you.
But I just wanted to let you know why I’m not hyping and discounting and yelling at you to buy today 😉
And if you want to make changes in your life, here are some of my books – no hype, no expectation, no obligation. They’re here for you today, and every day.
You can change your life – and change the world – for under £15.
You don’t get Black Friday deals like that.
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And if your heart is calling you to step up to the next level with your business in the coming year, then you could use the money you save on Black Friday deals to make an investment in your future that will pay you dividends, each and every year. Here are my current most popular programmes:
With love, Namaste,
Exactly my thoughts Clare, and actually what I put on my page this morning!! 🙂
Hooray! Grateful to live in a free society where each person can express their views on Black Friday and I’m honoured that you resonate with mine. x Clare
Hello Clare, How refreshing it is not to be bombarded with a headline screeching Black Friday. Thank you! I understand (and agree) with all you said. I always look forward to your posts – keep up the great work!
Have a good week, Geraldine
Thank you Geraldine. 🙂
And I feel honoured to be allowed into your inbox and newsfeed. x Clare
Hi Clare, I know you get literally hundreds of emails each day, so you may not have received or read mine yet, but I would like to buy one of your older courses, “How to get off the Emotional Roller-coaster” as a treat for my future self, thanks, I wait to hear from you.
Joy x x
All sorted 🙂 Thank you, Joy x